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Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects

  1. .22 = a .22 caliber firearm
  2. 3d radar = radar that will report altitude as well as azimuth and distance of a target
  3. 3TC = a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is very effective in combination with zidovudine in treating AIDS and HIV
  4. 4WD = a transmission that provides power directly to all four wheels of a motor vehicle / a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system
  5. 78 = a shellac based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute
  6. A battery = the battery used to heat the filaments of a vacuum tube
  7. A-bomb = a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission
  8. A-line = women's clothing that has a fitted top and a flared skirt that is widest at the hemline
  9. A/C = an appliance designed to extract humidity from the air and thereby cool it
  10. aba = a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair / a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth
  11. abacus = a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves / a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave
  12. abandoned ship = a ship abandoned on the high seas
  13. abatis = a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy
  14. abattis = a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy
  15. abattoir = a building where animals are butchered
  16. abaya = a loose black robe from head to toe
  17. Abbe condenser = a condenser having 2 or 3 lenses with wide aperture for use in microscopes
  18. abbey = a monastery ruled by an abbot / a convent ruled by an abbess / a church associated with a monastery or convent
  19. ABM = a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles
  20. Abney level = a surveying instrument consisting of a spirit level and a sighting tube
  21. abode = housing that someone is living in
  22. aborticide = a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
  23. abortifacient = a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
  24. abortion pill = an abortion-inducing drug developed in France
  25. abortion-inducing drug = a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
  26. abradant = a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing
  27. abrader = a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing
  28. abrading stone = a primitive stone artifact (usually made of sandstone) used as an abrader
  29. abstract art = an abstract genre of art
  30. Abstract Expressionism = a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions
  31. abstraction = an abstract painting
  32. abstractionism = an abstract genre of art
  33. abutment = a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
  34. abutment arch = an arch supported by an abutment
  35. academic costume = a costume worn on formal occasions by the faculty or students of a university or college
  36. academic gown = a gown worn by academics or judges
  37. academic robe = a gown worn by academics or judges
  38. academy = a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
  39. Acapulco gold = a particularly potent variety of marijuana
  40. accelerator = a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine / a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles / a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  41. accelerator pedal = a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  42. accelerometer = an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rockets
  43. access = a way of entering or leaving / (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
  44. access road = a short road giving access to an expressway
  45. accessory = a supplementary component that improves capability / clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
  46. accommodating IOL = a lens implant containing a hinge that allows for both near and far vision
  47. accommodating lens implant = a lens implant containing a hinge that allows for both near and far vision
  48. accommodation = living quarters provided for public convenience
  49. accommodation ladder = a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside
  50. accordion = a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument
  51. accordion door = an interior door that opens by folding back in sections
  52. accouterment = clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
  53. accoutrement = clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
  54. accumulator = a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register / a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
  55. accumulator register = a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register
  56. ace = one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
  57. ACE inhibitor = an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme
  58. ace of clubs = the ace in the club suit
  59. ace of diamonds = the ace in the diamond suit
  60. ace of hearts = the ace in the heart suit
  61. ace of spades = the ace in the spade suit
  62. acebutolol = an oral beta blocker used in treating hypertension
  63. acetaminophen = an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation
  64. acetanilid = a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
  65. acetanilide = a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
  66. acetate = a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate
  67. acetate disk = a disk coated with cellulose acetate
  68. acetate rayon = a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate
  69. acetophenetidin = a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
  70. acetphenetidin = a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
  71. acetylsalicylic acid = the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic
  72. achromatic lens = a compound lens system that forms an image free from chromatic aberration
  73. acid = street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
  74. ack-ack = artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  75. ack-ack gun = artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  76. acorn tube = a small vacuum tube
  77. acoustic = a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
  78. acoustic delay line = a delay line based on the time of propagation of sound waves
  79. acoustic device = a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
  80. acoustic gramophone = an antique record player
  81. acoustic guitar = sound is not amplified by electrical means
  82. acoustic modem = a modem that converts electrical signals to telephone tones and back again
  83. acoustic storage = a storage device consisting of acoustic delay lines
  84. acropolis = the citadel in ancient Greek towns
  85. acrylic = a synthetic fabric / used especially by artists
  86. acrylic paint = used especially by artists
  87. actinometer = an instrument for measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation
  88. actinomycin = any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria
  89. action = the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
  90. action mechanism = the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
  91. action painting = a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions
  92. active matrix screen = a type of LCD screen used for some portable computers
  93. active placebo = a placebo used in experimental tests of a drug that has noticeable side effects
  94. activewear = attire worn for sport or for casual wear
  95. actuator = a mechanism that puts something into automatic action
  96. Adam = street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  97. adapter = device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible
  98. adaptor = device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible
  99. add-in = a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  100. add-on = a supplementary component that improves capability / a component that is added to something to improve it
  101. adder = a machine that adds numbers
  102. adding machine = a calculator that performs simple arithmetic functions
  103. addition = a component that is added to something to improve it
  104. additive = something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
  105. addressing machine = a printer that automatically prints addresses on letters for mailing
  106. Addressograph = a printer that automatically prints addresses on letters for mailing
  107. adhesive bandage = bandage consisting of a medical dressing of plain absorbent gauze held in place by a plastic or fabric tape coated with adhesive
  108. adhesive plaster = adhesive tape used in dressing wounds
  109. adhesive tape = tape coated with adhesive
  110. adit = a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
  111. adjoining room = a hotel room that shares a wall with another hotel room
  112. adjustable spanner = can be changed to different settings
  113. adjustable wrench = can be changed to different settings
  114. adjuvant = an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment
  115. admixture = an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
  116. adobe = sun-dried brick
  117. adobe brick = sun-dried brick
  118. adobe house = a house built of sod or adobe laid in horizontal courses
  119. adornment = a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
  120. ADP system = a system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage
  121. ADPS = a system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage
  122. adrenergic = drug that has the effects of epinephrine
  123. adrenergic drug = drug that has the effects of epinephrine
  124. adumbration = a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation
  125. adz = an edge tool used to cut and shape wood
  126. adze = an edge tool used to cut and shape wood
  127. aegis = armor plate that protects the chest
  128. aeolian harp = a harp having strings tuned in unison
  129. aeolian lyre = a harp having strings tuned in unison
  130. aerator = an apparatus for exposing something to the air
  131. aerial = an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
  132. aerial ladder = mechanically extendible ladder
  133. aerial ladder truck = a fire engine carrying ladders
  134. aerial torpedo = a torpedo designed to be launched from an airplane
  135. aerial tramway = a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
  136. aerodrome = an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
  137. aerofoil = a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air
  138. aerogenerator = generator that extracts usable energy from winds
  139. aeroplane = an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
  140. aerosol = a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray
  141. aerosol bomb = a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas) / a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive
  142. aerosol can = a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray
  143. aerosol container = a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray
  144. afghan = a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares
  145. African tea = the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea
  146. AFRL = a United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces
  147. Afro-wig = a wig that gives the appearance of an Afro hairdo
  148. after part = the rear part of a ship
  149. after-shave = a fragrant lotion for a man's face after shaving
  150. after-shave lotion = a fragrant lotion for a man's face after shaving
  151. afterburner = a device that injects fuel into a hot exhaust for extra thrust
  152. afterdeck = a deck abaft of midships
  153. afterthought = an addition that was not included in the original plan
  154. agal = a cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyeh
  155. agateware = pottery that is veined and mottled to resemble agate
  156. agglomerator = a device that causes material to gather into rounded balls
  157. aggregate = the whole amount
  158. aglet = ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform / metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
  159. agonist = a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction
  160. agora = a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece
  161. AHPCRC = a United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications
  162. aid station = a station located near a combat area for giving first aid to the wounded
  163. aiglet = ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform / metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
  164. aigret = a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume
  165. aigrette = a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume
  166. aiguilette = ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform
  167. aileron = an airfoil that controls lateral motion
  168. air bag = a safety restraint in an automobile
  169. air base = a base for military aircraft
  170. air cleaner = a filter that removes dust from the air that passes through it
  171. air compressor = a compressor that takes in air at atmospheric pressure and delivers it at a higher pressure
  172. air conditioner = a system that keeps air cool and dry / an appliance designed to extract humidity from the air and thereby cool it
  173. air conditioning = a system that keeps air cool and dry
  174. air cushion = a cushion usually made of rubber or plastic that can be inflated / a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion
  175. air duct = a duct that provides ventilation
  176. air filter = a filter that removes dust from the air that passes through it
  177. Air Force Research Laboratory = a United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces
  178. air gun = a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
  179. air hammer = a hammer driven by compressed air
  180. air hole = a hole that allows the passage of air
  181. air horn = air intake of a carburetor / a pneumatic horn
  182. air hose = a hose that carries air under pressure
  183. air jacket = an inflatable life jacket
  184. air lock = a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
  185. air mattress = a mattress that can be stored flat and inflated for use
  186. air passage = a duct that provides ventilation
  187. air pump = a pump that moves air in or out of something
  188. air rifle = a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
  189. air search radar = a shipboard radar that searches for aircraft
  190. air shaft = a shaft for ventilation
  191. air spring = a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion
  192. air station = a base for military aircraft
  193. air terminal = a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight
  194. air thermometer = thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the pressure of a gas kept at constant volume
  195. air transportation system = a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
  196. air well = a shaft for ventilation
  197. air-conditioner = an appliance designed to extract humidity from the air and thereby cool it
  198. air-intake = a duct that admits air to be mixed with fuel
  199. air-raid shelter = a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities
  200. air-to-air missile = a missile designed to be launched from one airplane at another
  201. air-to-ground missile = a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground
  202. air-to-surface missile = a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground
  203. airbrake = a vehicular brake that operates by compressed air
  204. airbrush = an atomizer to spray paint by means of compressed air
  205. airbus = a subsonic jet airliner operated over short distances
  206. aircraft = a vehicle that can fly
  207. aircraft carrier = a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
  208. aircraft engine = the engine that powers and aircraft
  209. airdock = a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
  210. airdrome = an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
  211. airfield = a place where planes take off and land
  212. airfoil = a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air
  213. airframe = the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket
  214. airgun = a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
  215. airing cupboard = a warm cupboard where you put newly washed clothes until they are completely dry
  216. airline = a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers / a hose that carries air under pressure
  217. airline business = a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
  218. airliner = a commercial airplane that carries passengers
  219. airlock = a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
  220. airmailer = a mailer for airmail
  221. airplane = an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
  222. airplane propeller = a propeller that rotates to push against air
  223. airport = an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
  224. airport terminal = a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight
  225. airscrew = a propeller that rotates to push against air
  226. airship = a steerable self-propelled aircraft
  227. airstrip = an airfield without normal airport facilities
  228. airway = a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers / a duct that provides ventilation
  229. aisle = passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores / part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns / a long narrow passage
  230. Aladdin's lamp = a magical lamp from which Aladdin summoned a genie
  231. alarm = a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event / a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
  232. alarm clock = a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
  233. alarm system = a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
  234. Alaskan pipeline = an oil pipeline that runs 800 miles from wells at Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez
  235. alb = a white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves
  236. album = a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes
  237. alcazar = any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
  238. alcohol thermometer = thermometer consisting of a glass capillary tube marked with degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit and containing alcohol which rises or falls as it expands or contracts with changes in temperature
  239. alcohol-in-glass thermometer = thermometer consisting of a glass capillary tube marked with degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit and containing alcohol which rises or falls as it expands or contracts with changes in temperature
  240. alcove = a small recess opening off a larger room
  241. alehouse = a tavern where ale is sold
  242. alembic = an obsolete kind of container used for distillation
  243. algometer = device for measuring pain caused by pressure
  244. Alhambra = a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages
  245. alidad = surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles / surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments
  246. alidade = surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles / surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments
  247. alkylating agent = an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
  248. all-terrain bike = a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires
  249. Allen screw = a screw with a hexagonal hole in the head
  250. Allen wrench = a wrench for Allen screws
  251. alleviant = remedy that alleviates pain without curing
  252. alleviator = remedy that alleviates pain without curing
  253. alley = a narrow street with walls on both sides / a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
  254. alleyway = a narrow street with walls on both sides
  255. alligator clip = a clip with a spring that closes the metal jaws
  256. alligator wrench = a wrench with a v-shaped jaw and serrations on one side
  257. alms box = box for collecting alms, especially one in a church
  258. alms dish = a tray for collecting the offering from a congregation
  259. alms tray = a tray for collecting the offering from a congregation
  260. aloes = a purgative made from the leaves of aloe
  261. alpaca = a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
  262. alpenstock = a stout staff with a metal point
  263. alpha blocker = any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia
  264. alpha-adrenergic blocker = any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia
  265. alpha-adrenergic blocking agent = any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia
  266. alpha-blocker = any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia
  267. alpha-interferon = a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects
  268. alphanumeric display = a display that gives the information in the form of characters
  269. Alpine lift = a surface lift where riders hold a bar and are pulled up the hill on their skis
  270. altar = a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made / the table in Christian churches where communion is given
  271. altarpiece = a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
  272. altazimuth = an instrument that measures the altitude and azimuth of celestial bodies
  273. alternator = an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current
  274. altimeter = an instrument that measures the height above ground
  275. alto relievo = a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
  276. alto rilievo = a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
  277. alum = a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent
  278. aluminium foil = foil made of aluminum
  279. aluminum foil = foil made of aluminum
  280. Amati = a violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his family
  281. ambo = a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
  282. ambulance = a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
  283. ambulatory = a covered walkway
  284. amen corner = area reserved for persons leading the responsive `amens'
  285. American flag = the national flag of the United States of America
  286. American organ = a free-reed instrument in which air is drawn in through reeds by suction bellows
  287. American Stock Exchange = a stock exchange in New York
  288. Americana = any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
  289. amethopterin = toxic antimetabolite that limits cellular reproduction by acting as an antagonist to folic acid
  290. AMEX = a stock exchange in New York
  291. amidopyrine = a white crystalline substance used as an analgesic and antipyretic
  292. aminophylline = a theophylline derivative that is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis
  293. aminopyrine = a white crystalline substance used as an analgesic and antipyretic
  294. ammeter = a meter that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes
  295. ammo = projectiles to be fired from a gun
  296. ammonia clock = an atomic clock based on vibrational frequency of the nitrogen atom in the ammonia molecule
  297. ammunition = projectiles to be fired from a gun
  298. ammunition chest = a chest to hold ammunition
  299. amobarbital = a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects
  300. amobarbital sodium = the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate
  301. amphetamine = a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite
  302. amphetamine sulfate = a sulfate derivative of amphetamine that is used as a stimulant for the central nervous system
  303. amphetamine sulphate = a sulfate derivative of amphetamine that is used as a stimulant for the central nervous system
  304. amphibian = an airplane designed to take off and land on water / a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
  305. amphibious aircraft = an airplane designed to take off and land on water
  306. amphibious vehicle = a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
  307. amphitheater = an oval large stadium with tiers of seats
  308. amphitheatre = an oval large stadium with tiers of seats
  309. Amphitheatrum Flavium = a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
  310. amphora = an ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neck
  311. amphotericin = an antibiotic and antifungal agent
  312. amplifier = electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
  313. ampoule = a small bottle that contains a drug
  314. ampul = a small bottle that contains a drug
  315. ampule = a small bottle that contains a drug
  316. ampulla = a flask that has two handles
  317. amulet = a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
  318. amusement arcade = an arcade featuring coin-operated game machines
  319. amyl nitrate = a vasodilator that is sometimes used to treat angina pectoris
  320. anachronism = an artifact that belongs to another time
  321. anaesthetic = a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  322. anaesthetic agent = a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  323. anaglyph = anything carved in low relief / moving or still pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed
  324. analeptic = a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system
  325. analgesic = a medicine used to relieve pain
  326. analog clock = a clock that displays the time of day by the position of hands on a dial
  327. analog computer = a computer that represents information by variable quantities
  328. analog watch = a watch that represents time by the position of hands on a dial
  329. analog-digital converter = device for converting analogue signals into digital signals
  330. analog-to-digital converter = device for converting analogue signals into digital signals
  331. analogue computer = a computer that represents information by variable quantities
  332. analyser = an instrument that performs analyses
  333. analytical balance = a beam balance of great precision used in quantitative chemical analysis
  334. analyzer = an instrument that performs analyses
  335. anamorphism = a distorted projection or perspective
  336. anamorphosis = a distorted projection or perspective
  337. anastigmat = compound lens or lens system designed to be free of astigmatism and able to form approximately point images
  338. anastigmatic lens = a lens designed to correct astigmatism
  339. anchor = a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  340. anchor chain = the chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel
  341. anchor light = a light in the rigging of a ship that is riding at anchor
  342. anchor rope = the chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel
  343. AND circuit = a circuit in a computer that fires only when all of its inputs fire
  344. AND gate = a circuit in a computer that fires only when all of its inputs fire
  345. andiron = metal supports for logs in a fireplace
  346. android = an automaton that resembles a human being
  347. anechoic chamber = a chamber having very little reverberation
  348. anemometer = a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind
  349. aneroid = a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
  350. aneroid barometer = a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
  351. anesthetic = a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  352. anesthetic agent = a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  353. anesthyl = a mixture of methyl and ethyl chloride
  354. angel dust = a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians
  355. angiocardiogram = a series of X rays representing the action of the heart and its blood vessels after the injection of a radiopaque substance
  356. angiogenesis inhibitor = a drug that is designed to prevent the growth of blood vessels that nourish tumors
  357. angiogram = an X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance
  358. angioscope = a modified microscope used to study capillary vessels
  359. angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor = an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme
  360. angle bracket = an L-shaped metal bracket
  361. angle iron = an L-shaped metal bracket
  362. angledozer = a bulldozer with an angled moldboard to push earth to one side
  363. Anglo-German concertina = a concertina with bellows and buttons on both ends
  364. Angostura Bridge = a suspension bridge across the Orinoco River at Ciudad Bolivar
  365. animalization = a depiction in the form of an animal
  366. ankle brace = a brace worn to strengthen the ankle
  367. ankle bracelet = an ornament worn around the ankle
  368. anklet = an ornament worn around the ankle / a sock that reaches just above the ankle / a shoe for a child or woman that has a strap around the ankle
  369. anklets = a sock that reaches just above the ankle
  370. ankus = an elephant goad with a sharp spike and a hook
  371. annex = an addition that extends a main building
  372. annexe = an addition that extends a main building
  373. annulet = molding in the form of a ring
  374. annunciator = an indicator that announces which electrical circuit has been active
  375. anode = a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device / the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
  376. anodyne = a medicine used to relieve pain
  377. anorak = a kind of heavy jacket
  378. anovulant = a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
  379. anovulatory drug = a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
  380. answering machine = an electronic device that answers the telephone and records messages
  381. antagonist = a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug
  382. antechamber = a large entrance or reception room or area
  383. antefix = carved ornament at the eaves of a tile roof concealing the joints between tiles
  384. antenna = an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
  385. anteroom = a large entrance or reception room or area
  386. anthelminthic = a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
  387. anthelmintic = a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
  388. anti-G suit = pressure suit worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration
  389. anti-impotence drug = drug to treat impotence attributable to erectile dysfunction
  390. anti-inflammatory = a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
  391. anti-inflammatory drug = a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
  392. anti-personnel bomb = a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments
  393. anti-submarine rocket = a shipboard system to fire rockets at submarines
  394. anti-sway bar = a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks
  395. anti-TNF compound = a class of drugs that block the action of tumor necrosis factor
  396. anti-torque rotor = rotor consisting of a rotating airfoil on the tail of a single-rotor helicopter
  397. antiaircraft = artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  398. antiaircraft gun = artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  399. antianxiety agent = a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
  400. antianxiety drug = a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
  401. antiarrhythmic = a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
  402. antiarrhythmic drug = a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
  403. antiarrhythmic medication = a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
  404. antibacterial = any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
  405. antibacterial drug = any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
  406. antiballistic missile = a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles
  407. antibiotic = a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
  408. antibiotic drug = a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
  409. anticholinergic = a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
  410. anticholinergic drug = a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
  411. anticholinesterase = a medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
  412. anticoagulant = medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
  413. anticoagulant medication = medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
  414. anticonvulsant = a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions
  415. anticonvulsant drug = a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions
  416. antidepressant = any of a class of drugs used to treat depression
  417. antidepressant drug = any of a class of drugs used to treat depression
  418. antidiabetic = a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
  419. antidiabetic drug = a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
  420. antidiarrheal = a drug used to control or stop diarrhea
  421. antidiarrheal drug = a drug used to control or stop diarrhea
  422. antidiuretic = a drug that limits the formation of urine
  423. antidiuretic drug = a drug that limits the formation of urine
  424. antidote = a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
  425. antiemetic = a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
  426. antiemetic drug = a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
  427. antiepileptic = a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions
  428. antiepileptic drug = a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions
  429. antiflatulent = any agent that reduces intestinal gas
  430. antifouling paint = a paint used to protect against the accumulation of barnacles etc. on underwater surfaces
  431. antifungal = any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  432. antifungal agent = any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  433. antihistamine = a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds
  434. antihypertensive = a drug that reduces high blood pressure
  435. antihypertensive drug = a drug that reduces high blood pressure
  436. antimacassar = a piece of ornamented cloth that protects the back of a chair from hair oils
  437. antimalarial = a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria
  438. antimalarial drug = a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria
  439. antimetabolite = an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
  440. antimicrobial = an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
  441. antimicrobic = an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
  442. antimycin = a crystalline antibiotic active against various fungi
  443. antimycotic = any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  444. antimycotic agent = any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  445. antineoplastic = any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells
  446. antineoplastic antibiotic = an antibiotic drug used as an antineoplastic in chemotherapy
  447. antineoplastic drug = any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells
  448. antipersonnel bomb = a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments
  449. antiperspirant = an astringent substance applied to the skin to reduce perspiration
  450. antiprotozoal = a medicinal drug used to fight diseases (like malaria) that are caused by protozoa
  451. antiprotozoal drug = a medicinal drug used to fight diseases (like malaria) that are caused by protozoa
  452. antipruritic = a substance that relieves or prevents itching
  453. antipsychotic = tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
  454. antipsychotic agent = tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
  455. antipsychotic drug = tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
  456. antipyretic = any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
  457. antique = any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
  458. antiquity = an artifact surviving from the past
  459. antiseptic = a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
  460. antispasmodic = a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms
  461. antispasmodic agent = a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms
  462. antisyphilitic = a drug (or other chemical agent) that is effective against syphilis
  463. antitussive = any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
  464. antiviral = any drug that destroys viruses
  465. antiviral agent = any drug that destroys viruses
  466. antiviral drug = any drug that destroys viruses
  467. Antonine Wall = a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland
  468. anvil = a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering
  469. anxiolytic = a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
  470. anxiolytic drug = a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
  471. ao dai = the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back
  472. apadana = the great hall in ancient Persian palaces
  473. apartment = a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
  474. apartment building = a building that is divided into apartments
  475. apartment house = a building that is divided into apartments
  476. APC = a drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine) / (military) an armored vehicle (usually equipped with caterpillar treads) that is used to transport infantry
  477. aperient = a purging medicine
  478. aperture = an man-made opening
  479. aphrodisiac = a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire
  480. apiary = a shed containing a number of beehives
  481. apishamore = a saddle blanket made of buffalo hide
  482. apomorphine = a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine
  483. apothecary's shop = a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
  484. apparatus = equipment designed to serve a specific function
  485. apparel = clothing in general
  486. appendage = a part that is joined to something larger
  487. appendicle = a small appendage
  488. appetite suppressant = a drug that suppresses appetite
  489. Appian Way = an ancient Roman road in Italy extending south from Rome to Brindisi
  490. apple of discord = a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it
  491. apple orchard = a grove of apple trees
  492. applecart = a handcart from which apples and other fruit are sold in the street
  493. appliance = durable goods for home or office use / a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
  494. application = liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
  495. applicator = a device for applying a substance
  496. applier = a device for applying a substance
  497. applique = a decorative design made of one material sewn over another
  498. appointment = furnishings and equipment
  499. approach = a way of entering or leaving
  500. approach trench = a trench that provides protected passage between the rear and front lines of a defensive position
  501. appurtenance = a supplementary component that improves capability / equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
  502. apron = a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing / a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used / the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra
  503. apron string = a cord used to tie an apron at the waist
  504. apse = a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church
  505. apsis = a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church
  506. aquaplane = a board that is pulled by a speedboat as a person stands on it and skims over the top of the water
  507. aquarium = a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
  508. aquatint = an etching made by a process that makes it resemble a water color
  509. aqueduct = a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
  510. arabesque = an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design
  511. Arabian tea = the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea
  512. araroba = a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases
  513. arbalest = an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges
  514. arbalist = an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges
  515. arbor = a framework that supports climbing plants / any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
  516. arboretum = a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition
  517. arbour = a framework that supports climbing plants
  518. arc lamp = a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes
  519. arc light = a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes
  520. arc-boutant = a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch
  521. arcade = a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns / a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side
  522. arch = a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it / a passageway under a curved masonry construction
  523. arch support = a support for the arch of the foot
  524. architectural ornament = something added to a building to improve its appearance
  525. architectural plan = scale drawing of a structure
  526. architecture = an architectural product or work
  527. architrave = the lowest part of an entablature
  528. archive = a depository containing historical records and documents
  529. archway = a passageway under a curved masonry construction
  530. arctic = a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
  531. area = a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
  532. areaway = a passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement
  533. arena = a playing field where sports events take place / a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
  534. arena theater = a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage
  535. argyle = a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural) / a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background
  536. argyll = a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural) / a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background
  537. arial mosaic = arrangement of aerial photographs forming a composite picture
  538. ark = a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood / (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
  539. Ark of the Covenant = sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
  540. arm = the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person / any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm / the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm / any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
  541. arm band = a band worn around the arm for decoration
  542. arm guard = a pad worn by football players and hockey goalkeepers
  543. arm pad = a pad worn by football players and hockey goalkeepers
  544. armament = weaponry used by military or naval force
  545. armature = coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field
  546. armband = a band worn around the upper arm
  547. armchair = chair with a support on each side for arms
  548. armet = a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard
  549. armguard = a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports
  550. armhole = a hole through which you put your arm and where a sleeve can be attached
  551. armilla = a bracelet worn around the wrist or arm / a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops
  552. armillary sphere = a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops
  553. armlet = a band worn around the arm for decoration
  554. armoire = a large wardrobe or cabinet
  555. armor = protective covering made of metal and used in combat
  556. armor plate = specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
  557. armor plating = specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
  558. armored car = a military combat vehicle on wheels with light armor (and usually a machine gun) / an armor-plated truck with strong doors and locks used to transport money or valuables
  559. armored combat vehicle = an enclosed armored military vehicle
  560. armored personnel carrier = an armored vehicle (usually equipped with caterpillar treads) that is used to transport infantry
  561. armored vehicle = a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
  562. armorial bearing = heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  563. armory = a place where arms are manufactured / a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms / all the weapons and equipment that a country has
  564. armour = protective covering made of metal and used in combat
  565. armour plate = specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
  566. armoured car = a military combat vehicle on wheels with light armor (and usually a machine gun) / an armor-plated truck with strong doors and locks used to transport money or valuables
  567. armoured combat vehicle = an enclosed armored military vehicle
  568. armoured personnel carrier = an armored vehicle (usually equipped with caterpillar treads) that is used to transport infantry
  569. armoured vehicle = a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
  570. armoury = a place where arms are manufactured / a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms / all the weapons and equipment that a country has
  571. armrest = a support for the arm
  572. arms = the official symbols of a family, state, etc. / weapons considered collectively
  573. army base = a large base of operations for an army
  574. Army High Performance Computing Research Center = a United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications
  575. army hut = temporary military shelter
  576. army tank = an enclosed armored military vehicle
  577. arnica = an ointment used in treating bruises
  578. arquebus = an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
  579. arras = a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric often with pictorial designs
  580. array = an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics / especially fine or decorative clothing
  581. arrester = a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
  582. arrester hook = a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
  583. arrival gate = gate where passengers disembark
  584. arrow = a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other
  585. arrowhead = the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow
  586. arsenal = a place where arms are manufactured / a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms / all the weapons and equipment that a country has
  587. art = the products of human creativity
  588. art gallery = a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
  589. art object = a work of art of some artistic value
  590. art school = a school specializing in art
  591. Artemision at Ephesus = the large temple of the Greek goddess Artemis which was begun at Ephesus in 541 BC and completed 220 years later
  592. arterial road = a major or main route
  593. arteriogram = an X ray of an artery filled with a contrast medium
  594. artery = a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic
  595. artesian well = a well drilled through impermeable strata into strata that receive water from a higher altitude so there is pressure to force the water to flow upward
  596. arthrogram = an X ray of a joint after the injection of a contrast medium
  597. arthroscope = a type of endoscope that is inserted into a joint for visual examination
  598. article of clothing = a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  599. article of commerce = an article that is offered for sale
  600. article of furniture = furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
  601. articulated ladder = a ladder consisting of segments (usually four) that are held together by joints that can lock in place
  602. articulated lorry = a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
  603. artificial additive = an additive to food intended to improve its flavor or appearance or shelf-life
  604. artificial flower = a handmade imitation of a blossom
  605. artificial heart = a pump that replaces the natural heart
  606. artificial horizon = a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope
  607. artificial joint = a metal or plastic part that is surgically implanted to replace a natural joint
  608. artificial kidney = a machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's body
  609. artificial lake = lake used to store water for community use
  610. artificial pacemaker = an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker
  611. artificial satellite = man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
  612. artificial skin = a synthetic covering with two layers used experimentally to treat burn victims
  613. artillery = large but transportable armament
  614. artillery shell = a shell fired by artillery
  615. artist's loft = a factory loft that has been converted into an artist's workroom and living area
  616. artist's workroom = a studio especially for an artist or designer
  617. ascot = a cravat with wide square ends
  618. asdic = a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return
  619. ash bin = a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected
  620. Ash Can = early 20th-century United States painting
  621. ash-bin = a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected
  622. ash-pan = a receptacle fitted beneath the grate in which ashes collect and are removed
  623. ashbin = a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected
  624. ashcan = a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected
  625. Ashcan school = early 20th-century United States painting
  626. ashlar = a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes
  627. ashtray = a receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes
  628. asparagus bed = a bed in which asparagus is growing
  629. aspergill = a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge
  630. aspersorium = a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge
  631. asphyxiator = a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
  632. aspirator = a pump that draws air or another gas through a liquid
  633. aspirin = the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic
  634. aspirin powder = a powdered form of aspirin
  635. assagai = the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa
  636. assault gun = an armored vehicle with the chassis of a tank (but no turret) and a large gun
  637. assault rifle = any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
  638. assegai = the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa
  639. assemblage = a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose
  640. assembly = a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit / a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together / a public facility to meet for open discussion
  641. assembly hall = a hall where many people can congregate
  642. assembly line = mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
  643. assembly plant = a factory where manufactured parts are assembled into a finished product
  644. astatic coils = an arrangement of coils used in sensitive electrical instruments
  645. astatic galvanometer = has a moving magnet and astatic coils arranged to cancel the effect of the Earth's magnetic field
  646. astragal = a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
  647. astringent = a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
  648. astringent drug = a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
  649. astrodome = a transparent dome on top of an airplane where the navigator can make celestial observations
  650. astrolabe = an early form of sextant
  651. astronomical telescope = any telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sources
  652. astronomy satellite = a satellite equipped with a telescope to observe infrared radiation
  653. Aswan High Dam = one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
  654. asylum = a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person / a shelter from danger or hardship
  655. ataractic = a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
  656. ataractic agent = a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
  657. ataractic drug = a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
  658. atelier = a studio especially for an artist or designer
  659. athanor = a furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature
  660. athenaeum = a place where reading materials are available
  661. atheneum = a place where reading materials are available
  662. atherodyde = a simple type of jet engine
  663. athletic facility = a facility for athletic events
  664. athletic sock = a sock worn for athletic events
  665. athletic supporter = a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
  666. athletic wear = attire worn for sport or for casual wear
  667. athodyd = a simple type of jet engine
  668. atlas = a figure of a man used as a supporting column
  669. ATM = an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used
  670. atmometer = an instrument that measures rate of evaporation of water
  671. atom bomb = a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission
  672. atom smasher = a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles
  673. atomic bomb = a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission
  674. atomic clock = a timepiece that derives its time scale from the vibration of atoms or molecules
  675. atomic cocktail = an oral dose of radioactive substance used in treatment and diagnosis of cancer
  676. atomic pile = a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
  677. atomic reactor = a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
  678. atomic warhead = the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
  679. atomic weapon = a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
  680. atomiser = a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
  681. atomizer = a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
  682. atrium = the central area in a building
  683. atropine = a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil
  684. attache = a shallow and rectangular briefcase
  685. attache case = a shallow and rectangular briefcase
  686. attachment = a supplementary part or accessory / a connection that fastens things together
  687. attack aircraft = a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
  688. attack aircraft carrier = a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
  689. attack submarine = a military submarine designed and armed to attack enemy shipping
  690. attenuator = an electrical device for attenuating the strength of an electrical signal
  691. attic = a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof / floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof
  692. attic fan = a fan that blows heated air out of the attic of a building
  693. attire = clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
  694. auberge = a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
  695. auction block = a platform from which an auctioneer sells
  696. audio = the sound elements of television / a recording of acoustic signals
  697. audio amplifier = an amplifier that increases the amplitude of reproduced sound
  698. audio CD = compact discs used to reproduce sound
  699. audio compact disc = compact discs used to reproduce sound
  700. audio recording = a recording of acoustic signals
  701. audio system = a system of electronic equipment for recording or reproducing sound
  702. audiocassette = a cassette for audiotape
  703. audiogram = a graphical representation of a person's auditory sensitivity to sound
  704. audiometer = an instrument used to measure the sensitivity of hearing
  705. audiotape = magnetic tape for use in recording sound / a tape recording of sound
  706. audiovisual = materials using sight or sound to present information
  707. audiovisual aid = materials using sight or sound to present information
  708. auditorium = the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
  709. Augean stables = the extremely dirty stables that were finally cleaned by Hercules who diverted two rivers through them
  710. auger = hand tool for boring holes / a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes
  711. auriscope = medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light
  712. auroscope = medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light
  713. Auschwitz = a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II
  714. auto = a motor vehicle with four wheels
  715. auto accessory = an accessory for an automobile
  716. auto factory = a factory where automobiles are manufactured
  717. auto part = a component of an automobile
  718. auto tire = a tire consisting of a rubber ring around the rim of an automobile wheel
  719. auto-changer = an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
  720. autobahn = an expressway in a German-speaking country
  721. autobus = a vehicle carrying many passengers
  722. autoclave = a device for heating substances above their boiling point
  723. autocue = a device that displays words for people to read
  724. autofocus = an optical device for focussing a camera or other instrument automatically
  725. autogiro = an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings
  726. autograph album = an album for autographs
  727. autogyro = an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings
  728. autoinjector = a hypodermic syringe to use in injecting yourself with a liquid
  729. autoloader = a firearm that reloads itself
  730. automat = a cafeteria where food is served from machines / a vending machine from which you can get food
  731. automated teller = an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used
  732. automated teller machine = an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used
  733. automatic = a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released / light machine gun
  734. automatic choke = a choke that automatically controls the flow of air to the carburetor
  735. automatic data processing system = a system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage
  736. automatic drive = a transmission that automatically changes the gears according to the speed of the car
  737. automatic firearm = a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
  738. automatic gun = a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
  739. automatic pilot = a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
  740. automatic pistol = a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
  741. automatic rifle = light machine gun
  742. automatic teller = an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used
  743. automatic teller machine = an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used
  744. automatic transmission = a transmission that automatically changes the gears according to the speed of the car
  745. automatic washer = a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically
  746. automatic weapon = a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
  747. automation = equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation
  748. automaton = a mechanism that can move automatically
  749. automobile = a motor vehicle with four wheels
  750. automobile battery = a lead-acid storage battery in a motor vehicle; usually a 12-volt battery of six cells
  751. automobile engine = the engine that propels an automobile
  752. automobile factory = a factory where automobiles are manufactured
  753. automobile horn = a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
  754. automobile tire = a tire consisting of a rubber ring around the rim of an automobile wheel
  755. automobile trunk = compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
  756. automotive vehicle = a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
  757. autopilot = a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
  758. autoradiograph = a radiogram produced by radiation emitted by the specimen being photographed
  759. autostrada = an expressway in an Italian-speaking country
  760. autotype = an exact copy or reproduction
  761. auxiliary airfield = an airfield that functions in a subsidiary capacity
  762. auxiliary boiler = an extra boiler
  763. auxiliary engine = a small engine
  764. auxiliary equipment = electronic equipment not in direct communication (or under the control of) the central processing unit
  765. auxiliary pump = a supplementary pump available if needed
  766. auxiliary research submarine = a submarine for research purposes
  767. auxiliary storage = a data storage device that is not the main memory of a computer
  768. aventail = a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
  769. avenue = a wide street or thoroughfare
  770. aviary = a building where birds are kept
  771. awl = a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
  772. awning = a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
  773. awning deck = a deck at the top of a passenger ship
  774. ax = an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
  775. ax handle = the handle of an ax
  776. ax head = the cutting head of an ax
  777. axe = an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
  778. axe handle = the handle of an ax
  779. axe head = the cutting head of an ax
  780. axis = the center around which something rotates
  781. axis of rotation = the center around which something rotates
  782. axle = a shaft on which a wheel rotates
  783. axle bar = an iron bar that serves as an axletree
  784. axletree = a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve
  785. B battery = battery for supplying a constant positive voltage to the plate of a vacuum tube
  786. B-52 = United States military aircraft
  787. B-flat clarinet = the ordinary clarinet with a middle range
  788. Babel = a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven
  789. babushka = a woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chin
  790. baby bed = a small bed for babies
  791. baby buggy = a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
  792. baby carriage = a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
  793. baby grand = a small grand piano
  794. baby grand piano = a small grand piano
  795. baby oil = an ointment for babies
  796. baby powder = powder used to prevent a baby's diaper from chafing
  797. baby shoe = a shoe designed to be worn by infants
  798. baby's bed = a small bed for babies
  799. baby's dummy = device used for an infant to suck or bite on
  800. baby's room = a child's room for a baby
  801. baby-walker = an enclosing framework on casters or wheels
  802. baccy = leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
  803. bacitracin = a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organisms
  804. back = a support that you can lean against while sitting / the part of a garment that covers the back of your body / the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book / the side that goes last or is not normally seen
  805. back brace = a brace worn to support the back
  806. back breaker = street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
  807. back door = an entrance at the rear of a building
  808. back entrance = an entrance at the rear of a building
  809. back pack = a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
  810. back porch = a porch for the back door
  811. back room = a room located in the rear of an establishment
  812. back saw = a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge
  813. back street = a narrow street with walls on both sides
  814. backband = a broad band that passes over the back of a horse and supports the shafts of a vehicle
  815. backbench = any of the seats occupied by backbenchers in the House of Commons
  816. backboard = a board used to support the back of someone or something / a raised vertical board with basket attached
  817. backbone = the part of a network that connects other networks together / the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved
  818. backcloth = scenery hung at back of stage
  819. backdoor = an entrance at the rear of a building
  820. backdrop = scenery hung at back of stage
  821. backgammon board = the board on which backgammon is played
  822. background = scenery hung at back of stage / (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
  823. backhoe = an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth
  824. backing = something forming a back that is added for strengthening
  825. backlighting = lighting from behind
  826. backpack = a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
  827. backpacking tent = a tent that can be carried in a backpack
  828. backplate = plate armor protecting the back
  829. backrest = a support that you can lean against while sitting
  830. backroom = the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations
  831. backsaw = a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge
  832. backscratcher = a long-handled scratcher for scratching your back
  833. backseat = a seat at the back of a vehicle
  834. backspace = the typewriter key used for back spacing
  835. backspace key = the typewriter key used for back spacing
  836. backspacer = the typewriter key used for back spacing
  837. backstage = a stage area out of sight of the audience
  838. backstairs = a second staircase at the rear of a building
  839. backstay = a stay that supports the back of something
  840. backstitch = an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one
  841. backstop = a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field
  842. backsword = a sword with only one cutting edge / a stick used instead of a sword for fencing
  843. backup = a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device
  844. backup system = a computer system for making backups
  845. backyard = the grounds in back of a house
  846. bacteria bed = layer of sand or gravel used to expose sewage effluent to air and the action of microorganisms
  847. bactericide = any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
  848. badminton court = the court on which badminton is played
  849. badminton equipment = equipment for playing the game of badminton
  850. badminton racket = a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
  851. badminton racquet = a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
  852. baffle = a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
  853. baffle board = a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
  854. bag = a flexible container with a single opening / a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes / a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women) / a place that the runner must touch before scoring
  855. bagatelle = something of little value or significance
  856. baggage = cases used to carry belongings when traveling / the portable equipment and supplies of an army
  857. baggage car = a railway car where passengers' bags are carried
  858. baggage claim = an area in an airport where arriving passengers can collect the luggage that has been carried in the hold of the aircraft
  859. bagger = a machine for putting objects or substances into bags
  860. bagging = coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
  861. bagnio = a building containing public baths / a building where prostitutes are available
  862. bagpipe = a tubular wind instrument
  863. bailey = the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle / the outer courtyard of a castle
  864. Bailey bridge = a temporary bridge designed for rapid construction
  865. bain-marie = a large pan that is filled with hot water
  866. bait = something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
  867. baize = a bright green fabric napped to resemble felt
  868. bakehouse = a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
  869. bakery = a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
  870. bakeshop = a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
  871. baking tray = a cooking utensil consisting of a flat rectangular metal sheet used for baking cookies or biscuits
  872. balaclava = a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face
  873. balaclava helmet = a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face
  874. balalaika = a stringed instrument that has a triangular body and three strings
  875. balance = a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity / a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine
  876. balance beam = a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
  877. balance wheel = a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine
  878. balbriggan = a cotton knit fabric used for underwear
  879. balcony = a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet / an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
  880. baldachin = ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall
  881. baldric = a wide (ornamented) belt worn over the right shoulder to support a sword or bugle by the left hip
  882. baldrick = a wide (ornamented) belt worn over the right shoulder to support a sword or bugle by the left hip
  883. bale = a large bundle bound for storage or transport
  884. baling wire = wire used to make bales
  885. balk = one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
  886. ball = round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games / a spherical object used as a plaything / a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
  887. ball and chain = heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain
  888. ball bearing = bearings containing small metal balls
  889. ball cartridge = a general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a full charge of powder
  890. ball cock = floating ball that controls level in a water tank
  891. ball field = the baseball playing field
  892. ball gown = the most formal gown
  893. ball valve = any valve that checks flow by the seating of a ball
  894. ball-and-socket joint = a joint that can rotate within a socket
  895. ball-peen hammer = a hammer with one round and one flat end
  896. ballast = any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship / an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps / a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes
  897. ballast resistor = a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes
  898. ballcock = floating ball that controls level in a water tank
  899. balldress = a suit or dress for formal occasions
  900. ballet skirt = very short skirt worn by ballerinas
  901. ballista = an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges
  902. ballistic capsule = a craft capable of traveling in outer space
  903. ballistic galvanometer = a moving-coil galvanometer that measures electric charge
  904. ballistic missile = a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
  905. ballistic pendulum = a physical pendulum consisting of a large mass suspended from a rod
  906. ballistocardiograph = a medical instrument that measures the mechanical force of cardiac contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventricles
  907. balloon = large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air / small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
  908. balloon bomb = a bomb carried by a balloon
  909. balloon sail = any light loose sail
  910. balloon seat = a seat that has a bell shape
  911. ballot box = a box where voters deposit their ballots
  912. ballpark = a facility in which ball games are played
  913. ballpen = a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper
  914. ballpoint = a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper
  915. ballpoint pen = a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper
  916. ballroom = large room used mainly for dancing
  917. balm = semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
  918. Balmoral = a brimless dark blue Scottish cap with a flat top and a plume on one side / a sturdy laced walking shoe
  919. balsa raft = a light raft made of balsa
  920. balsam = an ointment containing a fragrant resin
  921. baluster = one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing
  922. balusters = a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
  923. balustrade = a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
  924. banana boat = a ship designed to transport bananas
  925. band = a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body) / an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material / a restraint put around something to hold it together / a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) / a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration / a driving belt in machinery / jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
  926. band saw = an endless saw consisting of a toothed metal band that is driven around two wheels
  927. bandage = a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
  928. bandana = large and brightly colored handkerchief
  929. bandanna = large and brightly colored handkerchief
  930. bandbox = a light cylindrical box for holding light articles of attire
  931. bandeau = an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
  932. bandelet = molding in the form of a ring
  933. bandelette = molding in the form of a ring
  934. banderilla = a decorated dart that is implanted in the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight
  935. banding = an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
  936. bandlet = molding in the form of a ring
  937. bandoleer = a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers
  938. bandolier = a broad cartridge belt worn over the shoulder by soldiers
  939. bandoneon = a type of concertina popular in South America
  940. bandsaw = an endless saw consisting of a toothed metal band that is driven around two wheels
  941. bandstand = a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
  942. bandwagon = a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band
  943. bangalore torpedo = a metal pipe filled with explosive, used to detonate land mines or to clear a path through barbed wire
  944. banger = firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
  945. bangle = cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing / jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration
  946. banian = a loose fitting jacket
  947. banister = a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
  948. banjo = a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body
  949. bank = a building in which the business of banking transacted / a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
  950. bank building = a building in which the business of banking transacted
  951. bank vault = a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
  952. banner = long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising / any distinctive flag
  953. bannister = a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
  954. banquette = an upholstered bench
  955. banyan = a loose fitting jacket
  956. baptismal font = bowl for baptismal water
  957. baptistery = bowl for baptismal water
  958. baptistry = bowl for baptismal water
  959. bar = a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon / an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal / a counter where you can obtain food or drink / (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried / a heating element in an electric fire / a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises / a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter / a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine
  960. bar bit = a bit for horses that is a solid bar of metal
  961. bar magnet = a magnet in the form of a bar with magnetic poles at each end
  962. bar mask = a catcher's mask with bars
  963. bar printer = an impact printer that uses a bar to carry the type slugs
  964. bar soap = soap in the form of a bar
  965. barb = a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove / the pointed part of barbed wire
  966. barbacan = a tower that is part of a defensive structure
  967. barbecue = a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
  968. barbed wire = strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
  969. barbell = a bar to which heavy discs are attached at each end
  970. barbeque = a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
  971. barber chair = a large fixed adjustable chair in which barbers seat their customers
  972. barbershop = a shop where men can get their hair cut
  973. barbette = a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet
  974. barbette carriage = a gun carriage elevated so that the gun can be fired over the parapet
  975. barbican = a tower that is part of a defensive structure
  976. barbital = a barbiturate used as a hypnotic
  977. barbitone = a barbiturate used as a hypnotic
  978. barbiturate = organic compound having powerful soporific effect
  979. barbwire = strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
  980. bard = an ornamental caparison for a horse
  981. bareboat = a vessel (such as a yacht) that can be chartered without a captain or crew or provisions
  982. barge = a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads
  983. barge pole = a long pole used to propel or guide a barge
  984. bargello = needlepoint embroidery stitch that produces zigzag lines
  985. baritone = the second lowest brass wind instrument
  986. baritone horn = the second lowest brass wind instrument
  987. bark = a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
  988. barn = an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
  989. barn door = the large sliding door of a barn
  990. barndoor = an opaque adjustable flap on a lamp fixture
  991. barnyard = a yard adjoining a barn
  992. barograph = a recording barometer
  993. barometer = an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
  994. barong = a knife resembling a cleaver
  995. barouche = a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels
  996. barque = a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
  997. barrack = a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
  998. barrage balloon = an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low
  999. barrel = a cylindrical container that holds liquids / a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
  1000. barrel knot = a knot used for tying fishing leaders together
  1001. barrel organ = a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
  1002. barrel vault = the simplest form of vault
  1003. barrelhouse = a cheap drinking and dancing establishment
  1004. barrette = a pin for holding women's hair in place
  1005. barretter = a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes
  1006. barricade = a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy / a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
  1007. barrier = a structure or object that impedes free movement
  1008. barrier strip = a junction unit for connecting 2 cables without the need for plugs
  1009. barroom = a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
  1010. barrow = a cart for carrying small loads
  1011. bars = gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights
  1012. bas relief = a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background
  1013. bascule = a structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other
  1014. base = a support or foundation / a place that the runner must touch before scoring / (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector / installation from which a military force initiates operations / a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit / the principal ingredient of a mixture / lowest support of a structure / the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
  1015. base of operations = installation from which a military force initiates operations
  1016. baseball = a ball used in playing baseball
  1017. baseball bat = an implement used in baseball by the batter
  1018. baseball cap = a cap with a bill
  1019. baseball card = a trading card with a picture of a baseball player and information about his playing record
  1020. baseball diamond = the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
  1021. baseball equipment = equipment used in playing baseball
  1022. baseball field = the baseball playing field
  1023. baseball glove = the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball
  1024. baseball mitt = the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball
  1025. baseboard = a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor
  1026. basement = the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level
  1027. basic = a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
  1028. basic point defense missile system = a shipboard missile system
  1029. basilica = a Roman building used for public administration / an early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica
  1030. basilisk = ancient brass cannon
  1031. basin = a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids / a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe
  1032. basinet = a medieval steel helmet
  1033. basket = a container that is usually woven and has handles / horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball
  1034. basket hilt = a hilt with a basket-shaped guard for the hand
  1035. basket weave = a cloth woven of two or more threads interlaced to suggest the weave of a basket
  1036. basket-handle arch = a round arch whose inner curve is drawn with circles having three centers
  1037. basketball = an inflated ball used in playing basketball
  1038. basketball backboard = a raised vertical board with basket attached
  1039. basketball court = the court on which basketball is played
  1040. basketball equipment = sports equipment used in playing basketball
  1041. basketball hoop = horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball
  1042. bass = the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
  1043. bass clarinet = a large clarinet whose range is an octave below the B-flat clarinet
  1044. bass drum = a large drum with two heads
  1045. bass fiddle = largest and lowest member of the violin family
  1046. bass guitar = the guitar with six strings that has the lowest pitch
  1047. bass horn = the lowest brass wind instrument
  1048. bass viol = largest and lowest member of the violin family / viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
  1049. basset horn = a tenor clarinet
  1050. basset oboe = an oboe pitched an octave below the ordinary oboe
  1051. bassinet = a basket (usually hooded) used as a baby's bed / a perambulator that resembles a bassinet
  1052. basso relievo = a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background
  1053. basso rilievo = a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background
  1054. bassoon = a double-reed instrument
  1055. bastard = derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine
  1056. baste = a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
  1057. baster = a tube with a rubber bulb used to take up and release melted fat or gravy in order to moisten roasting meat
  1058. bastille = a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner) / a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries
  1059. bastinado = a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet
  1060. basting = a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
  1061. basting stitch = a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
  1062. bastion = projecting part of a rampart or other fortification / a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
  1063. basuco = low-grade cocaine mixed with coca paste and cannabis
  1064. bat = a club used for hitting a ball in various games / the club used in playing cricket / a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
  1065. bateau bridge = a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
  1066. bath = a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed
  1067. bath chair = a wheelchair usually pushed by an attendant, as at a spa
  1068. bath linen = linens for use in the bathroom
  1069. bath mat = a heavy towel or mat to stand on while drying yourself after a bath
  1070. bath oil = a scented oil added to your bath water
  1071. bath powder = a fine powder for spreading on the body
  1072. bath salts = a preparation that softens or scents a bath
  1073. bath soap = soap used as a toiletry
  1074. bath towel = a large towel
  1075. bathhouse = a building containing public baths / a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
  1076. bathing cap = a tight-fitting cap that keeps hair dry while swimming
  1077. bathing costume = tight fitting garment worn for swimming
  1078. bathing machine = a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
  1079. bathing suit = tight fitting garment worn for swimming
  1080. bathing trunks = swimsuit worn by men while swimming
  1081. bathing tub = a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
  1082. bathometer = an instrument that measures the depth of water
  1083. bathrobe = a loose-fitting robe of towelling
  1084. bathroom = a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet / a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  1085. bathroom cleaner = a preparation for cleaning bathrooms
  1086. bathroom fixture = any fixture in a bathroom
  1087. bathtub = a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
  1088. bathymeter = an instrument that measures the depth of water
  1089. bathyscape = navigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
  1090. bathyscaph = navigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
  1091. bathyscaphe = navigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
  1092. bathysphere = spherical deep diving apparatus (lowered by a cable) for underwater exploration
  1093. batik = a dyed fabric
  1094. batiste = a thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric
  1095. baton = a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir / a hollow cylinder passed from runner to runner in a relay race / a hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette / a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority / a short stout club used primarily by policemen
  1096. Baton Rouge Bridge = a cantilever bridge across the Mississippi at Baton Rouge
  1097. batten = a strip fixed to something to hold it firm / stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
  1098. batter's box = an area on a baseball diamond (on either side of home plate) marked by lines within which the batter must stand when at bat
  1099. battering ram = a ram used to break down doors of fortified buildings
  1100. battery = a device that produces electricity
  1101. battery charger = a device that can hold a rechargeable battery by means of an electrical cable
  1102. battery-acid = street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
  1103. batting = stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
  1104. batting cage = a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice
  1105. batting glove = a glove worn by batters in baseball to give a firmer grip on the bat
  1106. batting helmet = a helmet worn by the batter in baseball
  1107. battle cruiser = a cruiser of maximum speed and firepower
  1108. battle dress = a military uniform designed for field service
  1109. battle flag = a flag that leads troops into battle
  1110. battle sight = an arrangement of sights that makes possible the rapid aiming of a firearm at short ranges
  1111. battle-ax = a broadax used as a weapon
  1112. battle-axe = a broadax used as a weapon
  1113. battledore = a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
  1114. battlement = a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
  1115. battleship = large and heavily armoured warship
  1116. battlesight = an arrangement of sights that makes possible the rapid aiming of a firearm at short ranges
  1117. battlewagon = large and heavily armoured warship
  1118. batwing = one of a pair of swinging doors
  1119. bauble = cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
  1120. baulk = one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
  1121. bawdyhouse = a building where prostitutes are available
  1122. bay = a small recess opening off a larger room / a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose / a compartment on a ship between decks
  1123. bay rum = an aromatic liquid originally obtained by distilling the leaves of the bayberry tree with rum
  1124. bay window = a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house
  1125. bay wreath = a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory
  1126. bayonet = a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
  1127. Bayonne Bridge = a steel arch bridge connecting New Jersey and Staten Island at Bayonne, New Jersey
  1128. bazaar = a shop where a variety of goods are sold / a street of small shops
  1129. bazar = a shop where a variety of goods are sold / a street of small shops
  1130. bazooka = a portable rocket launcher used by infantrymen as an antitank weapon
  1131. BB = a small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun
  1132. BB gun = an air gun in which BBs are propelled by compressed air
  1133. BB shot = a small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun
  1134. bbs = a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest
  1135. beach ball = large and light ball
  1136. beach buggy = a recreational vehicle with large tires used on beaches or sand dunes
  1137. beach chair = a folding chair for use outdoors
  1138. beach house = a house built on or near a beach
  1139. beach towel = very large towel to dry yourself after swimming
  1140. beach waggon = a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
  1141. beach wagon = a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
  1142. beachball = large and light ball
  1143. beachwear = clothing to be worn at a beach
  1144. beacon = a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships / a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
  1145. beacon light = a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
  1146. bead = a small ball with a hole through the middle / a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
  1147. bead and quirk = beading formed with a narrow groove separating it from the surface it decorates
  1148. beading = a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture / ornamentation with beads
  1149. beading plane = a plane with a concave blade for making moulding with beadwork
  1150. beads = several beads threaded together on a string
  1151. beadwork = a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture / ornamentation with beads
  1152. beaker = a cup (usually without a handle) / a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic
  1153. beam = a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts / long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction / the broad side of a ship
  1154. beam balance = a balance consisting of a lever with two equal arms and a pan suspended from each arm
  1155. beam scale = a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of unequal length
  1156. beanbag = a small cloth bag filled with dried beans
  1157. beanie = a small skullcap
  1158. beany = a small skullcap
  1159. bear claw = an incised design resembling the claw of a bear
  1160. bearing = a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily / heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  1161. bearing rein = a rein designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position
  1162. bearing wall = any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
  1163. bearskin = tall hat
  1164. beater = an implement for beating
  1165. beating-reed instrument = a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
  1166. beauty parlor = a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
  1167. beauty parlour = a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
  1168. beauty salon = a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
  1169. beauty shop = a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
  1170. beauty spot = a spot that is worn on a lady's face for adornment
  1171. beaver = a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material) / a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face / a man's hat with a tall crown
  1172. beaver board = a light wallboard made of compressed wood pulp
  1173. becket = a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other
  1174. becket bend = a hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope
  1175. Beckman thermometer = a mercury thermometer that measures small differences or changes in temperature
  1176. bed = a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep / a plot of ground in which plants are growing / a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track / the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc. / single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
  1177. bed and breakfast = an overnight boardinghouse with breakfast
  1178. bed clothing = coverings that are used on a bed
  1179. bed cover = decorative cover for a bed
  1180. bed covering = decorative cover for a bed
  1181. bed jacket = a lightweight jacket worn over bedclothes
  1182. bed linen = linen or cotton articles for a bed
  1183. bed of flowers = a bed in which flowers are growing
  1184. bed of roses = a flower bed in which roses are growing
  1185. bed pillow = a soft pillow for use on a bed
  1186. bed sheet = bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth
  1187. bed-and-breakfast = an overnight boardinghouse with breakfast
  1188. bedchamber = a room used primarily for sleeping
  1189. bedclothes = coverings that are used on a bed
  1190. bedcover = decorative cover for a bed
  1191. bedding = coverings that are used on a bed / material used to provide a bed for animals
  1192. bedding material = material used to provide a bed for animals
  1193. Bedford cord = a heavy corded fabric similar to corduroy
  1194. bedframe = the framework of a bed
  1195. Bedlam = pejorative terms for an insane asylum
  1196. bedpan = a shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination
  1197. bedpost = any of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
  1198. bedroll = bedding rolled up for carrying
  1199. bedroom = a room used primarily for sleeping
  1200. bedroom furniture = furniture intended for use in a bedroom
  1201. bedsit = a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations
  1202. bedsitter = a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations
  1203. bedsitting room = a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations
  1204. bedspread = decorative cover for a bed
  1205. bedspring = one of the springs holding up the mattress of a bed
  1206. bedstead = the framework of a bed
  1207. bee house = a shed containing a number of beehives
  1208. beefcake = a photograph of a muscular man in minimal attire
  1209. beehive = a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees / any workplace where people are very busy
  1210. beeper = an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged
  1211. beer barrel = a barrel that holds beer
  1212. beer bottle = a bottle that holds beer
  1213. beer can = a can that holds beer
  1214. beer garden = tavern with an outdoor area (usually resembling a garden) where beer and other alcoholic drinks are served
  1215. beer glass = a relatively large glass for serving beer
  1216. beer hall = a hall or barroom featuring beer and (usually) entertainment
  1217. beer keg = a barrel that holds beer
  1218. beer mat = a drip mat placed under a glass of beer
  1219. beer mug = a mug intended for serving beer
  1220. beetle = a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head
  1221. belaying pin = a wood or metal bar to which a rope can be secured
  1222. belfry = a room (often at the top of a tower) where bells are hung / a bell tower
  1223. bell = a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck / the flared opening of a tubular device / a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer
  1224. bell arch = a round arch resting on corbels
  1225. bell cot = a small shelter for bells
  1226. bell cote = a small shelter for bells
  1227. bell deck = a floor under the bells of an open belfry
  1228. bell foundry = a foundry where bells are cast
  1229. bell gable = an extension of a gable that serves as a bell cote
  1230. bell glass = a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases
  1231. bell jar = a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases
  1232. bell push = a button that is pushed to ring a bell
  1233. bell seat = a seat that has a bell shape
  1234. bell tent = a bell-shaped tent
  1235. bell tower = a tower that supports or shelters a bell
  1236. bell-bottoms = trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors
  1237. belladonna = an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally
  1238. bellarmine = a stoneware drinking jug with a long neck
  1239. bellbottom pants = trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors
  1240. bellbottom trousers = trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors
  1241. bellows = a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air
  1242. bellpull = a handle or cord that is pulled to ring a doorbell or a servant's bell etc.
  1243. bellyband = a strap around the belly of a draft animal holding the shafts of a wagon / a cloth band that is worn around the waist
  1244. Belmont = a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Elmont on Long Island
  1245. Belmont Park = a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Elmont on Long Island
  1246. Belsen = a Nazi concentration camp for Jews created in northwestern Germany during World War II
  1247. belt = a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist) / endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys / ammunition (usually of small caliber) loaded in flexible linked strips for use in a machine gun
  1248. belt ammunition = ammunition (usually of small caliber) loaded in flexible linked strips for use in a machine gun
  1249. belt bag = a small pouch (usually with a zipper) that attaches to a belt and is worn around the waist
  1250. belt buckle = the buckle used to fasten a belt
  1251. belted ammunition = ammunition (usually of small caliber) loaded in flexible linked strips for use in a machine gun
  1252. belting = the material of which belts are made
  1253. beltway = a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
  1254. belvedere = a gazebo sited to command a fine view
  1255. bema = area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir
  1256. bench = a long seat for more than one person / (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom / a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic
  1257. bench clamp = a clamp used to hold work in place on a workbench
  1258. bench hook = any of various stops on a workbench against which work can be pushed
  1259. bench lathe = lathe mounted on a workbench
  1260. bench press = a small punch press mounted on a workbench
  1261. bench vise = a holding device attached to a workbench
  1262. bend = curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) / diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
  1263. bend dexter = diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
  1264. bender = a tool for bending
  1265. Benjamin Franklin Bridge = a suspension bridge across the Delaware River
  1266. bentwood = wood that is steamed until it becomes pliable and then is shaped for use in making furniture
  1267. benzocaine = a white crystalline ester used as a local anesthetic
  1268. benzodiazepine = any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants
  1269. benzylpenicillin = the penicillin that constitutes the principal component of many commercial antibiotics
  1270. beret = a cap with no brim or bill
  1271. berlin = a limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats
  1272. berm = a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
  1273. Bermuda rig = a rig of triangular sails for a yacht
  1274. Bermuda shorts = short pants that end at the knee
  1275. Bermudan rig = a rig of triangular sails for a yacht
  1276. Bermudian rig = a rig of triangular sails for a yacht
  1277. berretta = a stiff cap with ridges across the crown
  1278. berth = a bed on a ship or train
  1279. besom = a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle
  1280. Bessemer converter = a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process
  1281. beta blocker = any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia
  1282. beta-adrenergic blocker = any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia
  1283. beta-adrenergic blocking agent = any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia
  1284. beta-blocking agent = any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia
  1285. beta-interferon = a form of interferon that is produced by fibroblasts and have antiviral effects
  1286. betatron = accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux
  1287. bethel = a house of worship
  1288. betting shop = a licensed bookmaker's shop that is not at the race track
  1289. bevatron = a cyclotron that accelerates protons up to several billion electron volts
  1290. bevel = a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size / two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
  1291. bevel gear = gears that mesh at an angle
  1292. bevel square = a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size
  1293. bezel = a sloping edge on a cutting tool
  1294. bhang = a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant
  1295. bi-fold door = an interior door
  1296. bib = a napkin tied under the chin of a child while eating / top part of an apron
  1297. bib-and-tucker = an attractive outfit
  1298. bicorn = a cocked hat with the brim turned up to form two points
  1299. bicorne = a cocked hat with the brim turned up to form two points
  1300. bicycle = a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  1301. bicycle chain = a chain that transmits the power from the pedals to the rear wheel of a bicycle
  1302. bicycle clip = a clip worn around a cyclist's ankles that keeps trousers from becoming caught in the bicycle chain
  1303. bicycle pump = a small pump that fills bicycle tires with air
  1304. bicycle rack = a rack for parking bicycles
  1305. bicycle seat = a seat for the rider of a bicycle
  1306. bicycle wheel = the wheel of a bicycle
  1307. bicycle-built-for-two = a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
  1308. bidet = a basin for washing genitals and anal area
  1309. bier = a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial / a coffin along with its stand
  1310. bifocals = eyeglasses having two focal lengths, one for near vision and the other for far vision
  1311. Big Ben = clock in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London
  1312. Big Blue = a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius; the largest conventional bomb in existence
  1313. big board = the large display board at the New York Stock Exchange that reports on stocks traded on the exchange / a stock exchange in New York
  1314. big dipper = elevated railway in an amusement park
  1315. big H = street names for heroin
  1316. big hand = points to the minutes
  1317. big top = a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
  1318. biggin = a child's tight-fitting cap
  1319. bight = the middle part of a slack rope
  1320. bijou = a small and delicately worked piece
  1321. bike = a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals / a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
  1322. bikini = a woman's very brief bathing suit
  1323. bikini pants = small and tight-fitting underpants
  1324. bilge = where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom
  1325. bilge keel = either of two lengthwise fins attached along the outside of a ship's bilge
  1326. bilge pump = a pump to remove bilgewater
  1327. bilge well = a well where seepage drains to be pumped away
  1328. bilges = in a vessel with two hulls, an enclosed area between the frames at each side
  1329. bill = a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes / a cutting tool with a sharp edge
  1330. billboard = large outdoor signboard
  1331. billet = lodging for military personnel
  1332. billfold = a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
  1333. billhook = a cutting tool with a sharp edge
  1334. billiard ball = ball used in playing billiards
  1335. billiard hall = a room in which billiards is played
  1336. billiard marker = a device for keeping the score in a game of billiards
  1337. billiard parlor = a room in which billiards is played
  1338. billiard parlour = a room in which billiards is played
  1339. billiard room = a room in which billiards is played
  1340. billiard saloon = a room in which billiards is played
  1341. billiard table = game equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played
  1342. billy = a short stout club used primarily by policemen
  1343. billy club = a short stout club used primarily by policemen
  1344. billystick = a short stout club used primarily by policemen
  1345. bimetallic strip = a strip consisting of two metals that bends with a rise in temperature
  1346. bin = a container
  1347. bin liner = a plastic bag used to line a trash or garbage bin
  1348. binder = something used to tie or bind / holds loose papers or magazines / a machine that cuts grain and binds it in sheaves
  1349. bindery = a workshop where books are bound
  1350. binding = the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book / strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration / one of a pair of mechanical devices that are attached to a ski and that will grip a ski boot
  1351. binnacle = a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass
  1352. binocular microscope = a light microscope adapted to the use of both eyes
  1353. binoculars = an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
  1354. bio lab = a laboratory for biological research
  1355. bioarm = any weapon usable in biological warfare
  1356. biochip = a microchip that uses tiny strands of DNA to latch onto and quickly recognize thousands of genes at a time
  1357. biohazard suit = a loose one-piece garment worn to protect the wearer against dangerous biological or chemical agents
  1358. biological weapon = any weapon usable in biological warfare
  1359. biology lab = a laboratory for biological research
  1360. biology laboratory = a laboratory for biological research
  1361. bioscope = a kind of early movie projector / a South African movie theater
  1362. bioweapon = any weapon usable in biological warfare
  1363. biplane = old fashioned airplane
  1364. biprism = an optical device for obtaining interference fringes
  1365. birch = a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree
  1366. birch bark = a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree
  1367. birch rod = a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree
  1368. birchbark = a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree
  1369. birchbark canoe = a canoe made with the bark of a birch tree
  1370. bird = badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
  1371. bird feeder = an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
  1372. bird sanctuary = a building where birds are kept
  1373. bird shot = small lead shot for shotgun shells
  1374. bird-scarer = an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
  1375. birdbath = an ornamental basin (usually in a garden) for birds to bathe in
  1376. birdcage = a cage in which a bird can be kept
  1377. birdcage mask = a catcher's mask with a strong wire face
  1378. birdcall = a device for imitating a birdcall
  1379. birdfeeder = an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
  1380. birdhouse = a shelter for birds
  1381. birdie = badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
  1382. biretta = a stiff cap with ridges across the crown
  1383. Biro = a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper
  1384. birretta = a stiff cap with ridges across the crown
  1385. birth control device = an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  1386. birth control pill = a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
  1387. bishop = a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
  1388. bishop's throne = a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
  1389. bistro = a small informal restaurant
  1390. bit = the cutting part of a drill
  1391. bite plate = a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
  1392. biteplate = a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
  1393. bitewing = a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiography
  1394. bitmap = an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
  1395. bitstock = a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
  1396. bitt = a strong post
  1397. bitt pin = a pin through the bitthead to keep the mooring lines from slipping off
  1398. bitter aloes = a purgative made from the leaves of aloe
  1399. bitter end = the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt
  1400. bitthead = the upper end of a bitt
  1401. bitumastic = a protective coating of asphalt and filter used on structural metals that are exposed to weathering
  1402. bivouac = temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
  1403. black = black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning) / (board games) the darker pieces
  1404. black and white = a black-and-white photograph or slide
  1405. black box = equipment that records information about the performance of an aircraft during flight
  1406. black flag = a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background
  1407. Black Hole of Calcutta = a dungeon (20 feet square) in a fort in Calcutta where as many as 146 English prisoners were held overnight by Siraj-ud-daula
  1408. black lotion = a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
  1409. black Maria = van used by police to transport prisoners
  1410. black tie = a black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket / semiformal evening dress for men
  1411. blackboard = sheet of slate
  1412. blackboard eraser = an eraser that removes chalk marks from blackboard
  1413. blackface = the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro
  1414. blackjack = a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship / a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle
  1415. Blackwall hitch = a simple hitch used for temporarily attaching a line to a hook
  1416. blackwash = a wash that colors a surface black / a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
  1417. bladder = a bag that fills with air
  1418. blade = the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge / flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water / the part of the skate that slides on the ice / a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
  1419. blade bit = a drilling bit with cutting edges usually hardened against wear
  1420. blank = a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet / a piece of material ready to be made into something / a blank gap or missing part
  1421. blank shell = a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
  1422. blanket = bedding that keeps a person warm in bed / a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor
  1423. blanket stitch = a strong reinforcing stitch for edges of blanket and other thick material
  1424. Blarney Stone = a stone in a castle in Ireland that is said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it
  1425. blast furnace = a furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores
  1426. blasting cap = a small tube filled with detonating substances
  1427. blasting gelatin = mixture of guncotton with nitroglycerin
  1428. blazer = lightweight single-breasted jacket
  1429. blazon = the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
  1430. blazonry = the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
  1431. bleachers = an outdoor grandstand without a roof
  1432. blender = an electrically powered mixer with whirling blades that mix or chop or liquefy foods
  1433. blimp = a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
  1434. blind = a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight / a hiding place sometimes used by hunters
  1435. blind alley = a street with only one way in or out
  1436. blind bend = a curve or bend in the road that you cannot see around as you are driving
  1437. blind corner = a street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving
  1438. blind curve = a curve or bend in the road that you cannot see around as you are driving
  1439. blinder = blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side
  1440. blindfold = a cloth used to cover the eyes
  1441. bling = flashy, ostentatious jewelry
  1442. bling bling = flashy, ostentatious jewelry
  1443. blinker = a light that flashes on and off
  1444. blister pack = packaging in which a product is sealed between a cardboard backing and clear plastic cover
  1445. block = a platform from which an auctioneer sells / a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides) / housing in a large building that is divided into separate units / an obstruction in a pipe or tube / a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine / a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
  1446. block and tackle = pulley blocks with associated rope or cable
  1447. block diagram = a diagram showing the interconnections between the components of system
  1448. block plane = a small plane used on end grains of wood
  1449. blockade = prevents access or progress
  1450. blockade-runner = a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade
  1451. blockage = an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  1452. blockbuster = a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas
  1453. blocker = a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
  1454. blockhouse = a stronghold that is reinforced for protection from enemy fire
  1455. blocking agent = a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
  1456. blood knot = a knot used for tying fishing leaders together
  1457. bloodmobile = a motor vehicle equipped to collect blood donations
  1458. bloomers = underpants worn by women
  1459. blouse = a top worn by women
  1460. blow = street names for cocaine
  1461. blow drier = a hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair
  1462. blow dryer = a hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair
  1463. blow tube = a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing / a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat
  1464. blower = a device that produces a current of air / a fan run by an electric motor
  1465. blowgun = a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing
  1466. blowhole = a hole for the escape of gas or air
  1467. blowlamp = a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
  1468. blowpipe = a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing / a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat
  1469. blowtorch = a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
  1470. blowtube = a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing / a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat
  1471. blowup = a photographic print that has been enlarged
  1472. BLU-82 = a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius; the largest conventional bomb in existence
  1473. blucher = a high shoe with laces over the tongue
  1474. bludgeon = a club used as a weapon
  1475. blue = the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate
  1476. blue angel = the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate
  1477. blue chip = a blue poker chip with the highest value
  1478. blue devil = the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate
  1479. blue jeans = close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
  1480. bluebonnet = a brimless dark blue Scottish cap with a flat top and a plume on one side
  1481. blueprint = photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.
  1482. blunderbuss = a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle
  1483. blunt file = a file with parallel edges
  1484. blusher = makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
  1485. boa = a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur
  1486. board = a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose / a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games / a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities / electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices / a table at which meals are served / a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
  1487. board rule = a measure used in computing board feet
  1488. boarding = a structure of boards
  1489. boarding house = a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests
  1490. boardinghouse = a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests
  1491. boardroom = a room where a committee meets
  1492. boards = the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink / (used in the plural) the stage of a theater
  1493. boardwalk = a walkway made of wooden boards
  1494. boat = a small vessel for travel on water / a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
  1495. boat deck = the upper deck on which lifeboats are stored
  1496. boat hook = pole-handled hook used to pull or push boats
  1497. boat paddle = a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat
  1498. boat train = a train taking passengers to or from a port
  1499. boat whistle = a whistle on a boat that is sounded as a warning
  1500. boater = a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
  1501. boathouse = a shed at the edge of a river or lake
  1502. boatswain's chair = a seat consisting of a board and a rope
  1503. boatyard = a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
  1504. bob = a small float usually made of cork
  1505. bobber = a small float usually made of cork
  1506. bobbin = a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
  1507. bobbin lace = a handmade lace worked on a pillow with threads wound on bobbins
  1508. bobby pin = a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together
  1509. bobbysock = a sock that reaches just above the ankle
  1510. bobbysocks = a sock that reaches just above the ankle
  1511. bobfloat = a small float usually made of cork
  1512. bobsled = a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism / formerly two short sleds coupled together
  1513. bobsleigh = a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism / formerly two short sleds coupled together
  1514. bocce ball = wooden ball that is bowled in the Italian game of bocce
  1515. bocci ball = wooden ball that is bowled in the Italian game of bocce
  1516. boccie ball = wooden ball that is bowled in the Italian game of bocce
  1517. bodega = a small Hispanic shop selling wine and groceries
  1518. bodice = part of a dress above the waist
  1519. bodkin = a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops / a small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric / formerly a long hairpin
  1520. body = the external structure of a vehicle / a resonating chamber in a musical instrument
  1521. body armor = armor that protects the wearer's whole body
  1522. body armour = armor that protects the wearer's whole body
  1523. body bag = a bag in which the body of a dead soldier is placed
  1524. body lotion = lotion applied to the body after bathing
  1525. body of work = the total output of a writer or artist
  1526. body pad = a pad worn by hockey goalkeeper
  1527. body plethysmograph = plethysmograph consisting of a chamber surrounding the entire body
  1528. body stocking = a one-piece tight-fitting undergarment for women that covers the torso
  1529. body suit = a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs
  1530. bodywork = the exterior body of a motor vehicle
  1531. Bofors gun = an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
  1532. bogey = an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
  1533. bogie = an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
  1534. bogy = an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
  1535. boiler = sealed vessel where water is converted to steam / a metal pot for stewing or boiling
  1536. boilerplate = thick plate iron used in the production of boilers
  1537. boilers suit = a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work
  1538. boilersuit = a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work
  1539. boiling water reactor = a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator
  1540. bola = a rope with weights attached to the ends; is thrown to entangle the legs of an animal
  1541. bola tie = a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
  1542. bolero = a short jacket
  1543. bollard = a strong post
  1544. bollock = a pulley-block at the head of a topmast
  1545. bolo = long heavy knife with a single edge
  1546. bolo knife = long heavy knife with a single edge
  1547. bolo tie = a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
  1548. bologram = record or recording made by a bolometer
  1549. bolograph = record or recording made by a bolometer
  1550. bolometer = an instrument that measures heat radiation
  1551. bolster = a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows
  1552. bolt = a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener / the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key / a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech / a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
  1553. bolt cutter = an implement for cutting bolts
  1554. bolus = a large pill
  1555. bomb = an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions / strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
  1556. bomb calorimeter = strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
  1557. bomb rack = a device on an aircraft for carrying bombs
  1558. bomb shelter = a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities
  1559. bombard = a large shawm
  1560. bombardon = a large shawm
  1561. bombazine = a twilled fabric used for dresses
  1562. bomber = a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
  1563. bomber jacket = a jacket gathered into a band at the waist
  1564. bombie = an unexploded bomblet
  1565. bomblet = one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
  1566. bombproof = a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities
  1567. bombshell = an explosive bomb or artillery shell
  1568. bombsight = a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs
  1569. bond = a connection that fastens things together / a restraint that confines or restricts freedom
  1570. bone china = fine porcelain that contains bone ash
  1571. bone-ash cup = a small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead
  1572. bones = a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
  1573. boneshaker = any wheeled vehicle that is dilapidated and uncomfortable
  1574. bongo = a small drum
  1575. bongo drum = a small drum
  1576. bonnet = a hat tied under the chin / protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
  1577. boob tube = an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
  1578. booby hatch = pejorative terms for an insane asylum
  1579. booby prize = a prize given to one who finishes last in a contest
  1580. booby trap = an explosive mine hidden underground
  1581. book = physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together / a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
  1582. book bag = a bag in which students carry their books
  1583. book binding = the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
  1584. book matches = a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface
  1585. bookbindery = a bookbinder's workshop
  1586. bookcase = a piece of furniture with shelves for storing books
  1587. bookend = a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright
  1588. bookmark = a marker (a piece of paper or ribbon) placed between the pages of a book to mark the reader's place
  1589. bookmarker = a marker (a piece of paper or ribbon) placed between the pages of a book to mark the reader's place
  1590. bookmobile = a van with shelves of books
  1591. bookshelf = a shelf on which to keep books
  1592. bookshop = a shop where books are sold
  1593. bookstall = a shop where books are sold
  1594. bookstore = a shop where books are sold
  1595. boom = any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring / a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
  1596. boom box = a portable stereo
  1597. boomerang = a curved piece of wood
  1598. booster = an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective / the first stage of a multistage rocket / an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
  1599. booster amplifier = an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
  1600. booster cable = a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
  1601. booster dose = an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective
  1602. booster rocket = the first stage of a multistage rocket
  1603. booster shot = an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective
  1604. booster station = an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
  1605. booster unit = the first stage of a multistage rocket
  1606. boot = footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg / an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg / protective casing for something that resembles a leg / compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
  1607. boot camp = camp for training military recruits
  1608. bootee = a slipper that is soft and wool
  1609. booth = small area set off by walls for special use / a small shop at a fair
  1610. boothose = protective stockings worn with or in place of boots
  1611. bootie = a slipper that is soft and wool
  1612. bootjack = has V-shaped notch for pulling off boots
  1613. bootlace = a long lace for fastening boots
  1614. bootleg = the part of a boot above the instep
  1615. bootstrap = a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on
  1616. Bordeaux mixture = antifungal agent consisting of a solution of copper sulphate and quicklime
  1617. bordello = a building where prostitutes are available
  1618. border = a strip forming the outer edge of something / a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
  1619. bore = a hole or passage made by a drill
  1620. bore bit = a drill for penetrating rock
  1621. bore-hole = a hole or passage made by a drill
  1622. borer = a drill for penetrating rock
  1623. boron chamber = an ionization chamber lined with boron or filled with boron trifluoride gas for counting low velocity neutrons
  1624. boron counter tube = a proportional counter tube for counting neutrons
  1625. borstal = formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison
  1626. bosom = cloth that covers the chest or breasts
  1627. Bosporus Bridge = a suspension bridge across the Bosporus at Istanbul
  1628. boss = a circular rounded projection or protuberance
  1629. Boston rocker = a rocking chair that has a high spindle back and a decorative top panel
  1630. bosun's chair = a seat consisting of a board and a rope
  1631. bota = a wine bottle made of leather
  1632. botanical = a drug made from part of a plant
  1633. botanical garden = a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition
  1634. bottle = a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped / a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula
  1635. bottle bank = a place where bottles can be deposited for recycling
  1636. bottle cork = the plug in the mouth of a bottle
  1637. bottle opener = an opener for removing caps or corks from bottles
  1638. bottle screw = a bottle opener that pulls corks
  1639. bottlebrush = a cylindrical brush on a thin shaft that is used to clean bottles
  1640. bottlecap = a cap that seals a bottle
  1641. bottleneck = the narrow part of a bottle near the top
  1642. bottling plant = a plant where beverages are put into bottles with caps
  1643. bottom = a cargo ship
  1644. boucle = a fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect
  1645. boudoir = a lady's bedroom or private sitting room
  1646. boule = an inlaid furniture decoration
  1647. boulevard = a wide street or thoroughfare
  1648. boulle = an inlaid furniture decoration
  1649. bouncing betty = an antipersonnel land mine
  1650. Bounty = a ship of the British navy
  1651. bouquet = an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
  1652. bourdon = a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
  1653. Bourse = the stock exchange in Paris
  1654. boutique = a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry
  1655. boutonniere = a flower that is worn in a buttonhole
  1656. bow = a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments / a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow / front part of a vessel or aircraft / a knot with two loops and loose ends
  1657. bow and arrow = a weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them
  1658. bow tie = a man's tie that ties in a bow
  1659. bow window = a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house
  1660. bow-tie = a man's tie that ties in a bow
  1661. bowed stringed instrument = stringed instruments that are played with a bow
  1662. bower = a framework that supports climbing plants
  1663. Bowie knife = a stout hunting knife with a single edge
  1664. bowknot = a knot with two loops and loose ends
  1665. bowl = a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods / a round vessel that is open at the top
  1666. bowler = a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
  1667. bowler hat = a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
  1668. bowline = a loop knot that neither slips nor jams
  1669. bowline knot = a loop knot that neither slips nor jams
  1670. bowling alley = a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins / a building that contains several alleys for bowling
  1671. bowling ball = a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
  1672. bowling equipment = equipment used in bowling
  1673. bowling pin = a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling
  1674. bowling shoe = a special shoe worn when bowling
  1675. bowsprit = a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel
  1676. bowstring = the string of an archer's bow
  1677. bowtie = a man's tie that ties in a bow
  1678. box = a (usually rectangular) container
  1679. box beam = a beam built up from boards
  1680. box camera = a simple camera shaped like a rectangular box
  1681. box coat = a short coat that hangs loosely from the shoulders
  1682. box end wrench = a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head
  1683. box girder = a beam built up from boards
  1684. box kite = a kite shaped like a box open at both ends
  1685. box Kodak = a simple camera shaped like a rectangular box
  1686. box office = the office where tickets of admission are sold
  1687. box pleat = a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
  1688. box seat = the driver's seat on a coach / a special seat in a theater or grandstand box
  1689. box spring = a coiled bedspring in a frame that is covered with cloth
  1690. box wrench = a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head
  1691. boxcar = a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sides
  1692. boxers = underpants worn by men
  1693. boxershorts = underpants worn by men
  1694. boxing equipment = equipment used in boxing
  1695. boxing glove = boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters
  1696. boxing ring = a square ring where boxers fight
  1697. bra = an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
  1698. brace = a structural member used to stiffen a framework / a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring / an appliance that corrects dental irregularities / a support that steadies or strengthens something else / elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural) / a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
  1699. brace and bit = a drill consisting of a bit and a brace to hold and turn it
  1700. brace wrench = a wrench shaped like a brace (has a handle shaped like a crank) and a socket head
  1701. bracelet = jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration / a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist
  1702. bracer = a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor) / a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports
  1703. braces = an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
  1704. bracing = a structural member used to stiffen a framework
  1705. bracket = a support projecting from a wall
  1706. brad = a small nail
  1707. bradawl = an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws
  1708. braid = trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
  1709. braiding = trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
  1710. brail = a small rope (one of several) used to draw a sail in / a small net used to draw fish into a boat
  1711. brainchild = a product of your creative thinking and work
  1712. brake = a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle / anything that slows or hinders a process
  1713. brake band = a band that can be tightened around a shaft to stop its rotation
  1714. brake cylinder = a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston
  1715. brake disk = a disk or plate that is fixed to the wheel
  1716. brake drum = a hollow cast iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
  1717. brake lining = the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum
  1718. brake pad = one of the pads that apply friction to both sides of the brake disk
  1719. brake pedal = foot pedal that moves a piston in the master brake cylinder
  1720. brake shoe = a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
  1721. brake system = a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle
  1722. brakes = a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle
  1723. branch = any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
  1724. branch line = a railway line connected to a trunk line
  1725. brand = a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
  1726. brand-name drug = a drug that has a trade name and is protected by a patent
  1727. branding iron = implement used to brand live stock
  1728. brandy glass = a globular glass with a small top
  1729. brandy snifter = a globular glass with a small top
  1730. brasier = large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned
  1731. brass = a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece / a memorial made of brass / an ornament or utensil made of brass
  1732. brass instrument = a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
  1733. brass knuckles = a small metal weapon
  1734. brass knucks = a small metal weapon
  1735. brass monkey = a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships
  1736. brassard = armor plate that protects the arm
  1737. brasserie = a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food
  1738. brassie = a golfing wood with a face more elevated that a driver but less than a spoon
  1739. brassiere = an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
  1740. brattice = a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine
  1741. brazier = large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned
  1742. bread board = a wooden or plastic board on which dough is kneaded or bread is sliced
  1743. bread knife = a knife used to cut bread
  1744. bread-bin = a container used to keep bread or cake in
  1745. breadbasket = a basket for serving bread
  1746. breadboard = a wooden or plastic board on which dough is kneaded or bread is sliced
  1747. breadbox = a container used to keep bread or cake in
  1748. break seal = a seal that must be broken when first used and cannot easily be resealed
  1749. breakable = an article that is fragile and easily broken
  1750. breaker = a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded
  1751. breaker point = a contact in the distributor
  1752. breakfast area = a place for light meals
  1753. breakfast nook = a place for light meals
  1754. breakfast table = a table where breakfast is eaten
  1755. breakwater = a protective structure of stone or concrete
  1756. breast drill = a portable drill with a plate that is pressed against the chest to force the drill point into the work
  1757. breast implant = an implant for cosmetic purposes to replace a breast that has been surgically removed
  1758. breast pocket = a pocket inside of a man's coat
  1759. breastpin = a decorative pin worn by women
  1760. breastplate = armor plate that protects the chest
  1761. breastwork = fortification consisting of a low wall
  1762. breathalyser = a device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath
  1763. breathalyzer = a device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath
  1764. breather = air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes
  1765. breathing apparatus = a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
  1766. breathing device = a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
  1767. breathing machine = a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
  1768. breech = opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
  1769. breech closer = a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
  1770. breechblock = a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
  1771. breechcloth = a garment that provides covering for the loins
  1772. breechclout = a garment that provides covering for the loins
  1773. breeches = trousers ending above the knee
  1774. breeches buoy = a life buoy in the form of a ring with short breeches for support
  1775. breechloader = a gun that is loaded at the breech
  1776. breeder reactor = a nuclear reactor that produces more fissile material than it burns
  1777. breeze block = a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate
  1778. Bren = a submachine gun operated by gas pressure
  1779. Bren gun = a submachine gun operated by gas pressure
  1780. brewery = a plant where beer is brewed by fermentation
  1781. brewpub = a combination brewery and restaurant
  1782. briar = a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath
  1783. briar pipe = a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath
  1784. bric-a-brac = miscellaneous curios
  1785. brick = rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln
  1786. brick trowel = a trowel used in masonry
  1787. brickfield = a place where bricks are made and sold
  1788. brickkiln = a kiln for making bricks
  1789. bricklayer's hammer = a hammer used in laying bricks
  1790. brickwork = masonry done with bricks and mortar
  1791. brickyard = a place where bricks are made and sold
  1792. bricole = an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges
  1793. bridal gown = a gown worn by the bride at a wedding
  1794. bridge = a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. / an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands / the link between two lenses
  1795. bridge circuit = a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
  1796. bridge deck = an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
  1797. bridged-T = a circuit consisting of a T-network with an additional shunt bridging the two series circuits
  1798. bridgework = a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
  1799. bridle = headgear for a horse
  1800. bridle path = a path suitable for riding or leading horses
  1801. bridle road = a path suitable for riding or leading horses
  1802. bridoon = a bit resembling a snaffle bit
  1803. briefcase = a case with a handle
  1804. briefcase bomb = a bomb consisting of an explosive and timer hidden inside a briefcase
  1805. briefcase computer = a portable computer housed in a box that resembles a briefcase
  1806. briefs = short tight-fitting underpants
  1807. brig = a penal institution (especially on board a ship) / two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts
  1808. brigandine = a medieval coat of chain mail consisting of metal rings sewn onto leather or cloth
  1809. brigantine = two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast
  1810. brilliant pebble = a code name for a small computerized heat-seeking missile that was supposed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles
  1811. brilliantine = a pomade to make the hair manageable and lustrous
  1812. brim = a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat / the top edge of a vessel or other container
  1813. briquet = a block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel
  1814. briquette = a block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel
  1815. bristle = a stiff fiber
  1816. bristle brush = a brush that is made with the short stiff hairs of an animal or plant
  1817. britches = informal term for breeches
  1818. broach = a decorative pin worn by women
  1819. broad arrow = an arrow with a wide barbed head
  1820. broad gauge = a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches
  1821. broad hatchet = a short-handled hatchet with a broad blade opposite a hammerhead
  1822. broadax = a large ax with a broad cutting blade
  1823. broadaxe = a large ax with a broad cutting blade
  1824. broadcast station = a station equipped to broadcast radio or television programs
  1825. broadcaster = a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions
  1826. broadcasting station = a station equipped to broadcast radio or television programs
  1827. broadcasting studio = a studio where broadcasts originate
  1828. broadcloth = a closely woven silk or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib / a densely textured woolen fabric with a lustrous finish
  1829. broadloom = a carpet woven on a wide loom to obviate the need for seams
  1830. broadside = the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern / all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
  1831. broadsword = a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges
  1832. brocade = thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
  1833. brochette = a small spit or skewer
  1834. brogan = a thick and heavy shoe
  1835. brogue = a thick and heavy shoe
  1836. broiler = an oven or part of a stove used for broiling
  1837. broken arch = an arch with a gap at the apex
  1838. brokerage = place where a broker conducts his business
  1839. brokerage house = place where a broker conducts his business
  1840. brolly = colloquial terms for an umbrella
  1841. bronchodilator = a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
  1842. bronchoscope = a slender tubular instrument used to examine the bronchial tubes
  1843. Bronx-Whitestone Bridge = a suspension bridge across the East River in New York City
  1844. bronze = a sculpture made of bronze
  1845. bronze medal = a trophy made of bronze (or having the appearance of bronze) that is usually awarded for winning third place in a competition
  1846. brooch = a decorative pin worn by women
  1847. brooder = apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat
  1848. Brooklyn Bridge = a suspension bridge across the East River in New York City
  1849. broom = a cleaning implement for sweeping
  1850. broom closet = a small room for storing brooms and other cleaning equipment
  1851. broom handle = the handle of a broom
  1852. broomstick = the handle of a broom
  1853. brothel = a building where prostitutes are available
  1854. brougham = a sedan that has no roof over the driver's seat / light carriage
  1855. Brown = a university in Rhode Island
  1856. Brown University = a university in Rhode Island
  1857. Browning automatic rifle = a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine
  1858. Browning machine gun = a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minute
  1859. brownstone = a row house built of brownstone
  1860. brunch coat = a woman's short housecoat or wrapper
  1861. brush = an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle / conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
  1862. Brussels carpet = a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern
  1863. Brussels lace = fine lace with a raised or applique design
  1864. bubble = a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
  1865. bubble chamber = an instrument that records the tracks of ionizing particles
  1866. bubble jet printer = a kind of ink-jet printer
  1867. bubble pack = packaging in which a product is sealed between a cardboard backing and clear plastic cover
  1868. bubble-jet printer = a kind of ink-jet printer
  1869. bubblejet = a kind of ink-jet printer
  1870. bubbler = any of various devices in which air or some other gas is bubbled through a liquid / a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
  1871. Buchenwald = a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in World War II that was located in central Germany
  1872. buck = a framework for holding wood that is being sawed / a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated
  1873. buckboard = an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels
  1874. bucket = a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
  1875. bucket seat = a low single seat as in cars or planes
  1876. bucket shop = a cheap saloon selling liquor by the bucket
  1877. buckle = fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap
  1878. buckler = armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
  1879. buckram = a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue
  1880. bucksaw = a saw that is set in a frame in the shape of an H
  1881. buckshot = small lead shot for shotgun shells
  1882. buckskins = breeches made of buckskin
  1883. buff = an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block
  1884. buffer = an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring) / a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact / a power tool used to buff surfaces / (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device
  1885. buffer storage = a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device
  1886. buffer store = a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device
  1887. buffet = a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room
  1888. buffet car = a passenger car where food is served in transit
  1889. buffing wheel = a wheel that is covered with soft material
  1890. bug = a small hidden microphone
  1891. buggy = a small lightweight carriage
  1892. buggy whip = a horsewhip once used by a driver of a buggy
  1893. bugle = a brass instrument without valves
  1894. buhl = an inlaid furniture decoration
  1895. building = a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
  1896. building block = a block of material used in construction work
  1897. building complex = a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
  1898. building supply house = a store where builders can purchase materials for building houses and related structures
  1899. building supply store = a store where builders can purchase materials for building houses and related structures
  1900. built in bed = a bed on a ship or train
  1901. built-in bed = a bed that is built in and fixed to a wall
  1902. built-soap powder = soap in powdered form mixed with alkaline builders
  1903. bulb = a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end) / electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
  1904. bulkhead = a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments
  1905. bull fiddle = largest and lowest member of the violin family
  1906. bull tongue = a heavy plow with a single wide blade
  1907. bull's-eye = a lantern with a single opening and a sliding panel that can be closed to conceal the light
  1908. bulla = the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull
  1909. bulldog clip = a clip with a spring that closes the metal jaws
  1910. bulldog wrench = a wrench designed to provide a firm grip on something
  1911. bulldozer = large powerful tractor
  1912. bullet = a projectile that is fired from a gun / a high-speed passenger train
  1913. bullet train = a high-speed passenger train
  1914. bulletin board = a board that hangs on a wall
  1915. bulletin board system = a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest
  1916. bulletproof vest = a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet
  1917. bullfight = a Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectacle
  1918. bullhorn = a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier
  1919. bullion = gold or silver in bars or ingots
  1920. bullnose = a small carpenter's plane with the cutting edge near the front
  1921. bullnosed plane = a small carpenter's plane with the cutting edge near the front
  1922. bullock block = a pulley-block at the head of a topmast
  1923. bullpen = a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily / a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game
  1924. bullring = a stadium where bullfights take place
  1925. bulwark = a protective structure of stone or concrete
  1926. bumboat = a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor
  1927. bumper = a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage / a glass filled to the brim
  1928. bumper car = a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged
  1929. bumper guard = vertical bars attached to a bumper to prevent locking bumpers with another vehicle
  1930. bumper jack = a jack for lifting a motor vehicle by the bumper
  1931. bundle = a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
  1932. bung = a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
  1933. bungalow = a small house with a single story
  1934. bungee = an elasticized rope
  1935. bungee cord = an elasticized rope
  1936. bunghole = a hole in a barrel or cask
  1937. bunk = a bed on a ship or train
  1938. bunk bed = beds built one above the other
  1939. bunker = a hazard on a golf course / a fortification of earth
  1940. Bunker Buster = a 5,000 pound laser-guided bomb that can be programmed to penetrate to a given depth before exploding
  1941. bunsen = a gas burner used in laboratories
  1942. bunsen burner = a gas burner used in laboratories
  1943. bunting = a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
  1944. bur = small bit used in dentistry or surgery
  1945. Burberry = a lightweight belted raincoat typically made of tan gabardine with a distinctive tartan lining
  1946. burden = weight to be borne or conveyed
  1947. bureau = furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
  1948. buret = measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom
  1949. burette = measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom
  1950. burglar alarm = a warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary
  1951. burial chamber = a chamber that is used as a grave
  1952. burial garment = cloth used to cover a corpse in preparation for burial
  1953. burial mound = a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
  1954. burial vault = a burial chamber
  1955. burin = a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point
  1956. burka = a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan
  1957. burlap = coarse jute fabric
  1958. burlap bag = a bag made of burlap
  1959. burn bag = a bag into which secret documents are placed before being burned
  1960. burn center = a center where patients with severe burns can be treated
  1961. burner = an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse) / the heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking
  1962. burnoose = a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece
  1963. burnous = a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece
  1964. burnouse = a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece
  1965. burp gun = a fully automatic pistol
  1966. burqa = a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan
  1967. burr = small bit used in dentistry or surgery / rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting / rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
  1968. burr drill = a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth
  1969. burster = a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
  1970. bursting charge = a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
  1971. bursting explosive = a high explosive that is used to damage the target that is under attack
  1972. burthen = a variant of `burden'
  1973. bus = a vehicle carrying many passengers
  1974. bus depot = a terminal that serves bus passengers
  1975. bus lane = a traffic lane intended for buses only
  1976. bus line = an organization responsible for operating a bus transportation system
  1977. bus station = a terminal that serves bus passengers
  1978. bus terminal = a terminal that serves bus passengers
  1979. busbar = an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits
  1980. busby = tall hat
  1981. bush jacket = a loose fitting jacket
  1982. bushel basket = a basket large enough to hold a bushel
  1983. bushing = a cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction / an insulating liner in an opening through which conductors pass
  1984. business establishment = an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
  1985. business line = a particular kind of product or merchandise
  1986. business office = place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
  1987. business suit = a suit of clothes traditionally worn by businessmen
  1988. buskin = a boot reaching halfway up to the knee
  1989. bust = a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
  1990. bustier = a close-fitting and strapless top without sleeves that is worn by women either as lingerie or for evening dress
  1991. bustle = a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt
  1992. butacaine = a white crystalline ester that is applied to mucous membranes as a local anesthetic
  1993. butacaine sulfate = a white crystalline ester that is applied to mucous membranes as a local anesthetic
  1994. butcher block = a thick wooden slab formed by bonding together thick laminated strips of unpainted hardwood
  1995. butcher board = a thick wooden slab formed by bonding together thick laminated strips of unpainted hardwood
  1996. butcher knife = a large sharp knife for cutting or trimming meat
  1997. butcher shop = a shop in which meat and poultry (and sometimes fish) are sold
  1998. butchery = a building where animals are butchered
  1999. butt = thick end of the handle / the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking) / a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons) / a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping / finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper
  2000. butt end = thick end of the handle
  2001. butt hinge = a hinge mortised flush into the edge of the door and jamb
  2002. butt joint = a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
  2003. butt pack = a waist pack worn with the pouch in back
  2004. butt shaft = a blunt arrow without a barb
  2005. butt weld = a butt joint that is welded
  2006. butt-weld = a butt joint that is welded
  2007. butter churn = a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
  2008. butter dish = a small dish (often with a cover) for holding butter at the table
  2009. butter knife = a small knife with a dull blade
  2010. butterfly nut = a threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning
  2011. butterfly valve = a valve in a carburetor that consists of a disc that turns and acts as a throttle
  2012. buttery = a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals / a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
  2013. button = a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes / any artifact that resembles a button / an electrical switch operated by pressing / a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
  2014. button accordion = an accordion with buttons rather than keys
  2015. button hole = a hole through which buttons are pushed
  2016. buttonhole = a hole through which buttons are pushed
  2017. buttonhole stitch = a reinforcing looped stitch for edges, as around a buttonhole
  2018. buttonhook = a hook for pulling a button through a buttonhole
  2019. buttress = a support usually of stone or brick
  2020. buttressing = a support usually of stone or brick
  2021. butyl nitrite = a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
  2022. buzz bomb = a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
  2023. buzz saw = a power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the periphery
  2024. buzzer = a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound / a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
  2025. BWR = a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator
  2026. by-product = a product made during the manufacture of something else
  2027. bypass = a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center / a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
  2028. bypass capacitor = a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequencies
  2029. bypass condenser = a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequencies
  2030. bypath = a side road little traveled
  2031. byproduct = a product made during the manufacture of something else
  2032. byre = a barn for cows
  2033. byrnie = a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
  2034. byroad = a side road little traveled
  2035. byway = a side road little traveled
  2036. C = street names for cocaine
  2037. C battery = battery used to maintain the grid potential in a vacuum tube
  2038. C-clamp = a clamp in the shape of the letter C
  2039. C.P.U. = the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
  2040. Caaba = a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham
  2041. cab = a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money / small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage
  2042. cabana = a small tent used as a dressing room beside the sea or a swimming pool
  2043. cabaret = a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink
  2044. cabasset = a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th century
  2045. caber = a heavy wooden pole (such as the trunk of a young fir) that is tossed as a test of strength
  2046. cabin = the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried / small room on a ship or boat where people sleep / a small house built of wood
  2047. cabin car = a car on a freight train for use of the train crew
  2048. cabin class = a class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations
  2049. cabin cruiser = a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
  2050. cabin liner = a liner with cabins for passengers
  2051. cabinet = a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display / housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television / a storage compartment for clothes and valuables
  2052. cabinetwork = woodwork finished by hand by a cabinetmaker
  2053. cable = a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire / a television system that transmits over cables / a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
  2054. cable car = a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
  2055. cable railway = a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
  2056. cable system = a television system that transmits over cables
  2057. cable television = a television system that transmits over cables
  2058. cable television service = a television system that transmits over cables
  2059. cable tramway = a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
  2060. caboose = a car on a freight train for use of the train crew
  2061. cabriolet = small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage
  2062. cache = a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons) / (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated
  2063. cachet = a seal on a letter
  2064. caddy = a can for storing tea
  2065. caesium clock = an atomic clock based on the energy difference between two states of the caesium nucleus in a magnetic field
  2066. cafe = a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
  2067. cafeteria = a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
  2068. cafeteria facility = facilities for providing food for employees or visitors
  2069. cafeteria tray = a tray for carrying your food in a cafeteria
  2070. caff = informal British term for a cafe
  2071. caftan = a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles
  2072. cage = a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice / an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept / the net that is the goal in ice hockey
  2073. cagoule = lightweight parka
  2074. caisson = large watertight chamber used for construction under water / a chest to hold ammunition / a two-wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition / an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
  2075. cake = a block of solid substance
  2076. calabash = a pipe for smoking
  2077. calabash pipe = a pipe for smoking
  2078. calamine lotion = a lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine
  2079. calash = the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage / a woman's large folded hooped hood
  2080. calash top = the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage
  2081. calceus = a shoe covering the ankle
  2082. calcimine = a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring
  2083. calcium blocker = any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium
  2084. calcium light = a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light
  2085. calcium-channel blocker = any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium
  2086. calculating machine = a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
  2087. calculator = a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
  2088. caldron = a very large pot that is used for boiling
  2089. calean = an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
  2090. caleche = the folding hood of a horse-drawn carriage / a woman's large folded hooped hood
  2091. Caledonian Canal = a canal in northern Scotland that links North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean; runs diagonally between Moray Firth at the northeastern end and Loch Linnhe at the southwestern end
  2092. calender = a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers
  2093. calico = coarse cloth with a bright print
  2094. caliper = an instrument for measuring the distance between two points
  2095. calk = a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
  2096. calkin = a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
  2097. call box = a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for / booth for using a telephone
  2098. call center = a center equipped to handle a large volume of telephone calls
  2099. call centre = a center equipped to handle a large volume of telephone calls
  2100. call-board = a bulletin board backstage in a theater
  2101. caller ID = a small display that will show you the telephone number of the party calling you
  2102. calliope = a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard
  2103. calliper = an instrument for measuring the distance between two points
  2104. Caloosahatchee Canal = a canal that connects Lake Okeechobee with the Caloosahatchee River in southern Florida to form part of the Cross-Florida Waterway
  2105. calorimeter = a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat
  2106. calpac = a high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus
  2107. calpack = a high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus
  2108. calumet = a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians
  2109. Calvary cross = a Latin cross set on three steps
  2110. cam = a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
  2111. camail = a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
  2112. camber arch = an arch with a straight horizontal extrados and a slightly arched intrados
  2113. cambric = a finely woven white linen
  2114. Cambridge = a university in England
  2115. Cambridge University = a university in England
  2116. camcorder = a portable television camera and videocassette recorder
  2117. camel's hair = a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
  2118. camelhair = a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
  2119. cameo = engraving or carving in low relief on a stone
  2120. camera = equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other) / television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
  2121. camera lens = a lens that focuses the image in a camera
  2122. camera lucida = an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it
  2123. camera obscura = a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface
  2124. camera tripod = a tripod used to support a camera
  2125. camion = a low heavy horse cart without sides; used for haulage / a large truck designed to carry heavy loads
  2126. camise = a loose shirt or tunic
  2127. camisole = a short negligee / a short sleeveless undergarment for women
  2128. camlet = a fabric of Asian origin
  2129. camo = fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan
  2130. camouflage = device or stratagem for concealment or deceit / fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan
  2131. camp = temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers / temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers / a penal institution (often for forced labor) / a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months / shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
  2132. camp bed = a small bed that folds up for storage or transport
  2133. camp chair = a light folding chair
  2134. campaign hat = a broad-brimmed felt hat with a high crown
  2135. campanile = a bell tower
  2136. camper = a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling
  2137. camper trailer = a trailer equipped for occupancy
  2138. camphor ball = a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
  2139. camphor ice = a cerate made of camphor and wax and spermaceti and castor oil
  2140. camphorated tincture of opium = medicine used to treat diarrhea
  2141. camping bus = a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling
  2142. campstool = a folding stool
  2143. camshaft = an engine shaft with cams attached to it
  2144. can = airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc. / a room or building equipped with one or more toilets / a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
  2145. can opener = a device for cutting cans open
  2146. canal = long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
  2147. canal boat = a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be used in canals
  2148. cancer drug = any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells
  2149. candelabra = branched candlestick; ornamental
  2150. candelabrum = branched candlestick; ornamental
  2151. candid camera = a miniature camera with a fast lens
  2152. candle = stick of wax with a wick in the middle
  2153. candle holder = a holder with sockets for candles
  2154. candlepin = a bowling pin that is thin by comparison with a tenpin
  2155. candlesnuffer = an implement with a small cup at the end of a handle
  2156. candlestick = a holder with sockets for candles
  2157. candlewick = the wick of a candle / loops of soft yarn are cut to give a tufted pattern
  2158. candy store = a confectioner's shop
  2159. candy thermometer = a thermometer used to determine the temperature of candy syrups during cooking
  2160. cane = a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment / a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
  2161. cangue = an instrument of punishment formerly used in China for petty criminals
  2162. caning = work made of interlaced slender branches
  2163. canister = metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour / a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
  2164. canister shot = a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
  2165. cannabis = the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant
  2166. cannery = a factory where food is canned
  2167. cannikin = a small can / a wooden bucket
  2168. cannister = metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
  2169. cannon = a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels / heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane / (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm / heavy gun fired from a tank
  2170. cannon ball = a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
  2171. cannon cracker = a large firecracker
  2172. cannonball = a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
  2173. cannula = a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
  2174. canoe = small and light boat; pointed at both ends
  2175. canopic jar = a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body
  2176. canopic vase = a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body
  2177. canopy = a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather / the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air / the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
  2178. cant = two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
  2179. cant dog = a stout lever with a sharp spike
  2180. cant hook = a peavey having a hook instead of a spike
  2181. canteen = a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers / restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat / a recreation room in an institution / a restaurant outside
  2182. cantilever = projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only
  2183. cantilever bridge = bridge constructed of two cantilevers that meet in the middle
  2184. cantle = the back of a saddle seat
  2185. Canton crepe = a soft thick crinkled dress crepe
  2186. Canton flannel = a stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side
  2187. cantonment = temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
  2188. canvas = a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents) / the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete / an oil painting on canvas fabric / a tent made of canvas fabric / a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  2189. canvas tent = a tent made of canvas fabric
  2190. canvass = a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents) / the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete / an oil painting on canvas fabric / a tent made of canvas fabric / a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  2191. cap = a tight-fitting headdress / a top (as for a bottle) / something serving as a cover or protection / the upper part of a column that supports the entablature / (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth / a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive
  2192. cap opener = a bottle opener to pry off caps
  2193. cap screw = a threaded screw for machine parts
  2194. capacitance = an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
  2195. capacitor = an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
  2196. capacitor microphone = microphone consisting of a capacitor with one plate fixed and the other forming the diaphragm moved by sound waves
  2197. capacitor mike = microphone consisting of a capacitor with one plate fixed and the other forming the diaphragm moved by sound waves
  2198. caparison = stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
  2199. cape = a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
  2200. capeline bandage = bandage that covers the head or an amputation stump like a cap
  2201. capillary = a tube of small internal diameter
  2202. capillary tube = a tube of small internal diameter
  2203. capillary tubing = a tube of small internal diameter
  2204. capital = the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
  2205. capital ship = a warship of the first rank in size and armament
  2206. Capitol = the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet / a building occupied by a state legislature
  2207. Capitol Building = the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet
  2208. capote = a long cloak with a hood that can be pulled over the head / a long overcoat with a hood that can be pulled over the head
  2209. capstan = a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis
  2210. capstone = a stone that forms the top of wall or building
  2211. capsule = a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside / a small container / a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency
  2212. captain's chair = a wooden armchair with a saddle seat and a low back that has vertical spindles
  2213. capuchin = a hooded cloak for women
  2214. car = a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway / a motor vehicle with four wheels
  2215. car battery = a lead-acid storage battery in a motor vehicle; usually a 12-volt battery of six cells
  2216. car bomb = a bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing device
  2217. car carrier = a trailer that can be loaded with new cars for delivery to sales agencies
  2218. car door = the door of a car
  2219. car factory = a factory where automobiles are manufactured
  2220. car horn = a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
  2221. car mirror = a mirror that the driver of a car can use
  2222. car part = a component of an automobile
  2223. car port = garage for one or two cars consisting of a flat roof supported on poles
  2224. car seat = a seat in a car
  2225. car tire = a tire consisting of a rubber ring around the rim of an automobile wheel
  2226. car train = a train that transports passengers and their automobiles
  2227. car transporter = a long truck for carrying motor vehicles
  2228. car wheel = a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap
  2229. car window = a window in a car
  2230. car-ferry = a ferry that transports motor vehicles
  2231. carabiner = an oblong metal ring with a spring clip
  2232. carack = a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman
  2233. carafe = a bottle with a stopper
  2234. caravan = a camper equipped with living quarters
  2235. caravan inn = an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
  2236. caravansary = an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
  2237. caravanserai = an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
  2238. carbine = light automatic rifle
  2239. carbomycin = a colorless basic antibiotic that inhibits the growth of Gram-positive organisms
  2240. carbon = a copy made with carbon paper
  2241. carbon arc = has carbon electrodes
  2242. carbon arc lamp = has carbon electrodes
  2243. carbon copy = a copy made with carbon paper
  2244. carbon dichloride = anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes
  2245. carboy = a large bottle for holding corrosive liquids
  2246. carburetor = mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
  2247. carburettor = mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
  2248. card = one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes / a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  2249. card catalog = an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
  2250. card catalogue = an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
  2251. card index = an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
  2252. card table = a small light table with folding legs
  2253. card-house = an unstable construction with playing cards
  2254. cardcase = a small case for carrying business cards
  2255. cardcastle = an unstable construction with playing cards
  2256. cardhouse = an unstable construction with playing cards
  2257. cardiac monitor = a piece of electronic equipment for continual observation of the function of the heart
  2258. cardigan = knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper
  2259. cardiograph = a medical instrument that measures the mechanical force of cardiac contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventricles / medical instrument that records electric currents associated with contractions of the heart
  2260. cardioid microphone = a directional microphone with a cardioid pattern of sensitivity
  2261. cardioid mike = a directional microphone with a cardioid pattern of sensitivity
  2262. cardroom = a room for gambling on card games
  2263. cargo = goods carried by a large vehicle
  2264. cargo area = the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
  2265. cargo container = a large container for freight
  2266. cargo deck = the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
  2267. cargo door = door used to load or unload cargo
  2268. cargo hatch = hatch opening into the cargo compartment
  2269. cargo helicopter = a helicopter that carries cargo
  2270. cargo hold = the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
  2271. cargo liner = a liner that carries cargo
  2272. cargo ship = a ship designed to carry cargo
  2273. cargo ships = conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
  2274. cargo vessel = a ship designed to carry cargo
  2275. carillon = set of bells hung in a bell tower
  2276. Carling float = a raft to use if a ship must be abandoned in an emergency
  2277. carminative = medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
  2278. Carnegie Mellon University = an engineering university in Pittsburgh
  2279. caroche = a luxurious carriage suitable for nobility in the 16th and 17th century
  2280. carousel = a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement / a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers
  2281. carpenter's hammer = a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails
  2282. carpenter's kit = a set of carpenter's tools
  2283. carpenter's level = a straight bar of light metal with a spirit level in it
  2284. carpenter's mallet = a short-handled mallet with a wooden head used to strike a chisel or wedge
  2285. carpenter's plane = a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood
  2286. carpenter's rule = a rule used by a carpenter
  2287. carpenter's saw = a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
  2288. carpenter's square = a steel square used by carpenters
  2289. carpet = floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric
  2290. carpet beater = implement for beating dust out of carpets
  2291. carpet loom = a loom for weaving carpeting
  2292. carpet pad = a pad placed under a carpet
  2293. carpet slipper = low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily
  2294. carpet sweeper = a cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpet
  2295. carpet tack = a tack used to nail down carpets
  2296. carpetbag = traveling bag made of carpet
  2297. carpeting = floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric
  2298. carport = garage for one or two cars consisting of a flat roof supported on poles
  2299. carrack = a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman
  2300. carrefour = a junction where one street or road crosses another
  2301. carrel = small individual study area in a library
  2302. carrell = small individual study area in a library
  2303. carriage = a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around / a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses / a machine part that carries something else / a railcar where passengers ride
  2304. carriage bolt = a roundheaded bolt for timber; threaded along part of the shank
  2305. carriage house = a small building for housing coaches and carriages and other vehicles
  2306. carriage wrench = a wrench designed for use with carriage bolts
  2307. carriageway = one of the two sides of a motorway where traffic travels in one direction only usually in two or three lanes
  2308. carrick bend = a knot used to connect the ends of two large ropes or hawsers
  2309. carrick bitt = either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship's deck
  2310. carrier = a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings / a rack attached to a vehicle
  2311. carrier bag = a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
  2312. carron oil = an ointment formerly used to treat burns
  2313. carrousel = a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement / a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers
  2314. carryall = a capacious bag or basket
  2315. carrycot = box-shaped baby bed with handles
  2316. cart = a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal / wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person
  2317. cart track = any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
  2318. carton = a box made of cardboard
  2319. cartouch = a cartridge
  2320. cartouche = a cartridge
  2321. cartridge = ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet
  2322. cartridge belt = a broad belt with loops or pockets for holding ammunition
  2323. cartridge clip = a metal frame or container holding cartridges
  2324. cartridge ejector = a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing
  2325. cartridge extractor = a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
  2326. cartridge fuse = a fuse cased in a tube
  2327. cartridge holder = a metal frame or container holding cartridges
  2328. cartridge remover = a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
  2329. cartroad = any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
  2330. cartwheel = a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim
  2331. carvedilol = beta blocker that can reduce the progression of heart failure in individuals whose disease is not advanced
  2332. carving = a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
  2333. carving fork = a large fork used in carving cooked meat
  2334. carving knife = a large knife used to carve cooked meat
  2335. caryatid = a supporting column carved in the shape of a person
  2336. cascabel = a bell attached to a sleigh, or to the harness of a horse that is pulling a sleigh
  2337. cascade liquefier = an apparatus used to liquefy air or oxygen etc.
  2338. cascade transformer = a number of transformers in series
  2339. case = a portable container for carrying several objects / a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home / bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow / (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers / the enclosing frame around a door or window opening / the housing or outer covering of something
  2340. case knife = a knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath / a metal blade with a handle
  2341. case shot = a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
  2342. casein = a water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
  2343. casein paint = a water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
  2344. casement = a window sash that is hinged
  2345. casement window = a window with one or more casements
  2346. casern = military barracks in a garrison town
  2347. cash bar = a counter at a large party where you can purchase drinks by the glass
  2348. cash dispenser = an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used
  2349. cash machine = an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used
  2350. cash register = a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions
  2351. cashbox = a strongbox for holding cash
  2352. cashmere = a soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat
  2353. casing = the enclosing frame around a door or window opening / the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire / the housing or outer covering of something
  2354. casino = a public building for gambling and entertainment
  2355. casino-hotel = a building that houses both a hotel and a casino / a business establishment that combines a casino and a hotel
  2356. cask = a cylindrical container that holds liquids
  2357. casket = small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables / box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
  2358. casque = any armor for the head
  2359. casquet = a light open casque without a visor or beaver
  2360. casquetel = a light open casque without a visor or beaver
  2361. Cassegrainian telescope = a reflecting telescope that has a paraboloidal primary mirror and a hyperboloidal secondary mirror
  2362. casserole = large deep dish in which food can be cooked and served
  2363. cassette = a container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
  2364. cassette deck = a tape deck for playing and recording cassette tapes
  2365. cassette player = electronic equipment for playing cassettes
  2366. cassette recorder = a recorder for recording or playing cassettes
  2367. cassette tape = a cassette that contains magnetic tape
  2368. cassock = a black garment reaching down to the ankles
  2369. cast = object formed by a mold / bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal / container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  2370. castanets = a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
  2371. caster = a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable / a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
  2372. castile soap = a good hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide
  2373. casting = object formed by a mold
  2374. castle = a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack / (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard / a large and stately mansion
  2375. castor = a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material) / a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable / a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
  2376. castor oil = a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant
  2377. cat = a whip with nine knotted cords / the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea
  2378. cat box = a receptacle for cat excrement
  2379. cat cracker = a chemical reactor for converting oils with high boiling points into fuels with lower boiling points in the presence of a catalyst
  2380. cat rig = rig of a catboat
  2381. CAT scan = an image produced by scanning
  2382. CAT scanner = a tomograph that constructs a 3-D model of an object by combining parallel planes
  2383. cat suit = a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs
  2384. cat valium = street names for ketamine
  2385. cat's-paw = a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked
  2386. cat-o'-nine-tails = a whip with nine knotted cords
  2387. catacomb = an underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried
  2388. catafalque = a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral
  2389. catalytic converter = a converter that uses a platinum-iridium catalyst to oxidize pollutants and carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water
  2390. catalytic cracker = a chemical reactor for converting oils with high boiling points into fuels with lower boiling points in the presence of a catalyst
  2391. catamaran = a boat with two parallel hulls held together by single deck
  2392. cataphract = armor that protects the wearer's whole body
  2393. cataplasm = a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
  2394. catapult = an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles / a device that launches aircraft from a warship / a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms
  2395. catboat = a sailboat with a single mast set far forward
  2396. catch = a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window / a restraint that checks the motion of something
  2397. catchall = an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends
  2398. catcher's mask = a mask to protect the face of the catcher in baseball
  2399. catchment = a structure in which water is collected
  2400. caterpillar track = an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground
  2401. caterpillar tread = an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground
  2402. catgut = a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
  2403. cathartic = a purging medicine
  2404. cathedra = a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
  2405. cathedral = any large and important church / the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
  2406. catherine wheel = a circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored fire
  2407. catheter = a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
  2408. cathode = a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device / the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
  2409. cathode-ray oscilloscope = electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
  2410. cathode-ray tube = a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen
  2411. catholicon = hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
  2412. cathouse = a building where prostitutes are available
  2413. catling = a long double-edged knife used for amputations
  2414. catsup bottle = a bottle that holds catsup
  2415. cattle boat = a cargo ship for the transport of livestock
  2416. cattle car = a freight car for transporting cattle
  2417. cattle farm = farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock
  2418. cattle grid = a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
  2419. cattle guard = a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
  2420. cattle pen = a pen for cattle
  2421. cattle ranch = farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock
  2422. cattle trail = a trail over which cattle were driven to market
  2423. cattleship = a cargo ship for the transport of livestock
  2424. catwalk = narrow pathway high in the air (as above a stage or between parts of a building or along a bridge) / narrow platform extending out into an auditorium
  2425. cauldron = a very large pot that is used for boiling
  2426. causeway = a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
  2427. cauterant = an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
  2428. cautery = an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
  2429. cavalier hat = a soft felt hat with a wide flexible brim
  2430. cavalry sword = a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
  2431. cavetto = a concave molding shaped like a quarter circle in cross section
  2432. cavity resonator = a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
  2433. cavity wall = a wall formed of two thicknesses of masonry with a space between them
  2434. CD = a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record
  2435. CD burner = recording equipment for making compact disks
  2436. CD drive = a drive that reads a compact disc and that is connected to an audio system
  2437. CD player = a stand-alone piece of electronic equipment that either has its own display or attaches to a television set
  2438. CD-R = a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
  2439. CD-ROM = a compact disk that is used with a computer
  2440. CD-ROM drive = a drive that is connected to a computer and on which a CD-ROM can be `played'
  2441. CD-WO = a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
  2442. cedar chest = a chest made of cedar
  2443. ceiling = the overhead upper surface of a covered space
  2444. celesta = a musical instrument consisting of graduated steel plates that are struck by hammers activated by a keyboard
  2445. celestial globe = a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens
  2446. cell = a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction / a room where a prisoner is kept / small room in which a monk or nun lives / any small compartment / a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  2447. cell phone = a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  2448. cellar = the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level
  2449. cellarage = a storage area in a cellar
  2450. cellaret = sideboard with compartments for holding bottles
  2451. cellblock = a division of a prison
  2452. cello = a large stringed instrument
  2453. cellophane = a transparent paperlike product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes etc.
  2454. cellphone = a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  2455. cellular phone = a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  2456. cellular telephone = a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  2457. cellulose tape = transparent or semitransparent adhesive tape used for sealing or attaching or mending
  2458. Celtic cross = a Latin cross with a ring surrounding the intersection
  2459. cembalo = a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
  2460. cement mixer = a machine with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete
  2461. cenotaph = a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
  2462. censer = a container for burning incense
  2463. center = a building dedicated to a particular activity / the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher / mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area
  2464. center bit = a bit with a sharp center point for guidance and two side cutters
  2465. center field = the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
  2466. center punch = a tool with a conical point that is used to make indentations in metal
  2467. centerboard = a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward
  2468. centerfield = the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
  2469. centerpiece = something placed at the center of something else
  2470. Centigrade thermometer = a thermometer calibrated in degrees centigrade
  2471. central = a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  2472. central heating = a heating system in which air or water is heated at a central furnace and sent through the building via vents or pipes and radiators
  2473. central office = the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
  2474. central processing unit = the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
  2475. central processor = the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
  2476. centre = a building dedicated to a particular activity
  2477. centre bit = a bit with a sharp center point for guidance and two side cutters
  2478. centreboard = a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward
  2479. centrepiece = something placed at the center of something else
  2480. centrex = a kind of telephone exchange
  2481. centrifugal pump = a pump that use centrifugal force to discharge fluid into a pipe
  2482. centrifuge = an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
  2483. cephaloridine = a broad spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic produced by modifying cephalosporin
  2484. ceramic = an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
  2485. ceramic ware = utensils made from ceramic material
  2486. cerate = a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin
  2487. cereal bowl = a bowl for holding breakfast cereal
  2488. cereal box = a paper box in which breakfast cereals are sold
  2489. cerecloth = a waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud
  2490. cerement = burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
  2491. cervical cap = a contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa
  2492. cesspit = a covered cistern
  2493. cesspool = a covered cistern
  2494. chachka = an inexpensive showy trinket
  2495. chadar = a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
  2496. chaddar = a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
  2497. chador = a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
  2498. chaff = foil in thin strips
  2499. chafing dish = a metal pan over a heater
  2500. chafing gear = covering (usually rope or canvas) of a line or spar to protect it from friction
  2501. chain = a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament / a necklace made by stringing objects together / anything that acts as a restraint / a linked or connected series of objects
  2502. chain armor = flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
  2503. chain armour = flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
  2504. chain mail = flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
  2505. chain printer = an impact printer that carries the type slugs by links of a revolving chain
  2506. chain reactor = a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
  2507. chain saw = portable power saw
  2508. chain stitch = a looped stitch resembling the links of a chain
  2509. chain store = one of a chain of retail stores under the same management and selling the same merchandise
  2510. chain tongs = a pipe wrench used for turning large pipes
  2511. chain wrench = another name for chain tongs
  2512. chainlink fence = a fence of steel wires woven into a diamond pattern
  2513. chains = metal shackles
  2514. chainsaw = portable power saw
  2515. chair = a seat for one person, with a support for the back / a particular seat in an orchestra / an instrument of execution by electrocution
  2516. chair car = a passenger car for day travel
  2517. chair lift = a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside
  2518. chair of state = a ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person
  2519. chairlift = a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside
  2520. chaise = a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse / a long chair
  2521. chaise longue = a long chair
  2522. chalet = a Swiss house with a sloping roof and wide eaves or a house built in this style
  2523. chalice = a bowl-shaped drinking vessel
  2524. chalk = a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces / an amphetamine derivative used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride
  2525. chalk line = a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
  2526. chalk pit = a quarry for chalk
  2527. chalkboard = sheet of slate
  2528. chalkpit = a quarry for chalk
  2529. challis = a soft lightweight fabric
  2530. chamber = a room used primarily for sleeping / a natural or artificial enclosed space / a room where a judge transacts business
  2531. chamberpot = a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom
  2532. chambray = a lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp
  2533. chamfer = two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
  2534. chamfer bit = a bit that is used for beveling
  2535. chamfer plane = a plane that makes a beveled edge
  2536. chamfron = medieval plate armor to protect a horse's head
  2537. chamois cloth = a piece of chamois used for washing windows or cars
  2538. champagne flute = a tall narrow wineglass
  2539. chancel = area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir
  2540. chancellery = a government building housing the office of a chancellor
  2541. chancery = an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records
  2542. chandelier = branched lighting fixture; often ornate
  2543. chandlery = a storeroom where candles are kept / candles and other commodities sold by a chandler
  2544. chanfron = medieval plate armor to protect a horse's head
  2545. change = a different or fresh set of clothes / a thing that is different
  2546. changer = an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
  2547. channel = a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through / a television station and its programs
  2548. Channel Tunnel = the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channel
  2549. chanter = reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played
  2550. chantry = a chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor
  2551. chap = leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps
  2552. chapeau = headdress that protects the head from bad weather
  2553. chapel = a place of worship that has its own altar
  2554. chapiter = the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
  2555. chaplet = flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  2556. chapterhouse = a house used as a residence by a chapter of a fraternity / a building attached to a monastery or cathedral
  2557. charabanc = a vehicle carrying many passengers
  2558. character printer = a printer that prints a single character at a time
  2559. character-at-a-time printer = a printer that prints a single character at a time
  2560. charcoal = a stick of black carbon material used for drawing / a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material
  2561. charcoal burner = a stove that burns charcoal as fuel
  2562. charcuterie = a delicatessen that specializes in meats
  2563. charge = a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time / heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  2564. charge-exchange accelerator = an accelerator in which high-energy ions escape from plasma following charge exchange
  2565. charger = a device that can hold a rechargeable battery by means of an electrical cable
  2566. chariot = a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage / a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle
  2567. Charlestown Navy Yard = the navy yard in Boston where the frigate `Constitution' is anchored
  2568. charm = something believed to bring good luck
  2569. charnel = a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
  2570. charnel house = a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
  2571. chart = a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea
  2572. charterhouse = a Carthusian monastery
  2573. Chartres Cathedral = a Gothic cathedral in northern France
  2574. chase = a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time
  2575. chassis = the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor / a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device
  2576. chasuble = a long sleeveless vestment worn by a priest when celebrating Mass
  2577. chateau = an impressive country house (or castle) in France
  2578. chatelaine = a chain formerly worn at the waist by women
  2579. check = a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines
  2580. checker = one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
  2581. checker board = a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
  2582. checkerboard = a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
  2583. checkout = a counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases
  2584. checkout counter = a counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases
  2585. checkrein = a rein designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position
  2586. checkroom = a room where baggage or parcels are checked
  2587. cheekpiece = either of two straps of a bridle that connect the bit to the headpiece
  2588. cheese cutter = a kitchen utensil (board or handle) with a wire for cutting cheese
  2589. cheese press = a press for shaping cheese curd
  2590. cheese tray = tray on which cheeses are served
  2591. cheeseboard = tray on which cheeses are served
  2592. cheesecake = a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire
  2593. cheesecloth = a coarse loosely woven cotton gauze
  2594. chef-d'oeuvre = the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
  2595. chem lab = a laboratory for research in chemistry
  2596. chemical balance = a beam balance of great precision used in quantitative chemical analysis
  2597. chemical bomb = a bomb laden with chemical agents that are released when the bomb explodes
  2598. chemical plant = an industrial plant where chemicals are produced
  2599. chemical reactor = an apparatus for holding substances that are undergoing a chemical reaction
  2600. chemical weapon = chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants
  2601. chemise = a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist / a woman's sleeveless undergarment
  2602. chemist's = a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
  2603. chemist's shop = a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
  2604. chemistry lab = a laboratory for research in chemistry
  2605. chemistry laboratory = a laboratory for research in chemistry
  2606. Chemnitzer concertina = a hand-held and bellows-driven accordion
  2607. chenille = a heavy fabric woven with chenille cord
  2608. chenille cord = a soft tufted cord used in embroidery
  2609. chequer = one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
  2610. cheroot = a cigar with both ends cut flat
  2611. cherry bomb = a red ball-shaped firecracker with high explosive power
  2612. chess board = a checkerboard used to play chess
  2613. chess piece = any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
  2614. chessboard = a checkerboard used to play chess
  2615. chessman = any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
  2616. chest = box with a lid; used for storage
  2617. chest of drawers = furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
  2618. chest protector = protective garment consisting of a pad worn in baseball by catchers and by football players
  2619. chesterfield = a fitted overcoat with a velvet collar / an overstuffed davenport with upright armrests
  2620. cheval glass = a full length mirror mounted in a frame in which it can be tilted
  2621. cheval-de-frise = defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame
  2622. chevaux-de-frise = defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame
  2623. chevron = an inverted V-shaped charge
  2624. chiaroscuro = a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
  2625. chicane = a movable barrier used in motor racing
  2626. chicha = an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
  2627. chicken coop = a farm building for housing poultry
  2628. chicken farm = farm where chickens are raised for sale
  2629. chicken feed = an amphetamine derivative used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride
  2630. chicken run = an enclosed yard for keeping poultry
  2631. chicken wire = a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh
  2632. chicken yard = an enclosed yard for keeping poultry
  2633. chiffon = a sheer fabric of silk or rayon
  2634. chiffonier = a tall elegant chest of drawers
  2635. child's room = a bedroom for a child
  2636. chime = a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer
  2637. chimney = a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building / a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
  2638. chimney breast = walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base
  2639. chimney corner = a corner by a fireplace
  2640. chimneypiece = shelf that projects from wall above fireplace
  2641. chimneypot = a short earthenware pipe on the top of a chimney to increase the draft
  2642. chimneystack = the part of the chimney that is above the roof
  2643. chin rest = a rest on which a violinist can place the chin
  2644. chin strap = a strap attached to a hat
  2645. china = high quality porcelain originally made only in China / dishware made of high quality porcelain
  2646. china cabinet = a cabinet (usually with glass doors) for storing and displaying china
  2647. china closet = a cabinet (usually with glass doors) for storing and displaying china
  2648. chinaware = dishware made of high quality porcelain
  2649. chinchilla = a thick twilled fabric of wool and cotton
  2650. Chinese lantern = a collapsible paper lantern in bright colors
  2651. Chinese puzzle = intricate or ingenious puzzle consisting of boxes within boxes
  2652. Chinese Wall = a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC
  2653. chinning bar = a horizontal bar on which you can chin yourself
  2654. chino = a coarse twilled cotton fabric frequently used for uniforms
  2655. chinoiserie = a style in art reflecting Chinese influence
  2656. chinos = trousers made with chino cloth
  2657. chintz = a brightly printed and glazed cotton fabric
  2658. chip = electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit / a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling / a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
  2659. chisel = an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  2660. Chisholm Trail = a former cattle trail from San Antonio in Texas to Abilene in Kansas
  2661. chiton = a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece
  2662. chlamys = a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder
  2663. chloral hydrate = a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative
  2664. chloramine = any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen
  2665. chloramine-T = any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen
  2666. chloramphenicol = an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections
  2667. chlorhexidine = a long-lasting liquid antiseptic
  2668. chloroform = a volatile liquid haloform
  2669. Chloromycetin = an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections
  2670. chloroquine = an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria and amebic dysentery and systemic lupus erythematosus
  2671. chock = a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
  2672. choir = the area occupied by singers
  2673. choir loft = a gallery in a church occupied by the choir
  2674. choke = a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine / a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
  2675. choke coil = a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
  2676. choker = a high tight collar / necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
  2677. chokey = British slang (dated) for a prison
  2678. choking coil = a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
  2679. choky = British slang (dated) for a prison
  2680. choo-choo = a child's word for locomotive
  2681. chop shop = a place where stolen cars are disassembled for their parts
  2682. chophouse = a restaurant that specializes in steaks
  2683. chopine = a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole
  2684. chopper = a butcher's knife having a large square blade / an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
  2685. chopping block = a steady wooden block on which food can be cut or diced or wood can be split
  2686. chopping board = a wooden board where meats or vegetables can be cut
  2687. chopstick = one of a pair of slender sticks used as oriental tableware to eat food with
  2688. chordophone = a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
  2689. choropleth map = a map that uses graded differences in shading or color or the placing of symbols inside defined areas on the map in order to indicate the average values of some property or quantity in those areas
  2690. chrism = a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
  2691. chrisom = a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
  2692. Christmas stocking = a stocking that is filled with small Christmas presents
  2693. Christmas tree = an ornamented evergreen used as a Christmas decoration
  2694. chromatogram = the recording (column or paper strip) on which the constituents of a mixture are adsorbed in chromatography
  2695. chromatography column = a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography
  2696. chronograph = an accurate timer for recording time
  2697. chronometer = an accurate clock
  2698. chronoscope = an instrument for accurate measurements of small intervals of time
  2699. chrysarobin = a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases
  2700. chuck = a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
  2701. chuck wagon = a wagon equipped with a cookstove and provisions
  2702. chuddar = a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
  2703. chukka = a shoe that comes up to the ankle and is laced through two or three pairs of eyelets
  2704. chukka boot = a shoe that comes up to the ankle and is laced through two or three pairs of eyelets
  2705. chum = bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish
  2706. chunnel = the railroad tunnel between France and England under the English Channel
  2707. church = a place for public (especially Christian) worship
  2708. church bell = a bell in a church tower
  2709. church bench = long bench with backs
  2710. church building = a place for public (especially Christian) worship
  2711. church hat = a fanciful hat of the kind worn by Black women for Sunday worship
  2712. church key = can opener that has a triangular pointed end that pierces the tops of cans
  2713. church tower = the tower of a church
  2714. Churchill Downs = a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Louisville
  2715. churidars = tight trousers worn by people from the Indian subcontinent
  2716. churn = a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
  2717. chute = sloping channel through which things can descend / rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
  2718. chute-the-chute = elevated railway in an amusement park
  2719. cider mill = mill that extracts juice from apples to make apple cider
  2720. ciderpress = a press that is used to extract the juice from apples
  2721. cigar = a roll of tobacco for smoking
  2722. cigar band = a narrow paper band around a cigar
  2723. cigar box = a box for holding cigars
  2724. cigar butt = small part of a cigar that is left after smoking
  2725. cigar cutter = an implement for cutting the tip off of a cigar
  2726. cigar lighter = a lighter for cigars or cigarettes
  2727. cigaret = finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper
  2728. cigarette = finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper
  2729. cigarette butt = small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking
  2730. cigarette case = a small flat case for holding cigarettes
  2731. cigarette holder = a tube that holds a cigarette while it is being smoked
  2732. cigarette lighter = a lighter for cigars or cigarettes
  2733. cigarillo = small cigar or cigarette wrapped in tobacco instead of paper
  2734. cinch = stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
  2735. cincture = a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
  2736. cinder block = a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate
  2737. cinder track = a racetrack paved with fine cinders
  2738. cine projector = projects successive frames from a reel of film to create moving pictures
  2739. cine-camera = a camera that takes a sequence of photographs that can give the illusion of motion when viewed in rapid succession
  2740. cine-film = photographic film several hundred feet long and wound on a spool
  2741. cinema = a theater where films are shown
  2742. cinerarium = a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead
  2743. cinquefoil = an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle
  2744. circle = any circular or rotating mechanism / a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house
  2745. circlet = decorated metal band worn around the head
  2746. circuit = an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow / a racetrack for automobile races
  2747. circuit board = a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  2748. circuit breaker = a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded
  2749. circuit card = a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
  2750. circuitry = electronic equipment consisting of a system of circuits
  2751. circular file = a container with an open top
  2752. circular plane = a plane with a flexible face that can plane concave or convex surfaces
  2753. circular saw = a power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the periphery
  2754. circulating library = library that provides books for use outside the building
  2755. circus = an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent / (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
  2756. circus tent = a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
  2757. cistern = an artificial reservoir for storing liquids
  2758. citadel = a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
  2759. cither = a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings / a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board
  2760. cithern = a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
  2761. citole = a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
  2762. cittern = a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
  2763. city hall = a building that houses administrative offices of a municipal government
  2764. city university = an urban university in a large city
  2765. cityscape = painting depicting a city or urban area
  2766. civic center = a center where the members of a community can gather for social or cultural activities
  2767. civies = civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform
  2768. civilian clothing = ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.
  2769. civilian dress = ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.
  2770. civilian garb = ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.
  2771. civvies = civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform
  2772. clack = a simple valve with a hinge on one side
  2773. clack valve = a simple valve with a hinge on one side
  2774. cladding = a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
  2775. clamp = a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
  2776. clamshell = a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
  2777. clapper = metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
  2778. clapper valve = a simple valve with a hinge on one side
  2779. clapperboard = photographic equipment used to synchronize sound and motion picture
  2780. clappers = a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
  2781. clarence = a closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers
  2782. clarinet = a single-reed instrument with a straight tube
  2783. clarion = a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
  2784. Clark cell = a form of voltaic cell once used as a standard for electromotive force
  2785. Clark standard cell = a form of voltaic cell once used as a standard for electromotive force
  2786. claro = a cigar made with light-colored tobacco
  2787. clasp = a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  2788. clasp knife = a large knife with one or more folding blades
  2789. classic = a creation of the highest excellence
  2790. classroom = a room in a school where lessons take place
  2791. clavichord = an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound
  2792. clavier = a stringed instrument that has a keyboard / a bank of keys on a musical instrument
  2793. claw = a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
  2794. claw hammer = a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails
  2795. claw hatchet = a hatchet that has a cleft for pulling nails
  2796. clawhammer = a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails
  2797. claxon = a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
  2798. clay pigeon = target used in skeet or trapshooting
  2799. clay pipe = a pipe made of clay
  2800. clay sculpture = sculpture produced by molding
  2801. claymore = an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy / a large double-edged broadsword
  2802. claymore mine = an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy
  2803. clayware = ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln
  2804. clean bomb = an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination
  2805. clean room = a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria
  2806. cleaner = a preparation used in cleaning something
  2807. cleaners = shop where dry cleaning is done
  2808. cleaning device = any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
  2809. cleaning equipment = any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
  2810. cleaning implement = any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
  2811. cleaning pad = a pad used as a cleaning implement
  2812. cleanser = a preparation used in cleaning something
  2813. cleansing agent = a preparation used in cleaning something
  2814. clearstory = part of an interior wall rising above the adjacent roof with windows admitting light
  2815. clearway = a road on which you are not allowed to stop
  2816. cleat = a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached / a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured / a metal or leather projection
  2817. cleats = shoes with leather or metal projections on the soles
  2818. cleaver = a butcher's knife having a large square blade
  2819. clench = a small slip noose made with seizing
  2820. clepsydra = clock that measures time by the escape of water
  2821. clerestory = part of an interior wall rising above the adjacent roof with windows admitting light
  2822. clerical collar = a stiff white collar with no opening in the front
  2823. clevis = a coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling
  2824. clews = the cords used to suspend a hammock
  2825. click = a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
  2826. client = any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
  2827. cliff dwelling = a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliff
  2828. climber = an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing
  2829. climbing frame = a framework of bars or logs for children to climb on
  2830. climbing iron = an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing
  2831. clinch = a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together / the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet / a small slip noose made with seizing
  2832. clincher = a tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets
  2833. cling film = a thin plastic film made of saran that sticks to itself
  2834. clingfilm = a thin plastic film made of saran that sticks to itself
  2835. clinic = a healthcare facility for outpatient care
  2836. clinical thermometer = a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body
  2837. clink = a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government
  2838. clinker = a hard brick used as a paving stone
  2839. clinker block = a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate
  2840. clinker brick = a hard brick used as a paving stone
  2841. clinometer = an instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevation
  2842. Clioquinol = drug used to treat certain fungal infection
  2843. clip = a metal frame or container holding cartridges
  2844. clip art = ready-made pieces of computerized graphic art that can be used to decorate a document
  2845. clip joint = a place of entertainment where high prices are charged for poor entertainment
  2846. clip lead = a short piece of wire with alligator clips on both ends
  2847. clip-on = a device (as an earring, sunglasses, microphone etc.) that is attached by clips
  2848. clipboard = a small writing board with a clip at the top for holding papers
  2849. clipper = scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural) / shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural) / a fast sailing ship used in former times / (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude
  2850. clipper ship = a fast sailing ship used in former times
  2851. cloaca = a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
  2852. cloak = a loose outer garment / anything that covers or conceals
  2853. cloakroom = a room where coats and other articles can be left temporarily / a private lounge off of a legislative chamber
  2854. cloche = a woman's close-fitting hat that resembles a helmet / a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
  2855. clock = a timepiece that shows the time of day
  2856. clock dial = the face of a clock showing hours and minutes of the day
  2857. clock face = the face of a clock showing hours and minutes of the day
  2858. clock pendulum = a physical pendulum used to regulate a clockwork mechanism
  2859. clock radio = a radio that includes a clock that can be set to turn it on automatically
  2860. clock tower = a tower with a large clock visible high up on an outside face
  2861. clockwork = any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring
  2862. clodhopper = a thick and heavy shoe
  2863. clog = any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction / footwear usually with wooden soles
  2864. cloisonne = enamelware in which colored areas are separated by thin metal strips
  2865. cloister = a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions) / residence that is a place of religious seclusion
  2866. clomipramine = a tricyclic antidepressant drug
  2867. clone = an unauthorized copy or imitation
  2868. closed circuit = a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
  2869. closed loop = a control system with a feedback loop that is active
  2870. closed-circuit television = a television system that is not used for broadcasting but is connected by cables to designated monitors
  2871. closed-loop system = a control system with a feedback loop that is active
  2872. closet = a small private room for study or prayer / a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space / a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes
  2873. closet auger = a snake used to unblock toilets
  2874. closeup = a photograph taken at close range
  2875. closeup lens = a photographic lens with a short focal length used to take pictures at short ranges
  2876. closure = an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  2877. clot buster = a kind of pharmaceutical that can break up clots blocking the flow of blood to the heart muscle
  2878. cloth = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  2879. cloth cap = a flat woolen cap with a stiff peak
  2880. cloth covering = a covering made of cloth
  2881. clothes = clothing in general
  2882. clothes basket = a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried
  2883. clothes closet = a closet where clothes are stored
  2884. clothes drier = a dryer that dries clothes wet from washing
  2885. clothes dryer = a dryer that dries clothes wet from washing
  2886. clothes hamper = a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried
  2887. clothes hanger = a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on
  2888. clothes peg = wood or plastic fastener
  2889. clothes pin = wood or plastic fastener
  2890. clothes tree = an upright pole with pegs or hooks on which to hang clothing
  2891. clothesbrush = a brush used for cleaning clothing
  2892. clotheshorse = a framework on which to hang clothes
  2893. clothesline = a cord on which clothes are hung to dry
  2894. clothespin = wood or plastic fastener
  2895. clothespress = a closet where clothes are stored
  2896. clothing = a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  2897. clothing store = a store where men's clothes are sold
  2898. cloud chamber = apparatus that detects the path of high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor
  2899. clout = a short nail with a flat head
  2900. clout nail = a short nail with a flat head
  2901. clove hitch = a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar
  2902. cloverleaf = an interchange that does not require left-hand turns
  2903. club = a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink / stout stick that is larger at one end / a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it / a building that is occupied by a social club / golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
  2904. club car = railroad car having a bar and tables and lounge chairs
  2905. club drug = a controlled substance that is usually taken by young people at dance clubs and raves
  2906. club head = the head of the club which strikes the ball
  2907. club-head = the head of the club which strikes the ball
  2908. clubhead = the head of the club which strikes the ball
  2909. clubhouse = a building that is occupied by a social club
  2910. clubroom = a room used for the activities of a club
  2911. cluster bomb = bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area
  2912. cluster bomblet = one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
  2913. clutch = a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism / a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism / a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
  2914. clutch bag = a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
  2915. clutch pedal = a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
  2916. CN Tower = a tower in Toronto
  2917. coach = a vehicle carrying many passengers
  2918. coach house = a small building for housing coaches and carriages and other vehicles
  2919. coach station = a terminal that serves bus passengers
  2920. coach-and-four = a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
  2921. coal car = freight car with fixed sides and no roof
  2922. coal chute = a chute for coal
  2923. coal house = a shed for storing coal
  2924. coal mine = a mine where coal is dug from the ground
  2925. coal scuttle = container for coal
  2926. coal shovel = a hand shovel for shoveling coal
  2927. coal tongs = tongs for taking hold of burning coals
  2928. coalbin = a bin for holding coal
  2929. coalhole = a bin for holding coal
  2930. coalpit = a mine where coal is dug from the ground
  2931. coaming = a raised framework around a hatchway on a ship to keep water out
  2932. coaster = a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table
  2933. coaster brake = a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals
  2934. coaster wagon = a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
  2935. coat = an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down
  2936. coat button = a button on a coat
  2937. coat closet = a closet for storing outerwear
  2938. coat hanger = a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on
  2939. coat of arms = the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
  2940. coat of mail = armor that protects the wearer's whole body
  2941. coat of paint = a layer of paint covering something else
  2942. coat rack = a rack with hooks for temporarily holding coats and hats
  2943. coat stand = an upright pole with pegs or hooks on which to hang clothing
  2944. coat tree = an upright pole with pegs or hooks on which to hang clothing
  2945. coatdress = a dress that is tailored like a coat and buttons up the front
  2946. coatee = a short close-fitting coat
  2947. coating = a thin layer covering something / a heavy fabric suitable for coats
  2948. coatrack = a rack with hooks for temporarily holding coats and hats
  2949. coatroom = a room where coats and other articles can be left temporarily
  2950. coattail = the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist
  2951. coax = a transmission line for high-frequency signals
  2952. coax cable = a transmission line for high-frequency signals
  2953. coaxial cable = a transmission line for high-frequency signals
  2954. cobble = rectangular paving stone with curved top
  2955. cobbler's last = holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
  2956. cobblestone = rectangular paving stone with curved top
  2957. cobweb = a dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web / filaments from a web that was spun by a spider / a fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider
  2958. coca = dried leaves of the coca plant
  2959. cocain = a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure
  2960. cocaine = a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure
  2961. cock = the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled / faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
  2962. cockade = an ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat
  2963. Cockcroft and Walton accelerator = a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube
  2964. Cockcroft and Walton voltage multiplier = a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube
  2965. Cockcroft-Walton accelerator = a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube
  2966. Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier = a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube
  2967. cocked hat = hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
  2968. cockhorse = anything used as a toy horse
  2969. cockleshell = a small light flimsy boat
  2970. cockloft = a small loft or garret
  2971. cockpit = compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft / seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car / a pit for cockfights
  2972. cockscomb = a cap worn by court jesters
  2973. cocktail dress = a dress suitable for formal occasions
  2974. cocktail lounge = a barroom in a hotel or restaurant where cocktails are served
  2975. cocktail shaker = a shaker for mixing cocktails
  2976. cocktail table = low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served
  2977. cocotte = a small casserole in which individual portions can be cooked and served
  2978. codeine = derivative of opium
  2979. codpiece = a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches
  2980. coelostat = optical device used to follow the path of a celestial body and reflect its light into a telescope
  2981. coffee bar = a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
  2982. coffee can = a can for storing ground coffee
  2983. coffee cup = a cup from which coffee is drunk
  2984. coffee filter = filter (usually of paper) that passes the coffee and retains the coffee grounds
  2985. coffee grinder = a mill that grinds roasted coffee beans
  2986. coffee maker = a kitchen appliance for brewing coffee automatically
  2987. coffee mill = a mill that grinds roasted coffee beans
  2988. coffee mug = a mug intended for serving coffee
  2989. coffee shop = a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
  2990. coffee stall = a stand (usually movable) selling hot coffee and food
  2991. coffee table = low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served
  2992. coffee urn = an urn in which coffee is made and kept hot
  2993. coffee-table book = an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table
  2994. coffeehouse = a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
  2995. coffeepot = tall pot in which coffee is brewed
  2996. coffer = a chest especially for storing valuables / an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
  2997. cofferdam = large watertight chamber used for construction under water
  2998. Coffey still = a still consisting of an apparatus for the fractional distillation of ethanol from fermentation on an industrial scale
  2999. coffin = box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
  3000. coffin nail = finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper
  3001. cog = tooth on the rim of gear wheel
  3002. cog railway = railway for steep mountains
  3003. cogwheel = a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
  3004. coif = a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law
  3005. coign = the keystone of an arch / expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase
  3006. coigne = the keystone of an arch / expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase
  3007. coil = a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops / reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit / tubing that is wound in a spiral / a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb / a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
  3008. coil spring = a spring in the shape of a coil
  3009. coin bank = a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
  3010. coin blank = a flat metal disk ready for stamping as a coin
  3011. coin box = the part of a slot machine that serves as a receptacle for the coins
  3012. coin machine = a machine that is operated by the insertion of a coin in a slot
  3013. coin slot = a slot through which coins can be inserted into a slot machine
  3014. coke = street names for cocaine
  3015. colander = bowl-shaped strainer
  3016. colchicine = an analgesic drug derived from the saffron plant and used to treat gout
  3017. cold cathode = a cathode that is a source of electrons without being heated
  3018. cold chisel = narrow chisel made of steel
  3019. cold cream = a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin
  3020. cold frame = protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold
  3021. cold medicine = medicine intended to relieve the symptoms of the common cold
  3022. cold-water flat = an apartment without modern conveniences
  3023. coldcream = a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin
  3024. coliseum = an oval large stadium with tiers of seats
  3025. collage = a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image
  3026. collapsible shelter = a portable shelter
  3027. collar = necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck / a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over / a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it / the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot / a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part / anything worn or placed about the neck
  3028. collectable = things considered to be worth collecting
  3029. collectible = things considered to be worth collecting
  3030. collection plate = a shallow receptacle for collection in church
  3031. collector = the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes
  3032. collector's item = the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
  3033. college = a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed
  3034. collet = a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting / a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe / a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
  3035. collet chuck = a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe
  3036. collider = an accelerator in which two beams of particles are forced to collide head on
  3037. colliery = a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
  3038. collimator = optical device consisting of a tube containing a convex achromatic lens at one end and a slit at the other with the slit at the focus of the lens
  3039. collyrium = lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes
  3040. cologne = a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
  3041. cologne water = a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
  3042. colonnade = a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns / structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
  3043. colonoscope = an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum
  3044. colophon = a publisher's emblem printed in a book
  3045. color television = a television that transmits images in color
  3046. color television system = a television that transmits images in color
  3047. color television tube = a television tube that displays images in full color
  3048. color tube = a television tube that displays images in full color
  3049. color TV = a television that transmits images in color
  3050. color TV tube = a television tube that displays images in full color
  3051. color wash = a wash of whitewash or other water-base paint tinted with a colored pigment
  3052. colorimeter = a measuring instrument used in colorimetric analysis to determine the quantity of a substance from the color it yields with specific reagents
  3053. coloring book = a picture book with line drawings intended to be colored with crayons by children
  3054. colors = a flag that shows its nationality / a distinguishing emblem
  3055. Colosseum = a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
  3056. Colossus of Rhodes = a huge bronze statue of the sun god Helios that was built around 285 BC and that stood beside the harbor entrance on the island of Rhodes for about 50 years before it was toppled by an earthquake
  3057. colour television = a television that transmits images in color
  3058. colour television system = a television that transmits images in color
  3059. colour television tube = a television tube that displays images in full color
  3060. colour tube = a television tube that displays images in full color
  3061. colour TV = a television that transmits images in color
  3062. colour TV tube = a television tube that displays images in full color
  3063. colour wash = a wash of whitewash or other water-base paint tinted with a colored pigment
  3064. colours = a flag that shows its nationality / a distinguishing emblem
  3065. colter = a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil
  3066. columbarium = a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns / a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead / a birdhouse for pigeons
  3067. columbary = a birdhouse for pigeons
  3068. Columbia = a university in New York City
  3069. Columbia University = a university in New York City
  3070. column = a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure / a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument) / a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography
  3071. comb = a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge
  3072. combat boot = a boot reaching halfway up to the knee
  3073. combat ship = a government ship that is available for waging war
  3074. comber = a machine that separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool
  3075. combination lock = lock that can be opened only by turning dials in a special sequence
  3076. combination plane = a woodworking plane that has interchangeable cutters of various shapes
  3077. combine = harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
  3078. comfort = bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
  3079. comfort station = a toilet that is available to the public
  3080. comforter = device used for an infant to suck or bite on / bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
  3081. command key = the key on a computer keyboard that is used (in combination with some other key) to type control characters
  3082. command module = a space module in which astronauts can live and control the spacecraft and communicate with earth
  3083. command post = military headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces
  3084. commercial art = art used for commercial purposes
  3085. commissary = a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel) / a snack bar in a film studio
  3086. commode = a tall elegant chest of drawers / a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
  3087. commodities exchange = an exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery
  3088. commodities market = an exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery
  3089. commodity = articles of commerce
  3090. commodity exchange = an exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery
  3091. Commodore John Barry Bridge = a cantilever bridge in Chester, Pennsylvania
  3092. common ax = an ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side
  3093. common axe = an ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side
  3094. common room = a sitting room
  3095. communication equipment = facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
  3096. communication system = facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information / a system for communicating
  3097. communication trench = a trench that provides protected passage between the rear and front lines of a defensive position
  3098. communications satellite = an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth
  3099. communion table = the table in Christian churches where communion is given
  3100. community center = a center where the members of a community can gather for social or cultural activities
  3101. commutator = switch for reversing the direction of an electric current
  3102. commuter = a passenger train that is ridden primarily by passengers who travel regularly from one place to another
  3103. commuter train = a passenger train that is ridden primarily by passengers who travel regularly from one place to another
  3104. compact = a small cosmetics case with a mirror
  3105. compact car = a small and economical car
  3106. compact disc = a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record
  3107. compact disc read-only memory = a compact disk that is used with a computer
  3108. compact disc recordable = a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
  3109. compact disc write-once = a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
  3110. compact disk = a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record
  3111. compact-disk burner = recording equipment for making compact disks
  3112. companionway = a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship
  3113. compartment = a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area / a space into which an area is subdivided
  3114. compass = navigational instrument for finding directions / drafting instrument used for drawing circles
  3115. compass card = compass in the form of a card that rotates so that 0 degrees or North points to magnetic north
  3116. compass plane = a plane with a flexible face that can plane concave or convex surfaces
  3117. compass saw = a handsaw with a narrow triangular blade for cutting curves
  3118. complex = a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
  3119. component = an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up
  3120. composition = something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole
  3121. compositor's case = the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
  3122. compound = an enclosure of residences and other building
  3123. compound lens = a lens system consisting of two or more lenses on the same axis
  3124. compound lever = a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum
  3125. compound microscope = light microscope that has two converging lens systems: the objective and the eyepiece
  3126. compound pendulum = pendulum consisting of an actual object allowed to rotate freely around a horizontal axis
  3127. compress = a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body
  3128. compression bandage = bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure
  3129. compressor = a mechanical device that compresses gasses
  3130. computer = a machine for performing calculations automatically
  3131. computer accessory = an accessory for a computer
  3132. computer backup = a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device
  3133. computer circuit = a circuit that is part of a computer
  3134. computer display = a screen used to display the output of a computer to the user
  3135. computer graphic = an image that is generated by a computer
  3136. computer graphics = the pictorial representation and manipulation of data by a computer
  3137. computer hardware = the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
  3138. computer keyboard = a keyboard that is a data input device for computers
  3139. computer memory = an electronic memory device
  3140. computer monitor = a device that displays signals on a computer screen
  3141. computer mouse = a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad
  3142. computer network = a network of computers
  3143. computer peripheral = electronic equipment external to the circuit board that contains the CPU of a computer
  3144. computer screen = a screen used to display the output of a computer to the user
  3145. computer storage = an electronic memory device
  3146. computer store = a store that sells computers to the small businessperson or personal user
  3147. computer system = a system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage
  3148. computerized axial tomography scanner = a tomograph that constructs a 3-D model of an object by combining parallel planes
  3149. computing device = a machine for performing calculations automatically
  3150. computing machine = a machine for performing calculations automatically
  3151. computing system = a system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage
  3152. concave lens = a lens such that a parallel beam of light passing through it is caused to diverge or spread out
  3153. concealment = a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
  3154. concentration camp = a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined
  3155. concert grand = a grand piano suitable for concert performances
  3156. concert hall = a hall where concerts are given
  3157. concert piano = a grand piano suitable for concert performances
  3158. concertina = free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds / coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle
  3159. concourse = a wide hallway in a building where people can walk
  3160. concrete mixer = a machine with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete
  3161. condensation pump = vacuum pump used to obtain a high vacuum
  3162. condenser = an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge / lens used to concentrate light on an object / a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat / an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid
  3163. condenser microphone = microphone consisting of a capacitor with one plate fixed and the other forming the diaphragm moved by sound waves
  3164. condenser mike = microphone consisting of a capacitor with one plate fixed and the other forming the diaphragm moved by sound waves
  3165. conditioner = a substance used in washing (clothing or hair) to make things softer
  3166. condo = one of the dwelling units in a condominium
  3167. condom = contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  3168. condominium = housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned / one of the dwelling units in a condominium
  3169. conducting wire = a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
  3170. conductor = a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
  3171. conduit = a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
  3172. cone = any cone-shaped artifact
  3173. cone clutch = a friction clutch in which the frictional surfaces are cone-shaped
  3174. cone friction clutch = a friction clutch in which the frictional surfaces are cone-shaped
  3175. Conestoga = a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top
  3176. Conestoga wagon = a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top
  3177. confectionary = a confectioner's shop
  3178. confectionery = a confectioner's shop
  3179. Confederate flag = the first flag of the Confederate States of America
  3180. conference center = a center where conferences can be conducted
  3181. conference house = a center where conferences can be conducted
  3182. conference room = a room in which a conference can be held
  3183. conference table = the table that conferees sit around as they hold a meeting
  3184. confessional = a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
  3185. confetti = small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are thrown around on festive occasions
  3186. conformal projection = a map projection in which a small area is rendered in its true shape
  3187. conge = a concave molding
  3188. congee = a concave molding
  3189. congress boot = an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides
  3190. congress gaiter = an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides
  3191. congress shoe = an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides
  3192. conic projection = a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles
  3193. conical projection = a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles
  3194. conjunction = something that joins or connects
  3195. connecter = an instrumentality that connects
  3196. connecting rod = a rod that transmits motion
  3197. connecting room = a hotel room that shares a wall with an adjoining room and is connected by a private door
  3198. connection = an instrumentality that connects
  3199. connective = an instrumentality that connects
  3200. connector = an instrumentality that connects
  3201. connexion = an instrumentality that connects
  3202. conning tower = a raised bridge on a submarine
  3203. consciousness-altering drug = a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
  3204. conservatoire = a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts
  3205. conservatory = a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner / a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts
  3206. consignment = goods carried by a large vehicle
  3207. console = housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television / an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture) / a scientific instrument consisting of displays and an input device that an operator can use to monitor and control a system (especially a computer system) / a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
  3208. console table = a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
  3209. constituent = an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up
  3210. Constitution = a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy
  3211. constraint = a device that retards something's motion
  3212. construction = a thing constructed
  3213. consulate = diplomatic building that serves as the residence or workplace of a consul
  3214. consumer durables = consumer goods that are not destroyed by use
  3215. consumer goods = goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
  3216. contact = a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact / a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
  3217. contact arm = contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
  3218. contact lens = a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
  3219. contact microphone = a microphone designed to be used in contact with a source of sound
  3220. contact mike = a microphone designed to be used in contact with a source of sound
  3221. contact print = a print made by exposing a photosensitive surface to direct contact with a photographic negative
  3222. container = any object that can be used to hold things
  3223. container ship = a cargo ship designed to hold containerized cargoes
  3224. container vessel = a cargo ship designed to hold containerized cargoes
  3225. containership = a cargo ship designed to hold containerized cargoes
  3226. containment = a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
  3227. content = something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
  3228. continental quilt = a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
  3229. contour map = a map having contour lines through points of equal elevation
  3230. contour sheet = a sheet (usually with elastic edges) tailored to fit a particular mattress
  3231. contraband = goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
  3232. contrabass = largest and lowest member of the violin family
  3233. contrabassoon = the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family
  3234. contraceptive = an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  3235. contraceptive device = an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  3236. contraceptive diaphragm = a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic
  3237. contraceptive pill = a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
  3238. contrafagotto = the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family
  3239. contraption = a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
  3240. contrivance = a device or control that is very useful for a particular job / any improvised arrangement for temporary use
  3241. control = a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
  3242. control board = electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
  3243. control center = the operational center for a group of related activities
  3244. control circuit = a feedback circuit that subtracts from the input
  3245. control grid = an electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube
  3246. control key = the key on a computer keyboard that is used (in combination with some other key) to type control characters
  3247. control panel = electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
  3248. control rod = a steel or aluminum rod that can be moved up or down to control the rate of the nuclear reaction
  3249. control room = a room housing control equipment
  3250. control stick = a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
  3251. control surface = a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air
  3252. control system = a system for controlling the operation of another system
  3253. control tower = a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport
  3254. controlled substance = a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
  3255. controller = a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
  3256. convector = a space heater that transfers heat to the surrounding air by convection
  3257. convenience = a device or control that is very useful for a particular job / a toilet that is available to the public
  3258. convenience store = a store selling a limited variety of food and pharmaceutical items
  3259. convent = a religious residence especially for nuns
  3260. conventicle = a building for religious assembly
  3261. converging lens = lens such that a beam of light passing through it is brought to a point or focus
  3262. converter = a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
  3263. convertible = a car that has top that can be folded or removed / a sofa that can be converted into a bed
  3264. convertor = a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
  3265. convex lens = lens such that a beam of light passing through it is brought to a point or focus
  3266. conveyance = something that serves as a means of transportation
  3267. conveyer = a moving belt that transports objects
  3268. conveyer belt = a moving belt that transports objects
  3269. conveyor = a moving belt that transports objects
  3270. conveyor belt = a moving belt that transports objects
  3271. cooker = a utensil for cooking
  3272. cookfire = a fire for cooking
  3273. cookhouse = a detached or outdoor shelter for cooking / the area for food preparation on a ship
  3274. cookie cutter = a kitchen utensil used to cut a sheet of cookie dough into desired shapes before baking
  3275. cookie jar = a jar in which cookies are kept
  3276. cookie sheet = a cooking utensil consisting of a flat rectangular metal sheet used for baking cookies or biscuits
  3277. cooking pan = cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
  3278. cooking stove = a kitchen appliance used for cooking food
  3279. cooking utensil = a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily
  3280. cookstove = a stove for cooking
  3281. cookware = a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily
  3282. cooky jar = a jar in which cookies are kept
  3283. coolant system = a cooling system that uses a fluid to transfer heat from one place to another
  3284. cooler = a refrigerator for cooling liquids / a cell for violent prisoners
  3285. cooling = a mechanism for keeping something cool
  3286. cooling system = a mechanism for keeping something cool / equipment in a motor vehicle that cools the engine
  3287. cooling tower = a cooling system used in industry to cool hot water (by partial evaporation) before reusing it as a coolant
  3288. coonskin = a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back
  3289. coonskin cap = a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back
  3290. coop = an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept / a farm building for housing poultry
  3291. Cooper Union = university founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper to offer free courses in the arts and sciences
  3292. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art = university founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper to offer free courses in the arts and sciences
  3293. cope = a long cloak
  3294. copestone = a stone that forms the top of wall or building
  3295. copier = apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material
  3296. coping = brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  3297. coping saw = a handsaw with a taut thin blade
  3298. coping stone = a stone that forms the top of wall or building
  3299. copper mine = a mine where copper is dug from the ground
  3300. copperplate = an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved / a print made from an engraved copperplate
  3301. copperplate engraving = an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved
  3302. copperware = utensils made with copper
  3303. copy = a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
  3304. copyholder = mechanical device used in printing
  3305. coquille = a dish in the form of a scallop shell
  3306. cor anglais = a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch
  3307. coracle = a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame
  3308. corbel = a triangular bracket of brick or stone
  3309. corbel arch = an arch constructed of masonry courses that are corbelled until they meet
  3310. corbel step = a step on the top of a gable wall
  3311. corbie gable = a gable having corbie-steps or corbel steps
  3312. corbie-step = a step on the top of a gable wall
  3313. corbiestep = a step on the top of a gable wall
  3314. cord = a line made of twisted fibers or threads / a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs
  3315. cordage = the ropes in the rigging of a ship
  3316. cordite = explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
  3317. cordon = adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord
  3318. cords = cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth
  3319. corduroy = a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs
  3320. corduroys = cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth
  3321. core = a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil / the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place / (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data
  3322. core bit = a hollow drilling bit that is the cutting part of a core drill
  3323. core drill = a drill that removes a cylindrical core from the drill hole
  3324. core memory = a computer memory consisting of an array of magnetic cores
  3325. corer = a device for removing the core from apples
  3326. cork = a small float usually made of cork
  3327. cork jacket = life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design
  3328. corker = a machine that is used to put corks in bottles
  3329. corkscrew = a bottle opener that pulls corks
  3330. corn exchange = an exchange where grains are bought and sold
  3331. corncrib = a crib for storing and drying ears of corn
  3332. Cornell University = a university in Ithaca, New York
  3333. corner = the intersection of two streets / (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building
  3334. corner pocket = a pocket at the corner of a billiard table
  3335. corner post = a square post supporting a structural member at the corner of a building
  3336. cornerstone = a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls / a stone in the exterior of a large and important building
  3337. cornet = a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone
  3338. cornice = the topmost projecting part of an entablature / a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall / a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
  3339. corona = a long cigar with blunt ends
  3340. coronal = flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  3341. coronet = a small crown
  3342. corral = a pen for cattle
  3343. correctional institution = a penal institution maintained by the government
  3344. corrective = a device for treating injury or disease
  3345. corrida = a Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectacle
  3346. corridor = an enclosed passageway
  3347. corrugated fastener = a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side
  3348. corrugated iron = usually galvanized sheet iron or sheet steel shaped into straight parallel ridges and hollows
  3349. corsage = an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
  3350. corsair = a swift pirate ship
  3351. corselet = a piece of body armor for the trunk
  3352. corset = a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
  3353. corslet = a piece of body armor for the trunk
  3354. corvette = a highly maneuverable escort warship
  3355. cosh = a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle
  3356. cosmetic = a toiletry designed to beautify the body
  3357. cosmography = a representation of the earth or the heavens
  3358. cosmotron = a large proton synchrotron
  3359. costume = the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball / the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class / unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place / the prevalent fashion of dress
  3360. cosy = a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
  3361. cot = a small bed that folds up for storage or transport / baby bed with high sides made of slats / a sheath worn to protect a finger
  3362. cote = a small shelter for domestic animals
  3363. cottage = a small house with a single story
  3364. cottage tent = a tent providing shelter for a family
  3365. cottar = fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together
  3366. cotter = fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together
  3367. cotter pin = a cotter consisting of a split pin that is secured (after passing through a hole) by splitting the ends apart
  3368. cotton = fabric woven from cotton fibers / thread made of cotton fibers
  3369. cotton flannel = a stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side
  3370. cotton gin = a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
  3371. cotton mill = a textile mill for making cotton textiles
  3372. Cottrell precipitator = removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation
  3373. couch = a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment / a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer / an upholstered seat for more than one person
  3374. couchette = a compartment on a European passenger train
  3375. coude system = a reflecting telescope so constructed that the light is led to a plate holder or spectrograph
  3376. coude telescope = a reflecting telescope so constructed that the light is led to a plate holder or spectrograph
  3377. coulisse = a timber member grooved to take a sliding panel / a flat situated in the wings
  3378. coulter = a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil
  3379. council board = the table that conferees sit around as they hold a meeting
  3380. council chamber = a room where a committee meets
  3381. council table = the table that conferees sit around as they hold a meeting
  3382. counter = a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room
  3383. counter tube = a measuring instrument for counting individual ionizing events
  3384. counterbalance = a weight that balances another weight
  3385. counterbore = a bit for enlarging the upper part of a hole
  3386. counterfeit = a copy that is represented as the original
  3387. counterirritant = a medicine applied locally to produce superficial inflammation in order to reduce deeper inflammation
  3388. counterpane = decorative cover for a bed
  3389. counterpart = a duplicate copy
  3390. counterpoise = a weight that balances another weight
  3391. counterpoison = a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
  3392. countersink = a bit for enlarging the upper part of a hole / a hole (usually in wood) with the top part enlarged so that a screw or bolt will fit into it and lie below the surface
  3393. countersink bit = a bit for enlarging the upper part of a hole
  3394. countertop = the top side of a counter
  3395. counterweight = a weight that balances another weight
  3396. countinghouse = office used by the accountants of a business
  3397. country house = a house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the country
  3398. country store = a retail store serving a sparsely populated region
  3399. coupe = a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
  3400. coupler = a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
  3401. coupling = a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects / a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
  3402. course = facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport / (construction) a layer of masonry
  3403. court = an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings / a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played / a room in which a lawcourt sits / the residence of a sovereign or nobleman / a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws / a hotel for motorists
  3404. court card = one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face
  3405. court of justice = a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
  3406. court of law = a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
  3407. court plaster = a plaster composed of isinglass on silk
  3408. courthouse = a building that houses judicial courts / a government building that houses the offices of a county government
  3409. courtroom = a room in which a lawcourt sits
  3410. courtyard = an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
  3411. cover = the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book / bedding that keeps a person warm in bed / a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else / a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something / covering for a hole
  3412. cover glass = a small and very thin piece of glass used to cover the specimen on a microscope slide
  3413. cover plate = covering consisting of a plate used to cover over or close in a chamber or receptacle
  3414. cover slip = a small and very thin piece of glass used to cover the specimen on a microscope slide
  3415. cover song = a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
  3416. cover version = a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
  3417. coverall = a loose-fitting protective garment that is worn over other clothing
  3418. covered bridge = a bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides
  3419. covered couch = a litter with a cover for privacy
  3420. covered stadium = a stadium that has a roof
  3421. covered stand = a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof
  3422. covered wagon = a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top
  3423. covering = an artifact that covers something else
  3424. coverlet = a decorative bedspread
  3425. covert = a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
  3426. cow barn = a barn for cows
  3427. cow pen = a pen for cattle
  3428. cowbarn = a barn for cows
  3429. cowbell = a bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily located
  3430. cowboy boot = a boot with a high arch and fancy stitching
  3431. cowboy hat = a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown
  3432. cowcatcher = an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  3433. cowhide = a heavy flexible whip braided from leather made from the hide of a cow
  3434. cowhouse = a barn for cows
  3435. cowl = a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk) / protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
  3436. cowling = protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
  3437. cowshed = a barn for cows
  3438. Cox-2 inhibitor = an anti-inflammatory drug that fights pain and blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the activity of Cox-1
  3439. coxcomb = a cap worn by court jesters
  3440. cozy = a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
  3441. CPU = the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
  3442. CPU board = the main circuit board for a computer
  3443. crack = a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted
  3444. crack cocaine = a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted
  3445. cracker = a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends / firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
  3446. cracker bonbon = a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
  3447. crackerjack = something excellent of its kind
  3448. crackle = glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
  3449. crackle china = glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
  3450. crackleware = glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
  3451. cradle = a baby bed with sides and rockers / a trough that can be rocked back and forth
  3452. craft = a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
  3453. cramp = a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles
  3454. cramp iron = a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles
  3455. crampon = an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing / a hinged pair of curved iron bars
  3456. crampoon = an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing / a hinged pair of curved iron bars
  3457. crane = lifts and moves heavy objects
  3458. craniometer = an instrument for measuring skull sizes
  3459. crank = a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle / an amphetamine derivative used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride
  3460. crank handle = crank used to start an engine
  3461. crankcase = housing for a crankshaft
  3462. crankshaft = a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank
  3463. crape = a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
  3464. crapper = a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
  3465. crash barrier = a strong protective barrier that is erected around a racetrack or in the middle of a dual-lane highway in order to reduce the likelihood of severe accidents
  3466. crash helmet = a padded helmet worn by people riding bicycles or motorcycles
  3467. crate = a rugged box
  3468. cravat = neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front
  3469. crayon = writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing
  3470. crazy house = pejorative terms for an insane asylum
  3471. crazy quilt = a patchwork quilt without a design
  3472. cream = toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
  3473. cream pitcher = a small pitcher for serving cream
  3474. creamer = a small pitcher for serving cream
  3475. creamery = a workplace where dairy products (butter and cheese etc.) are produced or sold
  3476. crease = a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
  3477. creation = an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
  3478. creche = a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for / a representation of Christ's nativity in the stable at Bethlehem
  3479. credence = a kind of sideboard or buffet
  3480. credenza = a kind of sideboard or buffet
  3481. creel = a wicker basket used by anglers to hold fish
  3482. creep = a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot
  3483. creese = a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
  3484. cremation chamber = a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
  3485. crematorium = a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes / a mortuary where corpses are cremated
  3486. crematory = a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes / a mortuary where corpses are cremated
  3487. crenel = a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
  3488. crenelation = a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
  3489. crenellation = a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
  3490. crenelle = a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
  3491. crepe = a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
  3492. crepe de Chine = a very thin crepe of silk or silklike fabric
  3493. crepe marocain = a dress crepe
  3494. crest = in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet / the center of a cambered road
  3495. cretonne = an unglazed heavy fabric; brightly printed
  3496. crew neck = a plain straight neckline opening from shoulder to shoulder of sweaters
  3497. crew neckline = a plain straight neckline opening from shoulder to shoulder of sweaters
  3498. crewelwork = embroidery done with loosely twisted worsted yarn
  3499. crewet = bottle that holds wine or oil or vinegar for the table
  3500. crib = baby bed with high sides made of slats / a bin or granary for storing grains
  3501. cribbage board = a board with pegs and regularly spaced holes for holding the pegs
  3502. cricket ball = the ball used in playing cricket
  3503. cricket bat = the club used in playing cricket
  3504. cricket equipment = sports equipment used in playing cricket
  3505. crimper = a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
  3506. cringle = fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
  3507. crinoline = a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing / a full stiff petticoat made of crinoline fabric / a skirt stiffened with hoops
  3508. cristal = street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  3509. CRO = electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
  3510. crochet = needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
  3511. crochet hook = a needle with a hook on the end
  3512. crochet needle = a needle with a hook on the end
  3513. crochet stitch = any one of a number of stitches made by pulling a loop of yarn through another loop with a crochet needle
  3514. crocheting = needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
  3515. crock = an earthen jar
  3516. crockery = tableware (eating and serving dishes) collectively
  3517. crocket = an architectural ornament of curved foliage used at the edge of a spire or gable
  3518. croft = a small farm worked by a crofter
  3519. cromlech = a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone
  3520. cromorne = a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube
  3521. crook = a long staff with one end being hook shaped
  3522. Crookes radiometer = electromagnetic radiometer consisting of a small paddlewheel that rotates when placed in daylight
  3523. Crookes tube = the original gas-discharge cathode-ray tube
  3524. crop = the stock or handle of a whip / the output of something in a season
  3525. croquet ball = a wooden ball used in playing croquet
  3526. croquet equipment = sports equipment used in playing croquet
  3527. croquet mallet = a mallet used to strike the ball in croquet
  3528. Cross = a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified
  3529. cross bit = a rock drill having cruciform cutting edges
  3530. cross hair = either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration
  3531. cross of Calvary = a Latin cross set on three steps
  3532. cross of Lorraine = a cross with two crossbars, one above and one below the midpoint of the vertical, the lower longer than the upper
  3533. cross street = a street intersecting a main street (usually at right angles) and continuing on both sides of it
  3534. cross thwart = a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat
  3535. cross wire = either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration
  3536. cross-stitch = embroidery done with pairs of stitches that cross each other / two stitches forming a cross or X
  3537. crossbar = long thin horizontal crosspiece between two vertical posts / game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over / a horizontal bar that goes across something
  3538. crossbeam = a horizontal beam that extends across something
  3539. crossbench = any of the seats in the House of Commons used by members who do not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition
  3540. crossbow = a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow
  3541. crosscut = a route shorter than the usual one
  3542. crosscut handsaw = handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain
  3543. crosscut saw = handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain
  3544. crosse = a long racket with a triangular frame
  3545. crosshead = metal block that connects to a piston
  3546. crossing = a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other / a junction where one street or road crosses another
  3547. crossjack = the lowermost sail on a mizzenmast
  3548. crossover = a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
  3549. crosspiece = a transverse brace / a horizontal beam that extends across something
  3550. crossroad = a junction where one street or road crosses another
  3551. crosstie = one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
  3552. crosswalk = a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
  3553. crossway = a junction where one street or road crosses another
  3554. crotchet = a small tool or hooklike implement
  3555. croupier's rake = a small rake used by a croupier to move chips around on the table
  3556. crow step = a step on the top of a gable wall
  3557. crow's nest = platform for a lookout at or near the top of a mast
  3558. crowbar = a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
  3559. crown = the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head / an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty / a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory / the center of a cambered road / (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
  3560. crown jewel = a precious stone that is a valuable part of a sovereign's regalia
  3561. crown jewels = regalia (jewelry and other paraphernalia) worn by a sovereign on state occasions
  3562. crown lens = a lens made of optical crown glass
  3563. crown of thorns = a mock crown made of thorn branches that Roman soldiers placed on Jesus before the Crucifixion
  3564. crown saw = a saw having teeth around the edge of a hollow cylinder
  3565. crownwork = dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
  3566. CRT = a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen
  3567. CRT screen = the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube
  3568. crucible = a vessel made of material that does not melt easily
  3569. crucifix = representation of the cross on which Jesus died
  3570. cruet = bottle that holds wine or oil or vinegar for the table
  3571. cruet-stand = a stand for cruets containing various condiments
  3572. cruise control = control mechanism for keeping an automobile at a set speed
  3573. cruise liner = a passenger ship used commercially for pleasure cruises
  3574. cruise missile = an unmanned aircraft that is a self-contained bomb
  3575. cruise ship = a passenger ship used commercially for pleasure cruises
  3576. cruiser = a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board / a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer / a car in which policemen cruise the streets
  3577. crumhorn = a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube
  3578. crupper = a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail
  3579. cruse = small jar
  3580. crusher = a device that crushes something
  3581. crutch = a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground
  3582. cryocautery = an instrument for destroying tissue by freezing it
  3583. cryometer = a thermometer designed to measure low temperatures
  3584. cryoscope = a measuring instrument for measuring freezing and melting points
  3585. cryostat = a thermostat that operates at very low temperatures
  3586. crypt = a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber
  3587. cryptograph = a device for deciphering codes and ciphers
  3588. crystal = a protective cover that protects the face of a watch / glassware made of quartz / a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
  3589. crystal ball = a glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers
  3590. crystal counter = a counter tube in which an ionizing event increases conductivity
  3591. crystal detector = a detector consisting of a fine wire in contact with a galena crystal
  3592. crystal microphone = a microphone in which sound waves vibrate a piezoelectric crystal that generates a varying voltage
  3593. crystal mike = a microphone in which sound waves vibrate a piezoelectric crystal that generates a varying voltage
  3594. crystal oscillator = an oscillator that produces electrical oscillations at a frequency determined by the physical characteristics of a piezoelectric quartz crystal
  3595. crystal pickup = a cartridge in which an output voltage is produced by the vibration of a piezoelectric crystal
  3596. crystal rectifier = a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
  3597. crystal set = an early radio receiver using a crystal detector
  3598. Cuban heel = a broad heel of medium height on women's shoes
  3599. cubby = a small secluded room
  3600. cubbyhole = a small secluded room / a small compartment
  3601. cube = a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube
  3602. cubeb = a cigarette containing cubeb
  3603. cubeb cigarette = a cigarette containing cubeb
  3604. cubicle = small area set off by walls for special use / small individual study area in a library / small room in which a monk or nun lives
  3605. cubitiere = body armor that protects the elbow
  3606. cucking stool = an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water
  3607. cuckoo clock = clock that announces the hours with a sound like the call of the cuckoo
  3608. cuckoo's nest = pejorative terms for an insane asylum
  3609. cuddy = the galley or pantry of a small ship
  3610. cudgel = a club that is used as a weapon
  3611. cue = sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards
  3612. cue ball = the ball that the billiard player or pool player strikes with his cue
  3613. cue stick = sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards
  3614. cuff = the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg / shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist
  3615. cufflink = jewelry consisting of one of a pair of linked buttons used to fasten the cuffs of a shirt
  3616. cuirass = medieval body armor that covers the chest and back
  3617. cuisse = armor plate that protects the thigh
  3618. cul = a passage with access only at one end
  3619. cul de sac = a street with only one way in or out / a passage with access only at one end
  3620. culdoscope = a specialized endoscope for visually examining a woman's pelvic organs
  3621. cullender = bowl-shaped strainer
  3622. cullis = a gutter in a roof
  3623. culotte = a divided skirt
  3624. cultivator = a farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil
  3625. culverin = a medieval musket / a heavy cannon with a long barrel used in the 16th and 17th centuries
  3626. culvert = a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway
  3627. cummerbund = a broad pleated sash worn as formal dress with a tuxedo
  3628. cup = a small open container usually used for drinking
  3629. cup hook = hook (usually on the underside of a shelf) for hanging cups
  3630. cupboard = a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
  3631. cupel = a small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead
  3632. Cupid's bow = a curved bow with reversed curve ends
  3633. cupola = a roof in the form of a dome / a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting
  3634. curative = a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  3635. Curb = a stock exchange in New York / an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) / a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
  3636. curb bit = a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
  3637. curb market = a stock market for trading in securities not listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  3638. curb roof = a roof with two or more slopes on each side of the ridge
  3639. curbing = an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones
  3640. curbside = the side of a sidewalk that is bordered by a curb
  3641. curbstone = a paving stone forming part of a curb
  3642. cure = a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  3643. cure-all = hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
  3644. curet = a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity
  3645. curette = a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity
  3646. curio = something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
  3647. curiosity = something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
  3648. curler = a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
  3649. curling iron = a cylindrical metal home appliance that heats a lock of hair that has been curled around it
  3650. currycomb = a square comb with rows of small teeth
  3651. cursor = indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display
  3652. curtain = hanging cloth used as a blind
  3653. curtain ring = a circular ring for holding up a curtain
  3654. curtilage = the enclosed land around a house or other building
  3655. curve = curved segment
  3656. cushion = a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc. / the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle / a mechanical damper
  3657. cushioning = artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
  3658. cusp = point formed by two intersecting arcs
  3659. cuspidation = a decoration using cusps
  3660. cuspidor = a receptacle for spit
  3661. custard pie = a prop consisting of an open pie filled with real or artificial custard
  3662. custom-built = an item made to the customer's specifications
  3663. custom-made = an item made to the customer's specifications
  3664. customhouse = a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country
  3665. customshouse = a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country
  3666. cut = a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation / a canal made by erosion or excavation
  3667. cut glass = glass decorated by cutting or grinding facets
  3668. cutaway = a man's coat cut diagonally from the waist to the back of the knees / a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts
  3669. cutaway drawing = a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts
  3670. cutaway model = a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts
  3671. cutlas = a short heavy curved sword with one edge
  3672. cutlass = a short heavy curved sword with one edge
  3673. cutlery = tableware implements for cutting and eating food / a cutting implement
  3674. cutoff = a device that terminates the flow in a pipe / a route shorter than the usual one
  3675. cutoff saw = handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain
  3676. cutout = a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out / a photograph from which the background has been cut away / a switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event of an overload
  3677. cutter = a cutting implement
  3678. cutting board = a wooden board where meats or vegetables can be cut
  3679. cutting edge = the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife
  3680. cutting implement = a tool used for cutting or slicing
  3681. cutting room = a room where films or tapes are edited
  3682. cutting tool = a cutting implement
  3683. cutty stool = a low stool
  3684. cutwork = embroidery in which the design is outlined in a buttonhole stitch and the intervening material is cut away
  3685. cyberart = art that is produced with the help of computer hardware and software
  3686. cybercafe = a cafe whose customers sit at computer terminals and log on to the internet while they eat and drink
  3687. cyberspace = a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
  3688. cycle = a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  3689. cycle rickshaw = a tricycle
  3690. cyclone cellar = an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
  3691. cyclopean masonry = a primitive style of masonry characterized by use of massive stones of irregular shape and size
  3692. cyclopropane = a colorless flammable gas sometimes used as an inhalation anesthetic
  3693. cyclorama = a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
  3694. cycloserine = an antibiotic that is especially active against the tubercle bacillus
  3695. cyclostyle = a writing implement with a small toothed wheel that cuts small holes in a stencil
  3696. cyclotron = an accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles
  3697. cylinder = a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air / a chamber within which piston moves
  3698. cylinder block = a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
  3699. cylinder head = a detachable plate that covers the closed end of a cylinder chamber in a reciprocating engine or pump
  3700. cylinder lock = a lock in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins
  3701. cylinder press = a printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type
  3702. cylindrical lining = a cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction
  3703. cylix = a shallow drinking cup with two handles
  3704. cyma = a molding for a cornice
  3705. cyma recta = a cyma in which the upper section is concave and the lower section is convex
  3706. cyma reversa = a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below
  3707. cymatium = a molding for a cornice
  3708. cymbal = a percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk
  3709. cymograph = scientific instrument consisting of a rotating drum holding paper on which a stylus traces a continuous record
  3710. cytophotometer = a photometer that can be used to locate and identify chemical compounds in a cell by measuring the intensity of the light that passes through stained sections of the cytoplasm
  3711. cytotoxic drug = any drug that has a toxic effect on cells
  3712. dacha = Russian country house
  3713. Dachau = a concentration camp for Jews created by the Nazis near Munich in southern Germany
  3714. dado = a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it / the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase / panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall
  3715. dado plane = a plane for making a dado groove
  3716. dag = a flap along the edge of a garment
  3717. dagger = a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
  3718. daggerboard = a removable centerboard on a small sailboat that can be lowered into the water to serve as a keel
  3719. daguerreotype = a photograph made by an early photographic process
  3720. dairy = a farm where dairy products are produced
  3721. dairy farm = a farm where dairy products are produced
  3722. dais = a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
  3723. daishiki = a loose and brightly colored African shirt
  3724. daisy chain = flower chain consisting of a string of daisies linked by their stems
  3725. daisy cutter = a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments
  3726. daisy print wheel = a wheel around which is a set of print characters that make a typing impression on paper
  3727. daisy wheel = a wheel around which is a set of print characters that make a typing impression on paper
  3728. daisywheel printer = a printer that uses a daisy print wheel
  3729. dam = a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  3730. damascene = a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
  3731. damask = a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it / a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
  3732. damp course = a course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building
  3733. damp-proof course = a course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building
  3734. dampener = a device that dampens or moistens something
  3735. damper = a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations / a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
  3736. damper block = damper consisting of a small felted block that drops onto a piano string to stop its vibration
  3737. dance floor = a bare floor polished for dancing
  3738. dance hall = large room used mainly for dancing
  3739. dance palace = large room used mainly for dancing
  3740. dandle board = a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum
  3741. dandy = a sailing vessel with two masts
  3742. dapsone = antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
  3743. dark glasses = spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun
  3744. dark lantern = a lantern with a single opening and a sliding panel that can be closed to conceal the light
  3745. dark-field microscope = light microscope that uses scattered light to show particles too small to see with ordinary microscopes
  3746. darkroom = a room in which photographs are developed
  3747. darn = sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole
  3748. darning needle = a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread
  3749. dart = a tapered tuck made in dressmaking / a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
  3750. dart board = a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts
  3751. dart thrower = a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear
  3752. dartboard = a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts
  3753. Dartmouth = a college in New Hampshire
  3754. Dartmouth College = a college in New Hampshire
  3755. dash-pot = a mechanical damper
  3756. dashboard = instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls / protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
  3757. dashiki = a loose and brightly colored African shirt
  3758. dasymeter = densimeter consisting of a thin glass globe that is weighed in a gas to determine its density
  3759. DAT = a digital tape recording of sound
  3760. data converter = converter for changing information from one code to another
  3761. data input device = a device that can be used to insert data into a computer or other computational device
  3762. data link = an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
  3763. data multiplexer = a multiplexer that permits two or more data sources to share a common transmission medium
  3764. data processor = a machine for performing calculations automatically
  3765. data system = system consisting of the network of all communication channels used within an organization
  3766. data track = one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
  3767. daub = an unskillful painting
  3768. davenport = a large sofa usually convertible into a bed / a small decorative writing desk
  3769. Davis Cup = cup awarded for the annual international team tennis competition
  3770. davit = a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment
  3771. Davy lamp = an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases
  3772. day bed = convertible consisting of an upholstered couch that can be converted into a double bed
  3773. day camp = a camp providing care and activities for children during the daytime
  3774. day care center = a nursery for the supervision of preschool children while the parents work
  3775. day nursery = a nursery for the supervision of preschool children while the parents work
  3776. day school = a school building without boarding facilities
  3777. daybed = a long chair; for reclining / an armless couch
  3778. daybook = an accounting journal as a physical object
  3779. Dayton ax = an ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side
  3780. Dayton axe = an ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side
  3781. DDC = an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
  3782. DDI = an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
  3783. dead axle = an axle that carries a wheel but without power to drive it
  3784. dead end = a passage with access only at one end
  3785. dead load = a constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself
  3786. dead room = a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
  3787. dead-air space = an unventilated area where no air circulates
  3788. dead-end street = a street with only one way in or out
  3789. deadbolt = the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
  3790. deadeye = a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud
  3791. deadhead = a train or bus or taxi traveling empty
  3792. deadlight = a strong shutter over a ship's porthole that is closed in stormy weather
  3793. deaf-aid = an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing
  3794. deanery = the official residence of a dean
  3795. death bell = a bell rung to announce a death
  3796. death camp = a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed
  3797. death chair = an instrument of execution by electrocution
  3798. death chamber = instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced
  3799. death house = the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
  3800. death knell = a bell rung to announce a death
  3801. death mask = a cast taken from the face of a dead person
  3802. death row = the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
  3803. death seat = the car seat beside the driver of an automobile
  3804. deathbed = the bed on which a person dies
  3805. deathtrap = any structure that is very unsafe
  3806. decal = either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
  3807. decalcomania = either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
  3808. decanter = a bottle with a stopper
  3809. deck = any of various platforms built into a vessel / street name for a packet of illegal drugs / a porch that resembles the deck on a ship
  3810. deck chair = a folding chair for use outdoors
  3811. deck-house = a superstructure on the upper deck of a ship
  3812. decker = something constructed with multiple levels
  3813. deckle = a frame used to form paper pulp into sheets / rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper
  3814. deckle edge = rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper
  3815. declinometer = an instrument for measuring magnetic declination
  3816. decoagulant = medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
  3817. decoder = a machine that converts a coded text into ordinary language
  3818. decolletage = a low-cut neckline on a woman's dress
  3819. decongestant = a drug that decreases pulmonary congestion
  3820. decor = decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior
  3821. decoration = something used to beautify
  3822. decoupage = art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer
  3823. decoy = something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
  3824. dedicated file server = a file server that can be used only as a file server
  3825. deedbox = a strongly made box for holding money or valuables
  3826. deep freezer = electric refrigerator in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time
  3827. deep-freeze = electric refrigerator in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time
  3828. deer trail = a trail worn by the passage of deer
  3829. deerstalker = a tight-fitting hat with visors front and back
  3830. defence = a structure used to defend against attack
  3831. defence system = the weaponry available for the defense of a region
  3832. defense = a structure used to defend against attack
  3833. defense laboratory = a laboratory devoted to research and development for national defense
  3834. defense system = the weaponry available for the defense of a region
  3835. defensive structure = a structure used to defend against attack
  3836. defibrillator = an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation
  3837. defilade = the arrangement of defensive fortifications to protect against enemy fire
  3838. deflector = a device intended to turn aside the flow of something
  3839. defroster = heater that removes ice or frost
  3840. dehumidifier = an applicance to extract moisture from the air and make the environment more comfortable
  3841. deicer = heater that removes ice or frost
  3842. Delaware Memorial Bridge = a suspension bridge across the Delaware River
  3843. delay line = a circuit designed to introduce a calculated delay into the transmission of a signal
  3844. delayed action = a mechanism that automatically delays the release of a camera shutter for a fixed period of time so that the photographer can appear in the picture
  3845. delf = an excavation
  3846. delft = a style of glazed earthenware
  3847. deli = a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
  3848. delicatessen = a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
  3849. delineation = a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
  3850. deliverable = something that can be provided as the product of development
  3851. delivery truck = a van suitable for delivering goods or services to customers
  3852. delivery van = a van suitable for delivering goods or services to customers
  3853. Delphic oracle = the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice
  3854. delta wing = an airplane with wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle
  3855. demijohn = large bottle with a short narrow neck
  3856. demister = heater that removes mist from the windshield of a car
  3857. demitasse = small coffee cup
  3858. demodulator = rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
  3859. demulcent = a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin
  3860. den = a room that is comfortable and secluded
  3861. denim = a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric / (used in the plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
  3862. densimeter = a measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity
  3863. densitometer = a measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity / a measuring instrument for determining optical or photographic density
  3864. dental appliance = a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
  3865. dental floss = a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
  3866. dental implant = an implant that replaces a natural tooth
  3867. dental plate = a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
  3868. dentifrice = a substance for cleaning the teeth
  3869. dentist's drill = a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth
  3870. denture = a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
  3871. deodorant = a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors
  3872. deodourant = a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors
  3873. deoxyephedrine = an amphetamine derivative used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride
  3874. department store = a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise
  3875. departure gate = gate where passengers embark
  3876. departure lounge = lounge where passengers can await departure
  3877. depicted object = something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
  3878. depiction = a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
  3879. depilator = a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hair
  3880. depilatory = a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hair
  3881. deposit = a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
  3882. deposit box = a fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuables
  3883. depositary = a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
  3884. depository = a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
  3885. depository library = a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
  3886. depot = a depository for goods / station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
  3887. depressant = a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
  3888. depressor = a device used by physician to press a part down or aside
  3889. depth bomb = a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water
  3890. depth charge = a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water
  3891. depth finder = navigational instrument used to measure the depth of a body of water
  3892. depth gage = a gauge for measuring the depth of grooves or holes or other concavities
  3893. depth gauge = a gauge for measuring the depth of grooves or holes or other concavities
  3894. derby = a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
  3895. derby hat = a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
  3896. derelict = a ship abandoned on the high seas
  3897. dermatome = a surgical instrument used to cut very thin slices of skin
  3898. derrick = a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom / a framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered
  3899. derringer = a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
  3900. DES = synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen
  3901. desert boot = a boot reaching halfway up to the knee
  3902. design = a decorative or artistic work / a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
  3903. designer drug = a psychoactive drug deliberately synthesized to avoid anti-drug laws; mimics the effects of a banned drug
  3904. desipramine = a tricyclic antidepressant drug that activates the psychomotor system
  3905. desk = a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
  3906. desk phone = a telephone set that sits on a desk or table
  3907. desktop = the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
  3908. desktop computer = a personal computer small enough to fit conveniently in an individual workspace
  3909. dessert plate = a small plate on which dessert can be served
  3910. dessert spoon = a spoon larger than a teaspoon and smaller than a tablespoon
  3911. destroyer = a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
  3912. destroyer escort = warship smaller than a destroyer
  3913. detached house = a house that stands alone
  3914. detector = any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner / electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity / rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
  3915. detent = a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
  3916. detention camp = an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily
  3917. detention cell = a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
  3918. detention centre = a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
  3919. detention home = an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily
  3920. detention house = an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily
  3921. detergent = a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension
  3922. detonating device = a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive
  3923. detonating fuse = a fuse containing an explosive
  3924. detonator = a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive
  3925. detour = a roundabout road
  3926. detox = the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified
  3927. deuce = one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
  3928. developer = photographic equipment consisting of a chemical solution for developing film
  3929. device = an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose / an emblematic design (especially in heraldry) / any ornamental pattern or design
  3930. Dewar = vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experiments
  3931. Dewar flask = vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experiments
  3932. dhoti = a long loincloth worn by Hindu men
  3933. dhow = a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs
  3934. diacetylmorphine = a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative
  3935. diadem = an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
  3936. diaglyph = glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem
  3937. diagram = a drawing intended to explain how something works
  3938. dial = the face of a timepiece
  3939. dial phone = a telephone with a dial for registering the number to be called
  3940. dial telephone = a telephone with a dial for registering the number to be called
  3941. dialog box = a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user
  3942. dialysis machine = a medical instrument for separating substances in solution by unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
  3943. dialyzer = a medical instrument for separating substances in solution by unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
  3944. diamante = fabric covered with glittering ornaments such as sequins or rhinestones / adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
  3945. diamond = the baseball playing field / the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate / a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it
  3946. diamond point = a very hard small point made from a diamond
  3947. diapason = either of the two main stops on a pipe organ
  3948. diapason stop = either of the two main stops on a pipe organ
  3949. diaper = garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist
  3950. diaphone = a foghorn that makes a signal consisting of two tones
  3951. diaphoretic = used to produce perspiration
  3952. diaphragm = a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens / electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves / a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic
  3953. diary = a personal journal
  3954. diathermy machine = a medical instrument for local heating of bodily tissues for medical purposes
  3955. dibber = a wooden hand tool with a pointed end
  3956. dibble = a wooden hand tool with a pointed end
  3957. dibucaine = a local anesthetic that is administered by injection
  3958. dice = a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces
  3959. dice box = a small container (open at one end) in which dice are shaken by hand and from which they are thrown
  3960. dice cup = a small container (open at one end) in which dice are shaken by hand and from which they are thrown
  3961. dicer = a mechanical device used for dicing food
  3962. dickey = a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt / a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
  3963. dickey-seat = a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
  3964. dickie = a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt / a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
  3965. dickie-seat = a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
  3966. dicky = a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt / a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
  3967. dicky-seat = a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
  3968. dicoumarol = an anticoagulant drug that has now been largely replaced by warfarin
  3969. Dictaphone = a tape recorder that records and reproduces dictation
  3970. dicumarol = an anticoagulant drug that has now been largely replaced by warfarin
  3971. didanosine = an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
  3972. dideoxycytosine = an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
  3973. dideoxyinosine = an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
  3974. die = a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces
  3975. diesel = an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
  3976. diesel engine = an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
  3977. diesel locomotive = a locomotive driven by a diesel engine
  3978. diesel motor = an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
  3979. diesel-electric = a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
  3980. diesel-electric locomotive = a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
  3981. diesel-hydraulic = a locomotive driven by a hydraulic transmission system powered by a diesel engine
  3982. diesel-hydraulic locomotive = a locomotive driven by a hydraulic transmission system powered by a diesel engine
  3983. diestock = a device that holds the dies that cut external threads on metal cylinders
  3984. diethyl ether = a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
  3985. diethylbarbituric acid = a barbiturate used as a hypnotic
  3986. diethylmalonylurea = a barbiturate used as a hypnotic
  3987. diethylstilbesterol = synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen
  3988. differential = a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds
  3989. differential analyzer = an analog computer designed to solve differential equations
  3990. differential gear = a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds
  3991. diffraction grating = optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it
  3992. diffuser = optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly / baffle that distributes sound waves evenly
  3993. diffusing screen = a transparent filter that reduces the light (or some wavelengths of the light) passing through it
  3994. diffusion pump = vacuum pump used to obtain a high vacuum
  3995. diffusor = optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly / baffle that distributes sound waves evenly
  3996. digester = autoclave consisting of a vessel in which plant or animal materials are digested
  3997. digger = a machine for excavating
  3998. diggings = temporary living quarters / an excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology
  3999. digital audiotape = a digital tape recording of sound
  4000. digital camera = a camera that encodes an image digitally and store it for later reproduction
  4001. digital clock = a clock that displays the time of day digitally
  4002. digital computer = a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
  4003. digital display = a display that gives the information in the form of characters
  4004. digital plethysmograph = plethysmograph applied to a digit of the hand or foot to measure skin blood flow
  4005. digital scanner = an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer
  4006. digital subscriber line = a generic name for digital lines that are provided by telephone companies to their local subscribers and that carry data at high speeds
  4007. digital voltmeter = an electronic voltmeter that gives readings in digits
  4008. digital watch = a watch with a digital display
  4009. digital-analog converter = device for converting digital signals into analogue signals
  4010. digital-to-analog converter = device for converting digital signals into analogue signals
  4011. digitiser = device for converting analogue signals into digital signals
  4012. digitizer = device for converting analogue signals into digital signals
  4013. digitoxin = digitalis preparation used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
  4014. digs = temporary living quarters / an excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology
  4015. dihydrostreptomycin = antibiotic consisting of a hydrogenated form of streptomycin
  4016. dike = a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  4017. dilater = a surgical instrument that is used to dilate or distend an opening or an organ
  4018. dilator = a surgical instrument that is used to dilate or distend an opening or an organ / a drug that causes dilation
  4019. dildo = a vibrating device that substitutes for an erect penis to provide vaginal stimulation
  4020. dime = street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars
  4021. dime bag = street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars
  4022. diminished arch = an arch whose height is less than half its width
  4023. dimity = a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern
  4024. dimmer = a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination
  4025. diner = a restaurant that resembles a dining car / a passenger car where food is served in transit
  4026. dinette = a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining
  4027. dinghy = a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
  4028. dining area = an area arranged for dining
  4029. dining car = a passenger car where food is served in transit
  4030. dining compartment = a passenger car where food is served in transit
  4031. dining room = a room used for dining
  4032. dining table = a table at which meals are served
  4033. dining-hall = a large room at a college or university
  4034. dining-room = a room used for dining
  4035. dining-room furniture = furniture intended for use in a dining room
  4036. dining-room table = dining-room furniture consisting of a table on which meals can be served
  4037. dinkey = a small locomotive
  4038. dinky = a small locomotive
  4039. dinner bell = a bell rung to announce that dinner has been served
  4040. dinner bucket = a pail in which a workman carries his lunch or dinner
  4041. dinner dress = a gown for evening wear
  4042. dinner gown = a gown for evening wear
  4043. dinner jacket = semiformal evening dress for men
  4044. dinner napkin = a large napkin used when dinner is served
  4045. dinner pail = a pail in which a workman carries his lunch or dinner
  4046. dinner plate = a plate from which a diner eats during the main course of a meal
  4047. dinner service = a table service for serving dinner
  4048. dinner set = a table service for serving dinner
  4049. dinner table = the dining table where dinner is served and eaten
  4050. dinner theater = a theater at which dinner is included in the price of admission
  4051. dinner theatre = a theater at which dinner is included in the price of admission
  4052. dinnerware = the tableware (plates and platters and serving bowls etc.) used in serving a meal
  4053. diode = a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction / a thermionic tube having two electrodes
  4054. diorama = a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
  4055. dip = a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
  4056. dip circle = a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip
  4057. DIP switch = one of a set of small on-off switches mounted in computer hardware
  4058. diphenylbutyl piperidine = a group of antipsychotic drugs used mainly in the treatment of schizophrenia
  4059. diplomatic building = government building in which diplomats live or work
  4060. diplomatic pouch = a mail pouch that is sealed shut and that is used to carry communications between a legation and its home office
  4061. dipole = an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center
  4062. dipole antenna = an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center
  4063. dipper = a ladle that has a cup with a long handle
  4064. dipstick = a graduated rod dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level
  4065. diptych = a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels
  4066. direction finder = radio
  4067. directional antenna = an antenna that transmits or receives signals only in a narrow angle
  4068. directional microphone = a microphone that is designed to receive sound from a particular direction
  4069. directional mike = a microphone that is designed to receive sound from a particular direction
  4070. dirigible = a steerable self-propelled aircraft
  4071. dirk = a relatively long dagger with a straight blade
  4072. dirndl = a dress with a tight bodice and full skirt / a full skirt with a gathered waistband
  4073. dirt bike = a lightweight motorcycle equipped with rugged tires and suspension
  4074. dirt track = a racetrack that is not paved
  4075. dirty bomb = an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
  4076. disc = a flat circular plate / (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored / sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove
  4077. disc brake = hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads
  4078. disc drive = computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
  4079. disc harrow = a harrow with a series of disks set on edge at an angle
  4080. discharge lamp = a lamp that generates light by a discharge between two electrodes in a gas
  4081. discharge pipe = a pipe through which fluids can be discharged
  4082. disco = a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
  4083. disco biscuit = street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  4084. discotheque = a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
  4085. discount house = a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
  4086. discount store = a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
  4087. discounter = a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
  4088. discus = a disk used in throwing competitions
  4089. disguise = any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
  4090. dish = a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food / directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
  4091. dish aerial = directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
  4092. dish antenna = directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
  4093. dish rack = a rack for holding dishes as dishwater drains off of them
  4094. dish towel = a towel for drying dishes
  4095. dish washer = a machine for washing dishes
  4096. dishcloth = a cloth for washing dishes
  4097. dishpan = large pan for washing dishes
  4098. dishrag = a cloth for washing dishes
  4099. dishtowel = a towel for drying dishes
  4100. dishware = tableware (eating and serving dishes) collectively
  4101. dishwasher = a machine for washing dishes
  4102. dishwasher detergent = a low-sudsing detergent designed for use in dishwashers
  4103. dishwashing detergent = a low-sudsing detergent designed for use in dishwashers
  4104. dishwashing liquid = a low-sudsing detergent designed for use in dishwashers
  4105. dishwashing machine = a machine for washing dishes
  4106. disinfectant = an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
  4107. disk = a flat circular plate / (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored / sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove
  4108. disk access = memory access to the computer disk on which information is stored
  4109. disk brake = hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads
  4110. disk cache = a cache that stores copies of frequently used disk sectors in random access memory (RAM) so they can be read without accessing the slower disk
  4111. disk clutch = a friction clutch in which the frictional surfaces are disks
  4112. disk controller = a circuit or chip that translates commands into a form that can control a hard disk drive
  4113. disk drive = computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
  4114. disk harrow = a harrow with a series of disks set on edge at an angle
  4115. diskette = a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit
  4116. dispatch box = case consisting of an oblong container (usually having a lock) for carrying dispatches or other valuables
  4117. dispatch case = case consisting of an oblong container (usually having a lock) for carrying dispatches or other valuables
  4118. dispensary = clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed
  4119. dispenser = a container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts
  4120. display = a visual representation of something / an electronic device that represents information in visual form
  4121. display adapter = an electronic device that converts information in memory to video output to a display
  4122. display adaptor = an electronic device that converts information in memory to video output to a display
  4123. display board = a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
  4124. display case = a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
  4125. display panel = a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
  4126. display window = a window of a store facing onto the street
  4127. disposable = an item that can be disposed of after it has been used
  4128. disposal = a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage
  4129. disposal plant = a plant for disposing of sewage
  4130. disrupting explosive = a high explosive that is used to damage the target that is under attack
  4131. distaff = the staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning
  4132. distemper = a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder / paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
  4133. distillery = a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
  4134. distributer = electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
  4135. distributor = electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
  4136. distributor cam = the cam inside the distributor that rotates to contact spark plug terminals in the correct order
  4137. distributor cap = the cap of the distributor that holds in place the wires from the distributor to the spark plugs
  4138. distributor housing = the housing that supports the distributor cam
  4139. distributor point = a contact in the distributor
  4140. ditch = a long narrow excavation in the earth
  4141. ditch spade = a spade with a long handle for digging narrow ditches
  4142. ditty bag = kit used by sailors and soldiers
  4143. diuretic = any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water
  4144. diuretic drug = any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water
  4145. divan = a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall) / a Muslim council chamber or law court
  4146. divan bed = an armless couch
  4147. dive = a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
  4148. dive bomber = a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the target
  4149. dive brake = a small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft
  4150. diverging lens = a lens such that a parallel beam of light passing through it is caused to diverge or spread out
  4151. divided highway = a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions
  4152. divider = a drafting instrument resembling a compass that is used for dividing lines into equal segments or for transferring measurements / a vertical structure that divides or separates
  4153. diving bell = diving apparatus for underwater work
  4154. diving board = a springboard from which swimmers can dive
  4155. diving dress = a weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air
  4156. diving suit = a weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air
  4157. divining rod = forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil
  4158. divinyl ether = a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
  4159. diwan = a Muslim council chamber or law court
  4160. dixie = a large metal pot (12 gallon camp kettle) for cooking
  4161. Dixie cup = a disposable cup made of paper
  4162. DNA chip = a microchip that holds DNA probes that form half of the DNA double helix and can recognize DNA from samples being tested
  4163. dock = landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out / an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial / a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded / a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles
  4164. dockage = landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired
  4165. docking facility = landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired
  4166. document = anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks
  4167. Dodgem = a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged
  4168. doeskin = a fine smooth soft woolen fabric
  4169. dog = metal supports for logs in a fireplace / a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
  4170. dog collar = necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck / a stiff white collar with no opening in the front
  4171. dog hook = a stout lever with a sharp spike
  4172. dog house = outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
  4173. dog pound = a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs
  4174. dog sled = a sled pulled by dogs
  4175. dog sleigh = a sled pulled by dogs
  4176. dog wrench = a wrench with a handle shaped like a crank
  4177. dog's-tooth check = textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
  4178. dog-iron = metal supports for logs in a fireplace
  4179. dogcart = a cart drawn by a dog
  4180. doggie bag = a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant
  4181. doggy bag = a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant
  4182. doghouse = outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
  4183. dogleg = a golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway
  4184. dogs-tooth check = textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
  4185. dogsled = a sled pulled by dogs
  4186. dogstooth check = textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
  4187. dogtooth = a carved pyramidal ornament
  4188. doily = a small round piece of linen placed under a dish or bowl
  4189. doll = a small replica of a person
  4190. doll's house = a small model of a house used as a toy by children / a house so small that it is likened to a child's plaything
  4191. dollhouse = a small model of a house used as a toy by children / a house so small that it is likened to a child's plaything
  4192. dolly = a small replica of a person
  4193. dolman = a woman's cloak with dolman sleeves / a hussar's jacket worn over the shoulders
  4194. dolman jacket = a hussar's jacket worn over the shoulders
  4195. dolman sleeve = a sleeve with a large armhole and tight cuff
  4196. dolmen = a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone
  4197. dolophine hydrochloride = synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming
  4198. dolphin striker = spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat
  4199. dome = a hemispherical roof / a stadium that has a roof
  4200. domed stadium = a stadium that has a roof
  4201. domicile = housing that someone is living in
  4202. domiciliation = temporary living quarters
  4203. domino = a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes
  4204. dongle = an electronic device that must be attached to a computer in order for it to use protected software
  4205. donjon = the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
  4206. donkey boiler = an extra boiler
  4207. donkey cart = a cart with an underslung axle and two seats
  4208. donkey engine = a small engine (as one used on board ships to operate a windlass) / a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard
  4209. donkey jacket = a short thick jacket
  4210. donkey pump = a supplementary pump available if needed
  4211. doodad = something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
  4212. doodle = an aimless drawing
  4213. doodlebug = a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb / a small motor vehicle
  4214. doohickey = something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
  4215. doojigger = something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
  4216. door = a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle / a room that is entered via a door / a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road) / the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building
  4217. door latch = spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
  4218. doorbell = a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
  4219. doorcase = the frame that supports a door
  4220. doorframe = the frame that supports a door
  4221. doorhandle = a knob used to release the catch when opening a door
  4222. doorjamb = a jamb for a door
  4223. doorknob = a knob used to release the catch when opening a door
  4224. doorknocker = a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
  4225. doorlock = a lock on an exterior door
  4226. doormat = a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
  4227. doornail = a nail with a large head
  4228. doorplate = a nameplate fastened to a door
  4229. doorpost = a jamb for a door
  4230. doorsill = the sill of a door
  4231. doorstep = the sill of a door
  4232. doorstop = a stop that keeps open doors from moving
  4233. doorstopper = a stop that keeps open doors from moving
  4234. doorway = the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building
  4235. dooryard = a yard outside the front or rear door of a house
  4236. dope = street names for marijuana
  4237. Doppler radar = radar that uses the Doppler shift to measure velocity
  4238. dorm = a college or university building containing living quarters for students
  4239. dorm room = a large sleeping room containing several beds
  4240. dormer = a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window
  4241. dormer window = a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window / the window in a gabled extension built to accommodate a window
  4242. dormitory = a college or university building containing living quarters for students / a large sleeping room containing several beds
  4243. dormitory room = a large sleeping room containing several beds
  4244. dory = a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
  4245. dosage = a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
  4246. dose = street name for lysergic acid diethylamide / a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
  4247. dosemeter = a measuring instrument for measuring doses of ionizing radiation
  4248. dosimeter = a measuring instrument for measuring doses of ionizing radiation
  4249. dossal = an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel
  4250. dossel = an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel
  4251. dosshouse = a cheap lodging house
  4252. dot = street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
  4253. dot matrix printer = a printer that represents each character as a pattern of dots from a dot matrix
  4254. dot printer = a printer that represents each character as a pattern of dots from a dot matrix
  4255. double bass = largest and lowest member of the violin family
  4256. double bassoon = the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family
  4257. double bed = a bed wide enough to accommodate two sleepers
  4258. double boiler = two saucepans, one fitting inside the other
  4259. double clinch = a clinch with two loops
  4260. double crochet = a kind of crochet stitch
  4261. double door = two vertical doors that meet in the middle of the door frame when closed
  4262. double glazing = a window with two panes of glass and a space between them
  4263. double knit = a knit fabric similar to jersey that is made with two sets of needles producing a double thickness joined by interlocking stitches
  4264. double reed = a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds / a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
  4265. double saucepan = two saucepans, one fitting inside the other
  4266. double stitch = a kind of crochet stitch
  4267. double-bitted ax = an ax that has cutting edges on both sides of the head
  4268. double-bitted axe = an ax that has cutting edges on both sides of the head
  4269. double-breasted jacket = a jacket having fronts that overlap enough for two separate rows of buttons
  4270. double-breasted suit = a suit with a double-breasted jacket
  4271. double-decker = a vehicle carrying many passengers
  4272. double-hung window = a window having two sashes that slide up and down
  4273. double-magnum = a large wine bottle
  4274. double-prop = a propeller plane with an engine that drives two propellers in opposite directions
  4275. double-propeller plane = a propeller plane with an engine that drives two propellers in opposite directions
  4276. double-reed instrument = a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
  4277. doubler = an electronic device that doubles the voltage or the frequency of an input signal
  4278. doublet = a man's close-fitting jacket
  4279. doubletree = a crossbar on a wagon or carriage to which two whiffletrees are attached in order to harness two horses abreast
  4280. douche = a small syringe with detachable nozzles
  4281. douche bag = a small syringe with detachable nozzles
  4282. dovecote = a birdhouse for pigeons
  4283. Dover's powder = a medicinal powder made essentially of ipecac and opium
  4284. dovetail = a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
  4285. dovetail joint = a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
  4286. dovetail plane = a woodworking plane designed to make the grooves for dovetail joints
  4287. dowel = a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
  4288. dowel pin = a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
  4289. downcast = a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
  4290. downer = a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
  4291. downstage = the front half of the stage
  4292. dowser = forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil
  4293. dowsing rod = forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil
  4294. doxorubicin = an antibiotic used as an anticancer drug
  4295. doyley = a small round piece of linen placed under a dish or bowl
  4296. doyly = a small round piece of linen placed under a dish or bowl
  4297. dozer = large powerful tractor
  4298. DPT vaccine = abbreviation for combination vaccine against diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus toxoids
  4299. draft = a dose of liquid medicine / a preliminary sketch of a design or picture / a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
  4300. drafting board = a smooth board on which paper is placed for making drawings
  4301. drafting instrument = an instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings
  4302. drafting table = a worktable with adjustable top
  4303. drag = clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex
  4304. dragee = pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy
  4305. dragger = a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish
  4306. dragnet = a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
  4307. Dragunov = a sniper rifle with a telescopic sight
  4308. drain = a pipe through which liquid is carried away / tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
  4309. drain basket = a filter in a sink drain
  4310. drainage ditch = a ditch for carrying off excess water or sewage
  4311. drainage system = a system of watercourses or drains for carrying off excess water
  4312. drainboard = a board beside a kitchen sink and inclined to drain into the sink
  4313. draining board = a board beside a kitchen sink and inclined to drain into the sink
  4314. drainpipe = a pipe through which liquid is carried away
  4315. drainplug = a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin
  4316. drape = hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window) / a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination
  4317. drapery = hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window) / cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
  4318. draught = a dose of liquid medicine
  4319. draw = a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack / anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
  4320. drawbar = a strong metal bar bearing a hook to attach something to be pulled
  4321. drawbridge = a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
  4322. drawer = a boxlike container in a piece of furniture
  4323. drawers = underpants worn by women / underpants worn by men
  4324. drawing = a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
  4325. drawing board = a smooth board on which paper is placed for making drawings
  4326. drawing card = a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
  4327. drawing chalk = colored chalks used by artists
  4328. drawing pin = a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board
  4329. drawing room = a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained / a private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet
  4330. drawing string = a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
  4331. drawing table = a worktable with adjustable top
  4332. drawing-room car = a passenger car for day travel
  4333. drawknife = a woodworker's knife to shave surfaces
  4334. drawnwork = ornamental needlework done by drawing threads to form lacelike patterns
  4335. drawshave = a woodworker's knife to shave surfaces
  4336. drawstring = a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening
  4337. drawstring bag = a bag that is closed at the top with a drawstring
  4338. dray = a low heavy horse cart without sides
  4339. dreadnaught = battleship that has big guns all of the same caliber
  4340. dreadnought = battleship that has big guns all of the same caliber
  4341. dreck = merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
  4342. dredge = a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
  4343. dredger = a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging
  4344. dredging bucket = a bucket for lifting material from a channel or riverbed
  4345. dress = clothing in general / clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion / a one-piece garment for a woman
  4346. dress blues = a dress uniform for formal occasions
  4347. dress circle = a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house
  4348. dress hanger = a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on
  4349. dress hat = a man's hat with a tall crown
  4350. dress rack = a rack used primarily to display dresses for sale in a store
  4351. dress shirt = a man's white shirt (with a starch front) for evening wear
  4352. dress shop = a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry
  4353. dress suit = formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
  4354. dress uniform = a military uniform worn on formal occasions
  4355. dress whites = a dress uniform for formal occasions
  4356. dresser = furniture with drawers for keeping clothes / a cabinet with shelves / low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
  4357. dressing = a cloth covering for a wound or sore
  4358. dressing case = a small piece of luggage for carrying brushes and bottles and toilet articles while traveling
  4359. dressing gown = a robe worn before dressing or while lounging
  4360. dressing room = a room in which you can change clothes
  4361. dressing sack = a woman's loose jacket
  4362. dressing sacque = a woman's loose jacket
  4363. dressing station = a station located near a combat area for giving first aid to the wounded
  4364. dressing table = low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
  4365. drier = an appliance that removes moisture
  4366. drift = a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
  4367. drift net = a large fishnet supported by floats
  4368. drill = a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials
  4369. drill bit = a bit used in drilling for oil
  4370. drill hole = a hole or passage made by a drill
  4371. drill press = a machine tool with a separate, upright stand
  4372. drill rig = rig used in drilling for oil or gas
  4373. drill site = workplace that is the site of a drill hole
  4374. drilling bit = a bit used in drilling for oil
  4375. drilling pipe = a series of tubes (joined by screwed collars) that connect a drilling platform to the drilling bit
  4376. drilling platform = drilling rig consisting of an offshore platform (floating or fixed to the sea bed) from which many oil wells can be bored radially
  4377. drilling rig = rig used in drilling for oil or gas
  4378. drinking fountain = a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
  4379. drinking glass = a container made of glass for holding liquids while drinking
  4380. drinking straw = a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
  4381. drinking vessel = a vessel intended for drinking
  4382. drip = a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater
  4383. drip loop = a downward hanging loop in a line that runs to a building
  4384. drip mat = a small mat placed under a glass to protect a surface from condensation
  4385. drip mold = a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater
  4386. drip mould = a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater
  4387. drip pan = pan under a refrigerator for collecting liquid waste / pan for catching drippings under roasting meat
  4388. drip pot = a coffeepot for making drip coffee
  4389. dripping pan = pan for catching drippings under roasting meat
  4390. dripstone = a protective drip that is made of stone
  4391. drive = a wide scenic road planted with trees / a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine / (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium / a road leading up to a private house
  4392. drive line = mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
  4393. drive line system = mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
  4394. drive-in = any installation designed to accommodate patrons in their automobiles
  4395. driven well = a well made by driving a tube into the earth to a stratum that bears water
  4396. driver = a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
  4397. driveshaft = a rotating shaft that transmits power from the engine to the point of application
  4398. driveway = a road leading up to a private house
  4399. driving axle = the axle of a self-propelled vehicle that provides the driving power
  4400. driving belt = a belt that carries motion from a motor to the machinery
  4401. driving iron = the long iron with the most nearly vertical face
  4402. driving range = a practice range for practicing golf shots
  4403. driving wheel = a wheel that drives a motor vehicle
  4404. drogue = a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly / restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel
  4405. drogue chute = a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
  4406. drogue parachute = a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly / a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack
  4407. drome = an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
  4408. dronabinol = psychoactive substance present in marijuana
  4409. drone = a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone / an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
  4410. drone pipe = a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
  4411. drop = a central depository where things can be left or picked up / a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies
  4412. drop arch = a blunt pointed arch drawn from two centers within the span
  4413. drop cloth = a large piece of cloth laid over the floor or furniture while a room is being painted / a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies
  4414. drop curtain = a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies
  4415. drop earring = an earring with a pendant ornament
  4416. drop forge = device for making large forgings
  4417. drop hammer = device for making large forgings
  4418. drop keel = a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward
  4419. drop press = device for making large forgings
  4420. drop-leaf = a hinged leaf on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracket
  4421. drop-leaf table = a table that has a drop-leaf to enlarge its surface
  4422. dropper = pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time
  4423. droshky = an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels
  4424. drosky = an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels
  4425. drove = a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone
  4426. drove chisel = a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone
  4427. drug = a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  4428. drug cocktail = a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors
  4429. drug of abuse = a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons
  4430. drugget = a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling
  4431. drugstore = a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
  4432. drum = a hollow cast iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes / a musical percussion instrument
  4433. drum brake = hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe
  4434. drum printer = a line printer in which the type is mounted on a rotating drum that contains a full character set for each printing position
  4435. drum sander = a power tool used for sanding wood
  4436. drumhead = a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
  4437. drumstick = a stick used for playing a drum
  4438. dry battery = a voltaic battery consisting of two or more dry cells
  4439. dry cell = a small Leclanche cell containing no free liquid; the electrolyte is a paste and the negative zinc pole forms the container of the cell
  4440. dry cleaners = shop where dry cleaning is done
  4441. dry dock = a large dock from which water can be pumped out
  4442. dry fly = a fly (fisherman's lure) that skims the surface of the water
  4443. dry kiln = a kiln for drying and seasoning lumber
  4444. dry masonry = masonry without mortar
  4445. dry mop = a dry swab for dusting floors
  4446. dry mustard = a substance such that one to three tablespoons dissolved in a glass of warm water is a homemade emetic
  4447. dry point = a steel needle for engraving without acid on a bare copper plate / a print produced by dry point engraving
  4448. dry wall = a stone wall made with stones fitted together without mortar / a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions
  4449. dry-bulb thermometer = an ordinary thermometer with a dry bulb
  4450. dry-stone wall = a stone wall made with stones fitted together without mortar
  4451. drydock = a large dock from which water can be pumped out
  4452. dryer = an appliance that removes moisture
  4453. drygoods = textiles or clothing and related merchandise
  4454. drywall = a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions
  4455. DSL = a generic name for digital lines that are provided by telephone companies to their local subscribers and that carry data at high speeds
  4456. dual carriageway = a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions
  4457. dual inline package switch = one of a set of small on-off switches mounted in computer hardware
  4458. dual scan display = a type of passive matrix display in which the top and bottom half of the screen are refreshed simultaneously
  4459. dubbing = a new soundtrack that is added to a film
  4460. duck = a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave
  4461. duck shot = small lead shot for shotgun shells
  4462. duckboard = a boardwalk laid across muddy ground
  4463. ducking stool = an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water
  4464. duckpin = a bowling pin that is short and squat by comparison with a tenpin
  4465. duct = an enclosed conduit for a fluid
  4466. duct tape = a wide silvery adhesive tape intended to seal joints in sheet metal duct work but having many other uses
  4467. dudeen = a clay pipe with a short stem
  4468. duds = informal terms for clothing
  4469. duffel = a coarse heavy woolen fabric / a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth
  4470. duffel bag = a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth
  4471. duffel coat = a warm coat made of duffel
  4472. duffle = a coarse heavy woolen fabric / a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth
  4473. duffle bag = a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth
  4474. duffle coat = a warm coat made of duffel
  4475. dugout = a fortification of earth
  4476. dugout canoe = a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
  4477. Duke University = a university in Durham, North Carolina
  4478. dulciana = the organ stop having a tone of soft sweet string quality
  4479. dulcimer = a trapezoidal zither whose metal strings are struck with light hammers / a stringed instrument used in American folk music
  4480. dumb bomb = a bomb that falls because of gravity and is not guided to a target
  4481. dumbbell = an exercising weight
  4482. dumbwaiter = a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
  4483. dumdum = a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
  4484. dumdum bullet = a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
  4485. dummy = a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet / a figure representing the human form
  4486. dump = a place where supplies can be stored
  4487. dump truck = truck whose contents can be emptied without handling
  4488. dumpcart = a cart that can be tilted to empty contents without handling
  4489. dumper = truck whose contents can be emptied without handling
  4490. Dumpy level = a surveyor's level having a short telescope fixed to a horizontally rotating table and a spirit level
  4491. dunce cap = a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils
  4492. dunce's cap = a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils
  4493. dune buggy = a recreational vehicle with large tires used on beaches or sand dunes
  4494. dungaree = a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
  4495. dungeon = a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined / the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
  4496. duomo = the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
  4497. duplex = an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase / a house with two units sharing a common wall
  4498. duplex apartment = an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase
  4499. duplex house = a house with two units sharing a common wall
  4500. duplicate = a copy that corresponds to an original exactly / something additional of the same kind
  4501. duplication = a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
  4502. duplicator = apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material
  4503. durable goods = consumer goods that are not destroyed by use
  4504. durable press = a fabric that has been chemically processed to resist wrinkles and hold its shape
  4505. durables = consumer goods that are not destroyed by use
  4506. durbar = the room in the palace of a native prince of India in which audiences and receptions occur
  4507. dust bag = a bag into which dirt is sucked by a vacuum cleaner
  4508. dust coat = a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
  4509. dust cover = a removable plastic protective covering for a piece of equipment / a large piece of cloth used to cover furniture that is not in use for a long period
  4510. dust mop = a dry swab for dusting floors
  4511. dust sheet = a large piece of cloth used to cover furniture that is not in use for a long period
  4512. dustbin = a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected
  4513. dustcart = a truck for collecting domestic refuse
  4514. dustcloth = a piece of cloth used for dusting
  4515. duster = a piece of cloth used for dusting / a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
  4516. dusting powder = a fine powder for spreading on the body
  4517. dustmop = a dry swab for dusting floors
  4518. dustpan = a short-handled receptacle into which dust can be swept
  4519. dustrag = a piece of cloth used for dusting
  4520. Dutch door = an exterior door divided in two horizontally
  4521. Dutch hoe = a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
  4522. Dutch oven = an oven consisting of a metal box for cooking in front of a fire / iron or earthenware cooking pot
  4523. duvet = a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
  4524. DVD = a digital recording (as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television set
  4525. dwelling = housing that someone is living in
  4526. dwelling house = housing that someone is living in
  4527. dye-works = a workshop where dyeing is done
  4528. dyke = a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  4529. dynamite = an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
  4530. dynamo = generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature
  4531. dynamometer = measuring instrument designed to measure power
  4532. E-bomb = a bomb that explodes in midair and releases a massive burst of electromagnetic energy sufficient to disable computers and telecommunications without killing people or damaging buildings
  4533. Eames chair = a chair designed by Charles Eames; originally made of molded plywood
  4534. ear hole = a hole (as in a helmet) for sound to reach the ears
  4535. ear trumpet = a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person
  4536. eardrop = an earring with a pendant ornament
  4537. earflap = one of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm
  4538. earlap = one of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm
  4539. early warning radar = a radar that is part of an early warning system
  4540. early warning system = a network of radar installations designed to detect enemy missiles or aircraft while there is still time to intercept them
  4541. earmuff = either of a pair of ear coverings (usually connected by a headband) that are worn to keep the ears warm in cold weather
  4542. earphone = electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds
  4543. earpiece = electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds
  4544. earplug = a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise / an earphone that is inserted into the ear canal
  4545. earring = jewelry to ornament the ear
  4546. earth = a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth
  4547. earth-closet = a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
  4548. earthenware = ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
  4549. earthenware jar = an earthen jar
  4550. earthwork = an earthen rampart
  4551. easel = an upright tripod for displaying something
  4552. easy chair = a comfortable upholstered armchair
  4553. easy lay = street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
  4554. eatery = a building where people go to eat
  4555. eating house = a building where people go to eat
  4556. eating place = a building where people go to eat
  4557. eating utensil = tableware implements for cutting and eating food
  4558. eau de cologne = a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
  4559. eau de toilette = a perfumed liquid lighter than cologne
  4560. eaves = the overhang at the lower edge of a roof
  4561. ecce homo = a representation (a picture or sculpture) of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns
  4562. ecclesiastical attire = attire that is appropriate to wear in a church
  4563. ecclesiastical robe = attire that is appropriate to wear in a church
  4564. echelon = a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset
  4565. echinus = ovolo molding between the shaft and the abacus of a Doric column
  4566. echo chamber = an enclosed space for producing reverberation of a sound
  4567. echo sounder = a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return
  4568. echocardiograph = a sonograph that creates an image of the heart and its abnormalities
  4569. echoencephalograph = a sonograph that creates an image of the brain and its abnormalities
  4570. echogram = an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography
  4571. economy class = a class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations
  4572. ecstasy = street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  4573. edge = a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object / the outside limit of an object or area or surface
  4574. edge tool = any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge
  4575. edger = garden tool for cutting grass around the edges of a yard
  4576. edging = border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something
  4577. edifice = a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
  4578. Edronax = an antidepressant drug that blocks the reuptake of norepinephrine
  4579. EDS = a rapid automatic system to detect plastic explosives in passengers' luggage using X-ray technology and computers
  4580. efficiency apartment = a furnished apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom
  4581. effigy = a representation of a person
  4582. egg cup = dishware consisting of a small cup for serving a boiled egg
  4583. egg timer = a sandglass that runs for three minutes
  4584. egg-and-anchor = a decorative molding
  4585. egg-and-dart = a decorative molding
  4586. egg-and-tongue = a decorative molding
  4587. eggbeater = a mixer for beating eggs or whipping cream / an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
  4588. eggcup = dishware consisting of a small cup for serving a boiled egg
  4589. eggwhisk = a mixer for beating eggs or whipping cream
  4590. egis = armor plate that protects the chest
  4591. eiderdown = a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
  4592. Eiffel Tower = a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889
  4593. eight = one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face
  4594. eight ball = a black pool ball bearing the number 8
  4595. eight-spot = one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face
  4596. eightpenny nail = a nail 2.5 inches long
  4597. ejection seat = a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency
  4598. ejector = a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing
  4599. ejector seat = a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency
  4600. el = a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  4601. elastic = a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material / a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
  4602. elastic band = a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
  4603. elastic bandage = a bandage containing stretchable material that can apply local pressure
  4604. elastic device = any flexible device that will return to its original shape when stretched
  4605. elbow = the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint / a sharp bend in a road or river / a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
  4606. elbow pad = protective garment consisting of a pad worn over the elbow by football and hockey players
  4607. electric = a car that is powered by electricity
  4608. electric automobile = a car that is powered by electricity
  4609. electric battery = a device that produces electricity
  4610. electric bell = a bell activated by the magnetic effect of an electric current
  4611. electric blanket = a blanket containing and electric heating element that can be controlled to the desired temperature by a rheostat
  4612. electric car = a car that is powered by electricity
  4613. electric cell = a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
  4614. electric chair = an instrument of execution by electrocution
  4615. electric circuit = an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
  4616. electric clock = a clock using a small electric motor
  4617. electric cord = a light insulated conductor for household use
  4618. electric drill = a rotating power drill powered by an electric motor
  4619. electric eye = a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
  4620. electric fan = a fan run by an electric motor
  4621. electric fire = a small electric space heater
  4622. electric frying pan = a frying pan heated by electricity
  4623. electric furnace = any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current
  4624. electric guitar = a guitar whose sound is amplified by electrical means
  4625. electric hammer = a hammer driven by electric motor
  4626. electric heater = a small electric space heater
  4627. electric lamp = a lamp powered by electricity
  4628. electric light = electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
  4629. electric locomotive = a locomotive that is powered by an electric motor
  4630. electric main = a main that distributes electricity
  4631. electric meter = a meter for measuring the amount of electric power used
  4632. electric mixer = a food mixer powered by an electric motor
  4633. electric motor = a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
  4634. electric organ = an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
  4635. electric outlet = receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
  4636. electric pig = a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage
  4637. electric range = a kitchen range in which the heat for cooking is provided by electric power
  4638. electric razor = a razor powered by an electric motor
  4639. electric receptacle = receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
  4640. electric refrigerator = a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor
  4641. electric sander = a power tool used for sanding wood
  4642. electric shaver = a razor powered by an electric motor
  4643. electric socket = a socket into which a lightbulb can be inserted
  4644. electric switch = control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
  4645. electric thermometer = a thermometer that uses thermoelectric current to measure temperature
  4646. electric toothbrush = a toothbrush with an electric motor in the handle that vibrates the head of the brush
  4647. electric typewriter = a typewriter powered by an electric motor
  4648. electric-arc furnace = an electric furnace in which an electric arc provides the source of heat for making steel
  4649. electric-discharge lamp = an electric lamp in which the light comes from an electric discharge between two electrodes in a glass tube
  4650. electric-light bulb = electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
  4651. electrical cable = a cable that provides an electrical connection for telephone or television or power stations
  4652. electrical circuit = an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
  4653. electrical condenser = an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
  4654. electrical contact = contact that allows current to pass from one conductor to another
  4655. electrical converter = converter that converts alternating current into direct current or vice versa
  4656. electrical device = a device that produces or is powered by electricity
  4657. electrical distributor = electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
  4658. electrical fuse = an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
  4659. electrical outlet = receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
  4660. electrical plant = utility that provides electricity
  4661. electrical relay = electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit
  4662. electrical shunt = a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
  4663. electrical switch = control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
  4664. electrical system = equipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio / utility that provides electricity
  4665. electro-acoustic transducer = a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
  4666. electrocardiograph = medical instrument that records electric currents associated with contractions of the heart
  4667. electrode = a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
  4668. electrodynamometer = measuring instrument that uses the interaction of the magnetic fields of two coils to measure current or voltage or power
  4669. electroencephalograph = medical instrument that records electric currents generated by the brain
  4670. electrograph = electrical device used for etching by electrolytic means / an apparatus for the electrical transmission of pictures
  4671. electrolytic = a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
  4672. electrolytic capacitor = a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
  4673. electrolytic cell = a cell containing an electrolyte in which an applied voltage causes a reaction to occur that would not occur otherwise
  4674. electrolytic condenser = a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
  4675. electromagnet = a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core
  4676. electromagnetic delay line = a delay line based on the time of propagation of electromagnetic waves
  4677. electromechanical device = a mechanical device that is operated by electricity
  4678. electrometer = meter to measure electrostatic voltage differences
  4679. electromyograph = a medical instrument that records the electrical waves associated with the activity of skeletal muscles
  4680. electron accelerator = collider that consists of an accelerator that collides electrons and positrons
  4681. electron gun = the electrode that is the source of electrons in a cathode-ray tube or electron microscope
  4682. electron lens = electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons
  4683. electron microscope = a microscope that is similar in purpose to a light microscope but achieves much greater resolving power by using a parallel beam of electrons to illuminate the object instead of a beam of light
  4684. electron multiplier = a vacuum tube that amplifies a flow of electrons
  4685. electron tube = electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
  4686. electronic balance = a balance that generates a current proportional to the displacement of the pan
  4687. electronic bulletin board = a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest
  4688. electronic computer = a machine for performing calculations automatically
  4689. electronic converter = converter for converting a signal from one frequency to another
  4690. electronic device = a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
  4691. electronic equipment = equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons
  4692. electronic fetal monitor = an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth
  4693. electronic foetal monitor = an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth
  4694. electronic image = an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
  4695. electronic instrument = a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
  4696. electronic musical instrument = a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
  4697. electronic network = a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
  4698. electronic organ = an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
  4699. electronic scanner = a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition
  4700. electronic stylus = a pointer that when pointed at a computer display senses whether or not the spot is illuminated
  4701. electronic transistor = a semiconductor device capable of amplification
  4702. electronic voltmeter = a voltmeter whose sensitivity is increased by amplification
  4703. electrophorus = a simple electrostatic generator that generates repeated charges of static electricity
  4704. electroplate = any artifact that has been plated with a thin coat of metal by electrolysis
  4705. electroscope = measuring instrument that detects electric charge
  4706. electrostatic generator = electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
  4707. electrostatic machine = electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
  4708. electrostatic precipitator = removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation
  4709. electrostatic printer = a printer that uses an electric charge to deposit toner on paper
  4710. element = an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up
  4711. elevated = a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  4712. elevated railroad = a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  4713. elevated railway = a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  4714. elevation = drawing of an exterior of a structure
  4715. elevator = lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building / the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
  4716. elevator car = where passengers ride up and down
  4717. elevator shaft = a vertical shaft in a building to permit the passage of an elevator from floor to floor
  4718. ell = an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building
  4719. elongation = an addition to the length of something
  4720. Elvis = street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
  4721. embankment = a long artificial mound of stone or earth
  4722. embassy = a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work
  4723. embellishment = a superfluous ornament
  4724. emblem = special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
  4725. embossment = sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
  4726. embouchure = the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly
  4727. embrasure = an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
  4728. embrocation = a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
  4729. embroidery = decorative needlework
  4730. embroidery frame = a frame made of two hoops
  4731. embroidery hoop = a frame made of two hoops
  4732. embroidery needle = a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread
  4733. embroidery stitch = a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
  4734. emergency = a brake operated by hand
  4735. emergency brake = a brake operated by hand
  4736. emergency exit = a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergency
  4737. emergency room = a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment
  4738. emery wheel = a wheel composed of abrasive material
  4739. emesis basin = a basin used by bedridden patients for vomiting
  4740. emetic = a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
  4741. emitter = the electrode in a transistor where electrons originate
  4742. emollient = toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
  4743. empennage = the rear part of an aircraft
  4744. Empire State Building = a skyscraper built in New York City in 1931
  4745. emplacement = military installation consisting of a prepared position for siting a weapon
  4746. emporium = a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise
  4747. empty = a container that has been emptied
  4748. empty tomb = a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
  4749. emulsion = a light-sensitive coating on paper or film
  4750. enamel = any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze / a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish
  4751. enamelware = cooking utensil of enameled iron
  4752. encampment = temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
  4753. encaustic = a paint consisting of pigment mixed with melted beeswax
  4754. encephalogram = an X ray of the brain made by replacing spinal fluid with a gas (usually oxygen) to improve contrast
  4755. enclosure = a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
  4756. encrustation = a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
  4757. encumbrance = any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  4758. end = a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
  4759. end product = final product
  4760. endoscope = a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
  4761. endotracheal tube = a catheter that is inserted into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to maintain an open air passage or to deliver oxygen or to permit the suctioning of mucus or to prevent aspiration of the stomach contents
  4762. energiser = a device that supplies electrical energy
  4763. energizer = a device that supplies electrical energy
  4764. engagement ring = a ring given and worn as a sign of betrothal
  4765. engine = motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work / an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc. / a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
  4766. engine block = a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
  4767. engine cooling system = equipment in a motor vehicle that cools the engine
  4768. engine room = a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
  4769. engineering = a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
  4770. enginery = machinery consisting of engines collectively
  4771. English cavalry saddle = a saddle having a steel cantle and pommel and no horn
  4772. English concertina = a concertina developed in England
  4773. English horn = a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch
  4774. English saddle = a saddle having a steel cantle and pommel and no horn
  4775. engraving = a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved / a print made from an engraving
  4776. enlargement = a photographic print that has been enlarged
  4777. enlarger = photographic equipment consisting of an optical projector used to enlarge a photograph
  4778. ensemble = a coordinated outfit
  4779. ensign = colors flown by a ship to show its nationality
  4780. entablature = the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
  4781. entanglement = an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
  4782. enteric-coated aspirin = aspirin that is treated to pass through the stomach unaltered and to dissolve in the intestines
  4783. entertainment center = a wall unit containing sound and television systems
  4784. entrance = something that provides access
  4785. entrance hall = a large entrance or reception room or area
  4786. entranceway = something that provides access
  4787. entrant = a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise
  4788. entree = something that provides access
  4789. entrenching tool = a hand shovel carried by infantrymen for digging trenches
  4790. entrenchment = an entrenched fortification
  4791. entrepot = a depository for goods
  4792. entresol = intermediate floor just above the ground floor
  4793. entry = something that provides access
  4794. entryway = something that provides access
  4795. envelope = any wrapper or covering / a flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc. / the bag containing the gas in a balloon
  4796. eolith = a crude stone artifact
  4797. epaulet = adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder
  4798. epaulette = adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder
  4799. epauliere = armor plate that protects the shoulder
  4800. epee = a fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade
  4801. epergne = a large table centerpiece with branching holders for fruit or sweets or flowers
  4802. epicyclic gear = an outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic train
  4803. epicyclic gear train = a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis
  4804. epicyclic train = a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis
  4805. epidiascope = an optical projector that gives images of both transparent and opaque objects
  4806. epilating wax = a mixture of resins and waxes to remove cosmetically undesirable hair
  4807. epilator = a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hair
  4808. episode = film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
  4809. epitrochoidal engine = a rotary engine that is a four-stroke internal-combustion engine without reciprocating parts
  4810. EPROM = a read-only memory chip that can be erased by ultraviolet light and programmed again with new data
  4811. Epsom salts = hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative
  4812. equal-area map projection = a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe
  4813. equal-area projection = a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe
  4814. equaliser = a weight that balances another weight / electronic equipment that reduces frequency distortion
  4815. equalizer = a weight that balances another weight / electronic equipment that reduces frequency distortion
  4816. equatorial = a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it
  4817. equipage = a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses / equipment and supplies of a military force
  4818. equipment = an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
  4819. ER = a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment
  4820. erasable programmable read-only memory = a read-only memory chip that can be erased by ultraviolet light and programmed again with new data
  4821. eraser = an implement used to erase something
  4822. erecting prism = a right-angled optical prism used to turn an inverted image upright
  4823. erection = a structure that has been erected
  4824. ergometer = measuring instrument designed to measure power
  4825. Erlenmeyer flask = a conical flask with a wide base and narrow neck
  4826. escalator = a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
  4827. escape = a valve in a container in which pressure can build up
  4828. escape cock = a valve in a container in which pressure can build up
  4829. escape hatch = hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
  4830. escape valve = a valve in a container in which pressure can build up
  4831. escape wheel = gear that engages a rocking lever
  4832. escapement = mechanical device that regulates movement
  4833. escarp = a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
  4834. escarpment = a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
  4835. escritoire = a desk used for writing
  4836. escutcheon = a shield
  4837. esophagoscope = an optical instrument for examining the inside of the esophagus
  4838. espadrille = a sandal with a sole made of rope or rubber and a cloth upper part
  4839. espalier = a trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained to grow flat
  4840. esplanade = a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore
  4841. espresso maker = a coffee maker that forces live steam under pressure through dark roasted coffee grounds
  4842. espresso shop = a cafe where espresso is served
  4843. essence = a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
  4844. establishment = a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
  4845. estaminet = a small (and usually shabby) cafe selling wine and beer and coffee
  4846. estate car = a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
  4847. estradiol patch = a transdermal patch that allows estradiol to be absorbed into the blood stream
  4848. estrogen antagonist = an antagonist for estrogen that is used in the treatment of breast cancer
  4849. etagere = a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying small ornaments
  4850. etamin = a soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh
  4851. etamine = a soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh
  4852. etcetera = additional unspecified odds and ends
  4853. etching = an etched plate made with the use of acid / an impression made from an etched plate
  4854. ETD = a system for screening luggage in airports
  4855. ether = a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
  4856. ethernet = a type of network technology for local area networks
  4857. ethernet cable = any of several types of coaxial cable used in ethernets
  4858. ethical drug = a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
  4859. ethoxyethane = a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
  4860. ethyl aminobenzoate = a white crystalline ester used as a local anesthetic
  4861. ethyl chloride = a colorless flammable gas used as a local surface anesthetic
  4862. ethyl ether = a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
  4863. ethylene tetrachloride = anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes
  4864. etna = a gas burner used in laboratories
  4865. Eton collar = broad white collar worn over the lapels of a jacket
  4866. Eton jacket = a jacket hanging to the waist and cut square at the bottom
  4867. etui = small ornamental ladies' bag for small articles
  4868. eudiometer = measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube for measuring volume changes in chemical reactions between gases
  4869. euphonium = a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba family
  4870. euphoriant = a psychoactive drug that tends to produce elation and euphoria
  4871. evaporative cooler = a cooling system that cools by evaporation
  4872. evaporometer = an instrument that measures rate of evaporation of water
  4873. evening bag = a handbag used with evening wear
  4874. evening clothes = attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
  4875. evening dress = attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
  4876. evening gown = a gown for evening wear
  4877. evening shirt = a man's white shirt (with a starch front) for evening wear
  4878. eveningwear = attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
  4879. ewer = an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
  4880. Excalibur = the legendary sword of King Arthur
  4881. excavation = a hole in the ground made by excavating
  4882. excavator = a machine for excavating
  4883. exchange = a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication / a workplace for buying and selling
  4884. excitant = a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
  4885. exercise bike = an exercise device resembling a stationary bike
  4886. exercise device = a device designed to provide exercise for the user
  4887. exerciser = sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises
  4888. exercising weight = sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting
  4889. exercycle = an exercise device resembling a stationary bike
  4890. exhaust = system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
  4891. exhaust fan = a fan that moves air out of an enclosure
  4892. exhaust hood = metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
  4893. exhaust manifold = a manifold that receives exhaust gases from the cylinders and conducts them to the exhaust pipe
  4894. exhaust pipe = a pipe through which burned gases travel from the exhaust manifold to the muffler
  4895. exhaust system = system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
  4896. exhaust valve = a valve through which burned gases from a cylinder escape into the exhaust manifold
  4897. exhibition area = a large hall for holding exhibitions
  4898. exhibition hall = a large hall for holding exhibitions
  4899. exit = an opening that permits escape or release
  4900. Exocet = a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships
  4901. expansion bit = a bit with a cutting blade that can be adjusted to different sizes
  4902. expansion bolt = a bolt that has an attachment that expands as the bolt is driven into a surface
  4903. expansion slot = a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board
  4904. expansive bit = a bit with a cutting blade that can be adjusted to different sizes
  4905. expectorant = a medicine promoting expectoration
  4906. expectorator = a medicine promoting expectoration
  4907. explosive = a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
  4908. explosive charge = a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
  4909. explosive compound = a compound that is explosive
  4910. explosive detection system = a rapid automatic system to detect plastic explosives in passengers' luggage using X-ray technology and computers
  4911. explosive device = device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
  4912. explosive mixture = a mixture that is explosive
  4913. explosive trace detection = a system for screening luggage in airports
  4914. export = commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
  4915. exportation = commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
  4916. exposure = a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format
  4917. exposure meter = photographic equipment that measures the intensity of light
  4918. express = public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
  4919. express luxury liner = a liner equipped for sumptuous living
  4920. expressway = a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
  4921. extension = an addition that extends a main building / an addition to the length of something / an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
  4922. extension cord = an electric cord used to extend the length of a power cord
  4923. extension ladder = a ladder whose length can be extended
  4924. extension phone = an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
  4925. exterior door = a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
  4926. external drive = a drive with its own power supply and fan mounted outside the computer system enclosure and connected to the computer by a cable
  4927. external storage = a data storage device that is not the main memory of a computer
  4928. external-combustion engine = a heat engine in which ignition occurs outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) in which heat is converted to mechanical energy
  4929. extinguisher = a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
  4930. extra = something additional of the same kind
  4931. extractor = a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector / an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension / an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
  4932. eye = a small hole or loop
  4933. eye cup = a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye
  4934. eye dropper = pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time
  4935. eye mask = a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes
  4936. eye-lotion = lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes
  4937. eyebath = a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye
  4938. eyebrow pencil = makeup provided by a cosmetic pencil that is used to darken the eyebrows
  4939. eyecup = a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye
  4940. eyeglass = lens for correcting defective vision in one eye
  4941. eyeglasses = optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
  4942. eyehole = a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar / a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep
  4943. eyelet = fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines / a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar
  4944. eyeliner = makeup applied to emphasize the shape of the eyes
  4945. eyepatch = a protective cloth covering for an injured eye
  4946. eyepiece = combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
  4947. eyeshade = a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
  4948. eyeshadow = makeup consisting of a cosmetic substance used to darken the eyes
  4949. eyewash = lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes
  4950. fabric = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  4951. facade = the face or front of a building
  4952. face = a vertical surface of a building or cliff / the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object) / the striking or working surface of an implement
  4953. face card = one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face
  4954. face cloth = bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body
  4955. face cream = a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin
  4956. face guard = face mask consisting of a strong wire mesh on the front of football helmets
  4957. face mask = mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey
  4958. face pack = a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
  4959. face powder = cosmetic powder for the face
  4960. face soap = soap used as a toiletry
  4961. face towel = a small towel used to dry the hands or face
  4962. face veil = a piece of more-or-less transparent material that covers the face
  4963. faceplate = a protective covering for the front of a machine or device
  4964. facility = a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
  4965. facing = a protective covering that protects the outside of a building / a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening / an ornamental coating to a building
  4966. facsimile = duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio / an exact copy or reproduction
  4967. facsimile machine = duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
  4968. factory = a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
  4969. factory ship = a whaling ship equipped to process whale products at sea
  4970. factory whistle = a whistle at a factory that is sounded to announce times for starting or stopping work
  4971. FAE = a device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen
  4972. fag = finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper
  4973. fag end = the frayed end of a length of cloth or rope
  4974. faggot = a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
  4975. faggot stitch = the stitch that ties a group of parallel threads together in fagoting
  4976. faggoting = embroidery in which groups of parallel threads are tied together with fagot stitches
  4977. fagot = a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
  4978. fagot stitch = the stitch that ties a group of parallel threads together in fagoting
  4979. fagoting = embroidery in which groups of parallel threads are tied together with fagot stitches
  4980. Fahrenheit thermometer = a thermometer calibrated in degrees Fahrenheit
  4981. faience = glazed earthenware decorated with opaque colors
  4982. fail-safe = a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction
  4983. faille = a ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton
  4984. fairlead = a pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship's rigging to avoid chafing
  4985. fairy light = a small colored light used for decoration
  4986. fake = something that is a counterfeit
  4987. fake book = a fake in the form of an imitation book
  4988. falchion = a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
  4989. falderol = ornamental objects of no great value
  4990. fall-board = the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
  4991. fallal = cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
  4992. fallboard = the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
  4993. fallout shelter = a shelter to protect occupants from the fallout from an atomic bomb
  4994. false bottom = a horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box
  4995. false face = a mask worn as part of a masquerade costume
  4996. false hair = a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
  4997. false teeth = a removable denture
  4998. falsie = padding that is worn inside a brassiere
  4999. family circle = rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
  5000. family room = a recreation room in a private house
  5001. fan = a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  5002. fan belt = a belt driven by the crankshaft that drives a fan that pulls air through the radiator
  5003. fan blade = blade of a rotating fan
  5004. fan tracery = the carved tracery on fan vaulting
  5005. fan vaulting = an elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge like fans
  5006. fan-jet = a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust / an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
  5007. fancy dress = a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
  5008. fancy goods = goods that are chiefly ornamental
  5009. fancywork = decorative needlework
  5010. fanion = a small flag used by surveyors or soldiers to mark a position
  5011. fanjet = a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust / an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
  5012. fanjet engine = a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
  5013. fanlight = a semicircular window over a door or window
  5014. fanny pack = a waist pack worn with the pouch in back
  5015. fantail = an overhang consisting of the fan-shaped part of the deck extending aft of the sternpost of a ship
  5016. farm = workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
  5017. farm building = a building on a farm
  5018. farm machine = a machine used in farming
  5019. farm-place = a farm together with its buildings
  5020. farmer's market = an open-air marketplace for farm products
  5021. farmhouse = house for a farmer and family
  5022. farmplace = a farm together with its buildings
  5023. farmstead = a farm together with its buildings
  5024. farmyard = an area adjacent to farm buildings
  5025. farthingale = a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally
  5026. fascia = instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls
  5027. fashion = consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode
  5028. fashion plate = a plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress
  5029. fast lane = the traffic lane for vehicles that are moving rapidly
  5030. fast reactor = nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by fast neutrons because little or no moderator is used
  5031. fastener = restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
  5032. fastening = restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
  5033. fastness = a strongly fortified defensive structure
  5034. fat farm = a health spa that specializes in helping people lose weight
  5035. fathometer = depth finder for determining depth of water or a submerged object by means of ultrasound waves
  5036. fatigues = military uniform worn by military personnel when doing menial labor
  5037. faucet = a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
  5038. fauld = a piece of armor plate below the breastplate
  5039. fauteuil = an upholstered armchair
  5040. favor = souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
  5041. favour = souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
  5042. fax = duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
  5043. feather bed = a mattress stuffed with feathers
  5044. feather boa = a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur
  5045. featherbed = a mattress stuffed with feathers
  5046. featheredge = a thin tapering edge
  5047. feature = an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles
  5048. febrifuge = any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
  5049. fedora = a hat made of felt with a creased crown
  5050. feed bunk = a long trough for feeding cattle
  5051. feedback circuit = a circuit that feeds back some of the output to the input of a system
  5052. feedback loop = a circuit that feeds back some of the output to the input of a system
  5053. feedbag = a canvas bag that is used to feed an animal
  5054. feeder = an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds / a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
  5055. feeder line = a branching path off of a main transportation line
  5056. feeding bottle = a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula
  5057. feeding chair = a chair for feeding a very young child
  5058. feedlot = a building where livestock are fattened for market
  5059. fell = seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
  5060. felled seam = seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
  5061. felloe = rim (or part of the rim) into which spokes are inserted
  5062. felly = rim (or part of the rim) into which spokes are inserted
  5063. felt = a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
  5064. felt hat = a hat made of felt with a creased crown
  5065. felt tip = a pen with a writing tip made of felt
  5066. felt-tip pen = a pen with a writing tip made of felt
  5067. felt-tipped pen = a pen with a writing tip made of felt
  5068. felucca = a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterranean
  5069. fence = a barrier that serves to enclose an area
  5070. fence rail = a rail that is split from a log
  5071. fencer's mask = a face mask made of fine mesh that is worn over a fencer's face
  5072. fencing = a barrier that serves to enclose an area
  5073. fencing mask = a face mask made of fine mesh that is worn over a fencer's face
  5074. fencing stick = a stick used instead of a sword for fencing
  5075. fencing sword = a sword used in the sport of fencing
  5076. fender = a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact / a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud / a low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth / an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  5077. fenestella = oval or circular opening
  5078. Ferris wheel = a vertical rotating mechanism consisting of a large wheel with suspended seats that remain upright as the wheel rotates
  5079. ferrule = a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
  5080. ferry = a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
  5081. ferryboat = a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
  5082. fertility drug = a drug used to increase a woman's fertility
  5083. ferule = a switch (a stick or cane or flat paddle) used to punish children
  5084. fess = an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
  5085. fesse = an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
  5086. festoon = flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration / an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points
  5087. festoonery = flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration
  5088. FET = a transistor in which most current flows in a channel whose effective resistance can be controlled by a transverse electric field
  5089. fetal monitor = an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth
  5090. fetich = a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
  5091. fetish = a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
  5092. fetoscope = a stethoscope placed on the pregnant woman's abdomen to listen for the fetal heartbeat
  5093. fetter = a shackle for the ankles or feet
  5094. fez = a felt cap (usually red) for a man
  5095. fiber = a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
  5096. fiber optic cable = a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light
  5097. fiber-optic transmission system = a communication system using fiber optic cables
  5098. fiberboard = wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets
  5099. fiberscope = a flexible medical instrument involving fiber optics that is used to examine internal organs
  5100. fibre = a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
  5101. fibre optic cable = a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light
  5102. fibre-optic transmission system = a communication system using fiber optic cables
  5103. fibreboard = wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets
  5104. fichu = a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman
  5105. fiddle = bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family
  5106. fiddlestick = a bow used in playing the violin
  5107. field = a place where planes take off and land
  5108. field artillery = movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field
  5109. field coil = the electric coil around a field magnet that produces the magneto motive force to set up the flux in an electric machine
  5110. field glass = a small refracting telescope
  5111. field glasses = an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
  5112. field gun = movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field
  5113. field hockey ball = ball used in playing field hockey
  5114. field hospital = a temporary military hospital near the battle lines
  5115. field house = an athletic facility where athletes prepare for sport / a building for indoor sports
  5116. field hut = temporary military shelter
  5117. field lens = the lens that is farthest from the eye in an optical device with more than one lens
  5118. field magnet = a magnet that provides a magnetic field in a dynamo or electric motor
  5119. field tent = a canvas tent for use in the field
  5120. field winding = the electric coil around a field magnet that produces the magneto motive force to set up the flux in an electric machine
  5121. field-effect transistor = a transistor in which most current flows in a channel whose effective resistance can be controlled by a transverse electric field
  5122. field-emission microscope = electron microscope used to observe the surface structure of a solid
  5123. field-sequential color television = an early form of color TV in which successive fields are scanned in three primary colors
  5124. field-sequential color television system = an early form of color TV in which successive fields are scanned in three primary colors
  5125. field-sequential color TV = an early form of color TV in which successive fields are scanned in three primary colors
  5126. field-sequential color TV system = an early form of color TV in which successive fields are scanned in three primary colors
  5127. fieldwork = a temporary fortification built by troops in the field
  5128. fife = a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo
  5129. fife rail = the railing surrounding the mast of a sailing vessel
  5130. fifth wheel = a steering bearing that enables the front axle of a horse-drawn wagon to rotate / an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
  5131. fig leaf = a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful
  5132. fighter = a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
  5133. fighter aircraft = a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
  5134. fighting chair = a fixed chair from which a saltwater angler can fight a hooked fish
  5135. figure = a decorative or artistic work / a model of a bodily form
  5136. figure eight = a knot having the shape of the numeral 8
  5137. figure loom = a loom for weaving figured fabrics
  5138. figure of eight = a knot having the shape of the numeral 8
  5139. figure skate = an ice skate worn for figure skating
  5140. figured-fabric loom = a loom for weaving figured fabrics
  5141. figurehead = figure on the bow of some sailing vessels
  5142. figurine = a small carved or molded figure
  5143. filagree = delicate and intricate ornamentation
  5144. filament = a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
  5145. filature = a bobbin used in spinning silk into thread
  5146. file = a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces
  5147. file cabinet = office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
  5148. file folder = folder that holds papers together in a filing cabinet
  5149. file server = a digital computer that provides workstations on a network with controlled access to shared resources
  5150. filet = lace having a square mesh
  5151. filigree = delicate and intricate ornamentation
  5152. filing cabinet = office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
  5153. fillagree = delicate and intricate ornamentation
  5154. filler = the tobacco used to form the core of a cigar / anything added to fill out a whole
  5155. fillet = fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members / a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
  5156. filling = a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth / the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  5157. filling station = a service station that sells gasoline
  5158. film = a thin coating or layer / photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion
  5159. film advance = a mechanism for advancing film in a camera or projector
  5160. film projector = projects successive frames from a reel of film to create moving pictures
  5161. filter = device that removes something from whatever passes through it / an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
  5162. filter bed = filter consisting of a layer of sand or gravel for filtering water
  5163. filter tip = an air filter on the end of a cigarette
  5164. filter-tipped cigarette = a cigarette with a filter tip
  5165. fin = a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish / a shoe for swimming
  5166. fin keel = a metal plate projecting from the keel of a shallow vessel to give it greater lateral stability
  5167. finder = optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest
  5168. fine art = the products of human creativity
  5169. fine-tooth comb = a comb with teeth set close together
  5170. fine-toothed comb = a comb with teeth set close together
  5171. finery = elaborate or showy attire and accessories
  5172. finger = one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb
  5173. finger bowl = small bowl for rinsing the fingers at table
  5174. finger cymbals = a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
  5175. finger hole = a hole for inserting a finger / one of a series of holes in a woodwind instrument
  5176. finger paint = paint that has the consistency of jelly
  5177. finger plate = a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
  5178. finger-painting = a painting produced by spreading paint with the fingers
  5179. fingerboard = a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers / a bank of keys on a musical instrument
  5180. fingerpaint = paint that has the consistency of jelly
  5181. fingerstall = a sheath worn to protect a finger
  5182. finial = an ornament at the top of a spire or gable
  5183. finish coat = the final coating of
  5184. finisher = a race car that finishes a race
  5185. finishing coat = the final coating of
  5186. fipple = a wooden plug forming a flue pipe
  5187. fipple flute = a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
  5188. fipple pipe = a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
  5189. fire = a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
  5190. fire alarm = an alarm that is tripped off by fire or smoke
  5191. fire bell = a bell rung to give a fire alarm
  5192. fire control radar = naval radar that controls the delivery of fire on a military target
  5193. fire control system = naval weaponry consisting of a system for controlling the delivery of fire on a military target
  5194. fire door = a fire-resistant door that can be closed to stop the spread of a fire
  5195. fire engine = any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire
  5196. fire escape = a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergency
  5197. fire extinguisher = a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
  5198. fire hook = fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle
  5199. fire hose = a large hose that carries water from a fire hydrant to the site of the fire
  5200. fire hydrant = an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
  5201. fire iron = metal fireside implements
  5202. fire screen = a metal screen before an open fire for protection
  5203. fire ship = a weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy ships
  5204. fire station = a station housing fire apparatus and firemen
  5205. fire tongs = tongs for taking hold of burning coals
  5206. fire tower = a watchtower where a lookout is posted to watch for fires
  5207. fire trench = a trench especially constructed for the delivery of small-arms fire
  5208. fire truck = any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire
  5209. firearm = a portable gun
  5210. firebase = an artillery base to support advancing troops
  5211. fireboat = a boat equipped to fight fires on ships or along a waterfront
  5212. firebomb = a bomb that is designed to start fires
  5213. firebox = a furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned
  5214. firebrick = brick made of fire clay
  5215. firecracker = firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
  5216. firedog = metal supports for logs in a fireplace
  5217. fireguard = a metal screen before an open fire for protection
  5218. firehouse = a station housing fire apparatus and firemen
  5219. firelock = a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock
  5220. fireman's ax = an ax that has a long handle and a head with one cutting edge and a point on the other side
  5221. fireman's axe = an ax that has a long handle and a head with one cutting edge and a point on the other side
  5222. fireplace = an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
  5223. fireplug = an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
  5224. fireroom = chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
  5225. fireside = home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
  5226. firetrap = a building that would be hard to escape from if it were to catch fire
  5227. firewall = a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle / (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers
  5228. firework = a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames
  5229. firing chamber = chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge
  5230. firing mechanism = the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
  5231. firing pin = striker that ignites the charge by striking the primer
  5232. firing range = a practice range for target practice
  5233. firkin = a small wooden keg
  5234. firmer chisel = a chisel with a thin blade for woodworking
  5235. first = the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
  5236. first balcony = first or lowest balcony
  5237. first base = the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
  5238. first class = the most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane
  5239. first floor = the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
  5240. first gear = the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
  5241. first-aid kit = kit consisting of a set of bandages and medicines for giving first aid
  5242. first-aid station = a station providing emergency care or treatment before regular medical aid can be obtained
  5243. fish bowl = a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
  5244. fish farm = a workplace (usually a pond) where fish are raised for food
  5245. fish joint = a butt joint formed by bolting fish plates to the sides of two rails or beams
  5246. fish knife = a small table knife with a spatula blade used for eating fish
  5247. fish ladder = a series of ascending pools providing a passage for salmon to swim upstream past a dam
  5248. fish lure = any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers
  5249. fish slice = a food turner with a broad blade used for turning or serving fish or other food that is cooked in a frying pan
  5250. fish tank = a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
  5251. fishbowl = a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
  5252. fisherman's bend = a knot for tying a line to a spar or ring
  5253. fisherman's knot = a knot for tying the ends of two lines together
  5254. fisherman's lure = any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers
  5255. fishery = a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold
  5256. fisheye lens = a camera lens having a wider than normal angle of view
  5257. fishgig = an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  5258. fishhook = a sharp barbed hook for catching fish
  5259. fishing boat = a vessel for fishing
  5260. fishing gear = gear used in fishing
  5261. fishing line = a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
  5262. fishing net = a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
  5263. fishing pole = a rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line
  5264. fishing rig = gear used in fishing
  5265. fishing rod = a rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line
  5266. fishing smack = a vessel for fishing
  5267. fishing tackle = gear used in fishing
  5268. fishing vessel = a vessel for fishing
  5269. fishnet = a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
  5270. fishplate = metal plate bolted along sides of two rails or beams
  5271. fishtail bit = a drilling bit with cutting edges usually hardened against wear
  5272. fission bomb = a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission
  5273. fitment = any of the items furnishing or equipping a room
  5274. fitted sheet = a sheet (usually with elastic edges) tailored to fit a particular mattress
  5275. fitting = furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel) / a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
  5276. five = a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips
  5277. five iron = middle-distance iron
  5278. five-spot = a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips
  5279. fix-it shop = a shop specializing in repairs and maintenance
  5280. fixative = a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging
  5281. fixed disk = a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
  5282. fixed storage = memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
  5283. fixed-combination drug = drug containing fixed amounts of two or more ingredients
  5284. fixer = synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming
  5285. fixer-upper = a house or other dwelling in need of repair
  5286. fixing = restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
  5287. fixings = the accessories that normally accompany
  5288. fixture = an object firmly fixed in place
  5289. fizgig = a firework that fizzes as it moves / an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  5290. flack = artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  5291. flag = emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design / stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones / flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  5292. flag of truce = flag consisting of a piece of white cloth that is hoisted to signal surrender or to ask for a truce
  5293. flag stop = a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal
  5294. flagellum = a whip used to inflict punishment
  5295. flageolet = a small fipple flute with four finger holes and two thumb holes
  5296. flagging = a walk of flagstones
  5297. flagon = a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout
  5298. flagpole = a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised / surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide
  5299. flagship = the ship that carries the commander of a fleet and flies his flag / the chief one of a related group
  5300. flagstaff = a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised
  5301. flagstone = stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
  5302. flail = an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end
  5303. flak = artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  5304. flambeau = a flaming torch
  5305. flame stitch = needlepoint embroidery stitch that produces zigzag lines
  5306. flamethrower = a weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards
  5307. Flaminian Way = an ancient Roman road in Italy built by Gaius Flaminius in 220 BC
  5308. flange = a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
  5309. flannel = a soft light woolen fabric
  5310. flannelette = a cotton fabric imitating flannel
  5311. flap = any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely / a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing
  5312. flaps = a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing
  5313. flare = a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
  5314. flare path = an airstrip outline with lights to guide an airplane pilot in landing
  5315. flash = a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph / a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification
  5316. flash bulb = a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
  5317. flash camera = a camera with a photoflash attachment
  5318. flash lamp = a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
  5319. flash memory = nonvolatile storage that can be electrically erased and programmed anew
  5320. flashboard = boarding place along the top of a dam to increase its height
  5321. flashboarding = boarding place along the top of a dam to increase its height
  5322. flashbulb = a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
  5323. flasher = a light that flashes on and off
  5324. flashgun = a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
  5325. flashing = sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing
  5326. flashlight = a small portable battery-powered electric lamp
  5327. flashlight battery = a small dry battery containing dry cells
  5328. flask = bottle that has a narrow neck
  5329. flat = a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house / scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas
  5330. flat arch = an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados
  5331. flat bench = a bench on which a weightlifter lies to do exercises
  5332. flat cap = a flat woolen cap with a stiff peak
  5333. flat coat = the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
  5334. flat file = a file with two flat surfaces
  5335. flat knot = a square knot used in a reef line
  5336. flat panel display = a type of video display that is thin and flat
  5337. flat solid = a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
  5338. flat tip screwdriver = a screwdriver with a flat wedge-shaped tip that fits into a slot in the head of a screw
  5339. flat tire = a deflated pneumatic tire
  5340. flat wash = ironing that can be done mechanically
  5341. flatbed = an open truck bed or trailer with no sides
  5342. flatbed press = a printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type
  5343. flatboat = a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads
  5344. flatcar = freight car without permanent sides or roof
  5345. flatiron = an iron that was heated by placing it on a stove
  5346. flatlet = a tiny flat
  5347. flats = footwear (shoes or slippers) with no heel
  5348. flattop = a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
  5349. flatware = silverware eating utensils / tableware that is relatively flat and fashioned as a single piece
  5350. flatwork = ironing that can be done mechanically
  5351. fleabag = a run-down hotel
  5352. fleapit = an old shabby movie theater
  5353. fleece = a soft bulky fabric with deep pile
  5354. fleet ballistic missile submarine = a submarine carrying ballistic missiles
  5355. fleur-de-lis = charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
  5356. fleur-de-lys = charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
  5357. flexible joint = a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
  5358. flexible sigmoidoscope = an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon
  5359. flick knife = a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button
  5360. flick-knife = a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button
  5361. flight = a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
  5362. flight deck = the upper deck of an aircraft carrier
  5363. flight indicator = a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope
  5364. flight of stairs = a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
  5365. flight of steps = a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
  5366. flight simulator = simulator consisting of a machine on the ground that simulates the conditions of flying a plane
  5367. flight strip = an airfield without normal airport facilities
  5368. flintlock = an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer
  5369. flip-flop = an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states / a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
  5370. flipper = a shoe for swimming
  5371. float = something that floats on the surface of water / a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco / an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
  5372. floating bridge = a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
  5373. floating dock = dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised
  5374. floating dry dock = dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised
  5375. floating mine = an explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it
  5376. floatplane = a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water
  5377. flood = light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam
  5378. flood lamp = light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam
  5379. floodgate = regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
  5380. floodlight = light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam
  5381. floor = the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure) / a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale / a large room in a exchange where the trading is done / the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business
  5382. floor board = a board in the floor
  5383. floor cover = a covering for a floor
  5384. floor covering = a covering for a floor
  5385. floor joist = joist that supports a floor
  5386. floor lamp = a lamp that stands on the floor
  5387. floor plan = scale drawing of a horizontal section through a building at a given level
  5388. floorboard = a board in the floor / the floor of an automobile
  5389. flooring = the inside lower horizontal surface
  5390. flophouse = a cheap lodging house
  5391. floppy = a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit
  5392. floppy disk = a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit
  5393. floral arrangement = a decorative arrangement of flowers
  5394. florist = a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
  5395. florist shop = a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
  5396. floss = a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth / a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery
  5397. flotation device = rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
  5398. flotilla = a fleet of small craft / a United States Navy fleet consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships
  5399. flotsam = the floating wreckage of a ship
  5400. flounce = a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
  5401. flour bin = a bin for holding flour
  5402. flour mill = a mill for grinding grain into flour
  5403. flower arrangement = a decorative arrangement of flowers
  5404. flower bed = a bed in which flowers are growing
  5405. flower chain = flowers strung together in a chain
  5406. flower garden = a garden featuring flowering plants
  5407. flower store = a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
  5408. flowerbed = a bed in which flowers are growing
  5409. flowerpot = a container in which plants are cultivated
  5410. floxuridine = antineoplastic drug used to treat some cancers
  5411. flue = a conduit to carry off smoke / organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip / flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
  5412. flue pipe = organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
  5413. flue stop = an organ stop with the tone of a flue pipe
  5414. fluegelhorn = a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
  5415. fluff = something of little value or significance
  5416. flugelhorn = a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
  5417. fluid drive = an automotive power coupling
  5418. fluid flywheel = a kind of fluid coupling in which the flywheel is the driving rotor
  5419. fluke = flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor / a barb on a harpoon or arrow
  5420. flume = watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs
  5421. fluorescent = a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp
  5422. fluorescent fixture = a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp
  5423. fluorescent lamp = lamp consisting of a tube coated on the inside with a fluorescent material
  5424. fluoroscope = an X-ray machine that combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable direct observation
  5425. fluorouracil = an antimetabolite used to treat certain cancers
  5426. fluphenazine = tranquilizer used to treat psychotic disorders
  5427. flush toilet = a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
  5428. flushless toilet = a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter
  5429. flute = a high-pitched woodwind instrument
  5430. flute glass = a tall narrow wineglass
  5431. fluting = a groove or furrow in cloth etc
  5432. flux applicator = an applicator for applying flux
  5433. fluxmeter = meter that measures magnetic flux by the current it generates in a coil
  5434. fly = an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth / fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect / flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  5435. fly bridge = the highest navigational bridge on a ship
  5436. fly floor = a narrow raised platform at the side of a stage in a theater
  5437. fly front = an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
  5438. fly gallery = a narrow raised platform at the side of a stage in a theater
  5439. fly rod = a long flexible fishing rod used in fly fishing
  5440. fly sheet = flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  5441. fly tent = a tent with a fly front
  5442. flybridge = the highest navigational bridge on a ship
  5443. flying boat = a large seaplane that floats with its fuselage in the water rather than on pontoons
  5444. flying bomb = a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
  5445. flying bridge = the highest navigational bridge on a ship
  5446. flying buttress = a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch
  5447. flying carpet = an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
  5448. flying drainpipe = a simple type of jet engine
  5449. flying field = a place where planes take off and land
  5450. flying jib = the outermost of two or more jibs
  5451. flyover = bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
  5452. flyswat = an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle
  5453. flyswatter = an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle
  5454. flytrap = a trap for catching flies
  5455. flywheel = regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine
  5456. fo'c'sle = living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed
  5457. fob = short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest / an adornment that hangs from a watch chain / a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
  5458. foetal monitor = an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth
  5459. foetoscope = a stethoscope placed on the pregnant woman's abdomen to listen for the fetal heartbeat
  5460. foghorn = a warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud low tone
  5461. foglamp = headlight that provides strong beam for use in foggy weather
  5462. foible = the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
  5463. foil = a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button / a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal / picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base
  5464. fold = a pen for sheep
  5465. folder = covering that is folded over to protect the contents
  5466. folderal = ornamental objects of no great value
  5467. folding chair = a chair that can be folded flat for storage
  5468. folding door = an interior door that opens by folding back in sections
  5469. folding saw = a saw with a toothed blade that folds into a handle
  5470. foliage = leaf-like architectural ornament
  5471. foliation = leaf-like architectural ornament
  5472. folio = a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages
  5473. folk art = genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society
  5474. follow-up = a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work
  5475. followup = a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work
  5476. font = bowl for baptismal water
  5477. food additive = an additive to food intended to improve its flavor or appearance or shelf-life
  5478. food court = an area (as in a shopping mall) where fast food is sold
  5479. food elevator = a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
  5480. food hamper = a hamper for packing and transporting food
  5481. food market = a marketplace where groceries are sold
  5482. food processor = a kitchen appliance with interchangeable blades
  5483. food shop = a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
  5484. food turner = cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle
  5485. foodstuff = consumer goods sold by a grocer
  5486. fool's cap = a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils
  5487. foot = a support resembling a pedal extremity / lowest support of a structure
  5488. foot brake = hydraulic brake operated by pressing on a foot pedal
  5489. foot lever = a lever that is operated with the foot
  5490. foot pedal = a lever that is operated with the foot
  5491. foot rule = a ruler one foot long
  5492. footage = film that has been shot
  5493. football = the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football
  5494. football field = the playing field on which football is played
  5495. football helmet = a padded helmet with a face mask to protect the head of football players
  5496. football stadium = a stadium where football games are held
  5497. football tee = support holding a football on end and above the ground preparatory to the kickoff
  5498. footbath = a small bathtub for warming or washing or disinfecting the feet
  5499. footboard = a vertical board or panel forming the foot of a bedstead / a narrow platform on which to stand or brace the feet
  5500. footbridge = a bridge designed for pedestrians
  5501. footgear = covering for a person's feet
  5502. foothold = a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
  5503. footing = a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
  5504. footlights = theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
  5505. footlocker = a trunk for storing personal possessions
  5506. footpath = a trodden path
  5507. footplate = the platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the engineer stands to operate the controls
  5508. footrest = a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
  5509. footstall = an architectural support or base
  5510. footstool = a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
  5511. footwear = covering for a person's feet / clothing worn on a person's feet
  5512. force feed = mechanical system of lubricating internal combustion engines in which a pump forces oil into the engine bearings
  5513. force pump = pump used to force a liquid up and expel it under pressure
  5514. force-feed lubricating system = mechanical system of lubricating internal combustion engines in which a pump forces oil into the engine bearings
  5515. forceps = an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment
  5516. fore = front part of a vessel or aircraft
  5517. fore edge = the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved
  5518. fore plane = a carpenter's plane intermediate between a jack plane and a jointer plane
  5519. fore-and-aft rig = rig in which the principal sails are fore-and-aft
  5520. fore-and-aft sail = any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
  5521. fore-and-aft topsail = a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmast
  5522. fore-and-after = sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig
  5523. fore-topmast = the topmast next above the foremast
  5524. fore-topsail = the topsail on a foremast
  5525. forecastle = living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed
  5526. forecourt = the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings
  5527. foredeck = the deck between the bridge and the forecastle
  5528. foredge = the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved
  5529. foreground = a window for an active application
  5530. foremast = the mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more masts
  5531. foresail = the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel
  5532. forestage = the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra
  5533. forestay = an adjustable stay from the foremast to the deck or bowsprit
  5534. foretop = a platform at the head of a foremast
  5535. forge = a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering / furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
  5536. forgery = a copy that is represented as the original
  5537. fork = cutlery used for serving and eating food / an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging
  5538. forklift = a small industrial vehicle with a power operated forked platform in front that can be inserted under loads to lift and move them
  5539. form = a mold for setting concrete / a life-size dummy used to display clothes
  5540. formal = a gown for evening wear
  5541. formal garden = a garden laid out on regular lines with plants arranged in symmetrical locations or in geometrical designs
  5542. formalwear = attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
  5543. formation = a particular spatial arrangement
  5544. fort = a fortified defensive structure / a fortified military post where troops are stationed
  5545. forte = the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
  5546. forte-piano = a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
  5547. fortification = defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
  5548. fortress = a fortified defensive structure
  5549. forty-five = a .45-caliber pistol
  5550. forum = a public facility to meet for open discussion
  5551. forward market = a commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded
  5552. fosse = ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
  5553. FOTS = a communication system using fiber optic cables
  5554. Foucault pendulum = pendulum with a long wire; can swing in any direction
  5555. foul-weather gear = protective garment that is intended to keep the wearer dry and warm in bad weather
  5556. foulard = a light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric
  5557. foundation = lowest support of a structure / a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
  5558. foundation garment = a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
  5559. foundation stone = a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building
  5560. foundling hospital = a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for
  5561. foundry = factory where metal castings are produced
  5562. fount = a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water
  5563. fountain = a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water / an artificially produced flow of water / a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
  5564. fountain pen = a pen that is supplied with ink from a reservoir in its barrel
  5565. four = a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
  5566. four-centered arch = a low elliptical or pointed arch
  5567. four-in-hand = a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver / a long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other
  5568. four-poster = a bed with posts at the four corners that can be used to support a canopy or curtains
  5569. four-pounder = an artillery gun that throws a shot weighing four pounds
  5570. four-spot = a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
  5571. four-stroke engine = an internal-combustion engine in which an explosive mixture is drawn into the cylinder on the first stroke and is compressed and ignited on the second stroke
  5572. four-stroke internal-combustion engine = an internal-combustion engine in which an explosive mixture is drawn into the cylinder on the first stroke and is compressed and ignited on the second stroke
  5573. four-tailed bandage = a bandage consisting of a strip of cloth split in two on both ends
  5574. four-wheel drive = a transmission that provides power directly to all four wheels of a motor vehicle / a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system
  5575. four-wheeler = a hackney carriage with four wheels
  5576. fourpenny nail = a nail 1.5 inches long
  5577. fourth deck = the fourth or lowest deck
  5578. fowl run = an enclosed yard for keeping poultry
  5579. fowling piece = a light shotgun used for fowling
  5580. fox hole = a small dugout with a pit for individual shelter against enemy fire
  5581. foxhole = a small dugout with a pit for individual shelter against enemy fire
  5582. foyer = a large entrance or reception room or area
  5583. FPD = a type of video display that is thin and flat
  5584. fraction = a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
  5585. fragment = a broken piece of a brittle artifact
  5586. fragmentation bomb = a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments
  5587. frail = a basket for holding dried fruit
  5588. fraise = sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes / a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
  5589. frame = a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror / the framework for a pair of eyeglasses / a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film / a structure supporting or containing something / the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
  5590. frame buffer = a buffer that stores the contents of an image pixel by pixel
  5591. framework = a structure supporting or containing something
  5592. framing = a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror
  5593. Francis turbine = a type of hydroelectric turbine
  5594. franking machine = a machine that automatically stamps letters or packages passing through it and computes the total charge
  5595. frat house = a house used as a residence by a chapter of a fraternity
  5596. fraternity house = a house used as a residence by a chapter of a fraternity
  5597. free house = a public house that is not controlled by a brewery and so is free to sell different brands of beer and ale
  5598. free throw lane = a lane on a basketball court extending from the end line to 15 feet in front of the backboard
  5599. free weight = sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting
  5600. free-reed = a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture
  5601. free-reed instrument = a wind instrument with a free reed
  5602. freeboard deck = the uppermost watertight deck
  5603. freeway = a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
  5604. freewheel = a clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely
  5605. freezer = electric refrigerator in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time
  5606. freight = goods carried by a large vehicle
  5607. freight car = a railway car that carries freight
  5608. freight elevator = an elevator designed for carrying freight
  5609. freight liner = a long-distance express freight train between industrial centers and seaports with facilities for rapid loading and unloading of goods
  5610. freight train = a railroad train consisting of freight cars
  5611. freighter = a cargo ship
  5612. French door = a light door with transparent or glazed panels extending the full length
  5613. French heel = a fairly high narrow heel on women's shoes
  5614. French horn = a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
  5615. French knot = a stitch made by looping the thread several times around the needle before inserting it into the fabric
  5616. French polish = a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
  5617. French polish shellac = a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
  5618. French roof = a mansard roof with sides that are nearly perpendicular
  5619. French telephone = telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
  5620. French window = a French door situated in an exterior wall of a building
  5621. fresco = a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
  5622. freshener = anything that freshens
  5623. Fresnel lens = lens composed of a number of small lenses arranged to make a lightweight lens of large diameter and short focal length
  5624. fret = a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument
  5625. fretsaw = fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade
  5626. fretwork = framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
  5627. friary = a monastery of friars
  5628. friction clutch = a clutch in which one part turns the other by the friction between them
  5629. friction match = lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical
  5630. friction tape = a water-resistant adhesive tape used to insulate exposed electrical conductors
  5631. fridge = a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor
  5632. frieze = a heavy woolen fabric with a long nap / an architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice
  5633. frigate = a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser / a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
  5634. frill = ornamental objects of no great value / a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
  5635. fringe = an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels
  5636. frippery = something of little value or significance
  5637. frivolity = something of little value or significance
  5638. frock = a one-piece garment for a woman
  5639. frock coat = a man's coat having knee-length skirts front and back
  5640. frog = a decorative loop of braid or cord
  5641. front = the side that is seen or that goes first
  5642. front bench = any of the front seats in the House of Commons that are reserved for ministers or former ministers
  5643. front door = exterior door (at the entrance) at the front of a building
  5644. front entrance = exterior door (at the entrance) at the front of a building
  5645. front porch = a porch for the front door
  5646. front projector = a projector for digital input
  5647. front room = a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
  5648. front yard = the yard in front of a house
  5649. front-stall = medieval plate armor to protect a horse's head
  5650. frontage = the face or front of a building
  5651. frontage road = a local road that runs parallel to an expressway and allows local traffic to gain access to property
  5652. frontal = the face or front of a building / a drapery that covers the front of an altar / an adornment worn on the forehead
  5653. frontispiece = front illustration facing the title page of a book / an ornamental facade
  5654. frontlet = an adornment worn on the forehead
  5655. frontstall = medieval plate armor to protect a horse's head
  5656. fruit = an amount of a product
  5657. fruit machine = a coin-operated gambling machine that produces random combinations of symbols (usually pictures of different fruits) on rotating dials
  5658. frying pan = a pan used for frying foods
  5659. frypan = a pan used for frying foods
  5660. fuel cell = cell that produces electricity by oxidation of fuel
  5661. fuel filter = a filter in the fuel line that screens out dirt and rust particles from the fuel
  5662. fuel gauge = an indicator of the amount of fuel remaining in a vehicle
  5663. fuel indicator = an indicator of the amount of fuel remaining in a vehicle
  5664. fuel injection = mechanical system to inject atomized fuel directly into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine
  5665. fuel injection system = mechanical system to inject atomized fuel directly into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine
  5666. fuel line = a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine
  5667. fuel pod = a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
  5668. fuel system = equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
  5669. fuel-air bomb = a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive
  5670. fuel-air explosive = a device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen
  5671. Fugo = a bomb carried by a balloon
  5672. fulcrum = the pivot about which a lever turns
  5673. full dress = formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
  5674. full metal jacket = a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal
  5675. full skirt = a long skirt gathered at the waist
  5676. full-dress uniform = the naval or military uniform that is specified by regulations to be worn on ceremonial occasions
  5677. full-wave rectifier = rectifier that converts the negative half wave of an alternating current into a positive half wave
  5678. fumigator = a device that generates a gas for the purpose of disinfecting or eradicating pests
  5679. fundament = lowest support of a structure
  5680. funeral chapel = a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
  5681. funeral church = a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
  5682. funeral home = a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
  5683. funeral parlor = a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
  5684. funeral parlour = a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
  5685. funeral-residence = a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
  5686. fungible = a commodity that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation
  5687. fungicide = any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  5688. funicular = a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
  5689. funicular railway = a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
  5690. funk hole = dugout as a place of safe retreat
  5691. funnel = smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship) / a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end
  5692. funnel web = a funnel-shaped spider web
  5693. funny farm = pejorative terms for an insane asylum
  5694. funny house = pejorative terms for an insane asylum
  5695. funny wagon = an ambulance used to transport patients to a mental hospital
  5696. fur = a garment made of animal pelts or synthetic fur
  5697. fur coat = a coat made of fur
  5698. fur hat = a hat made of fur
  5699. fur-piece = a neckpiece made of fur
  5700. furbelow = a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
  5701. furnace = an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
  5702. furnace lining = lining consisting of material with a high melting point
  5703. furnace room = a room (usually in the basement of a building) that contains a furnace for heating the building
  5704. furnishing = the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable / (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
  5705. furniture = furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
  5706. furring = strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
  5707. furring strip = strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
  5708. furrow = a long shallow trench in the ground
  5709. fusain = a stick of black carbon material used for drawing
  5710. fuse = any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant / an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
  5711. fusee = any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant / a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind / a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains / a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
  5712. fusee drive = a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
  5713. fuselage = the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers
  5714. fusil = a light flintlock musket
  5715. fusion bomb = a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
  5716. fusion reactor = a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fusion to generate energy
  5717. fustian = a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap
  5718. futon = mattress consisting of a pad of cotton batting that is used for sleeping on the floor or on a raised frame
  5719. futtock shroud = shroud that is part of a ship's rigging
  5720. future = bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
  5721. futures exchange = a commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded
  5722. futures market = a commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded
  5723. fuze = any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
  5724. fuzee = any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant / a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind / a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
  5725. G suit = pressure suit worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration
  5726. G-string = minimal clothing worn by stripteasers
  5727. gabardine = a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles / (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth / a firm durable fabric with a twill weave
  5728. gaberdine = a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
  5729. gable = the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
  5730. gable end = the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
  5731. gable roof = a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
  5732. gable wall = the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
  5733. gad = a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
  5734. gaddi = a cushion on a throne for a prince in India
  5735. gadget = a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
  5736. gadgetry = appliances collectively
  5737. gaff = an iron hook with a handle
  5738. gaff topsail = a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmast
  5739. gaff-headed sail = a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail suspended from a gaff
  5740. gaffsail = a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail suspended from a gaff
  5741. gag = restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  5742. gage = a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc. / street names for marijuana
  5743. gaiter = legging consisting of a cloth or leather covering for the leg from the knee to the ankle / a shoe covering the ankle with elastic gores in the sides / a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles
  5744. Galilean telescope = a type of refracting telescope that is no longer used in astronomy
  5745. galleon = a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts
  5746. gallery = a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine / narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building
  5747. galley = the area for food preparation on a ship / the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner / (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars / a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men
  5748. gallous = alternative terms for gallows
  5749. gallows = an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
  5750. gallows tree = alternative terms for gallows
  5751. gallows-tree = alternative terms for gallows
  5752. gallus = elastic straps that hold trousers up
  5753. galosh = a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
  5754. galvanic battery = battery consisting of a number of voltaic cells arranged in series or parallel
  5755. galvanic cell = an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy
  5756. galvanic pile = battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series
  5757. galvanometer = meter for detecting or comparing or measuring small electric currents
  5758. gamba = viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
  5759. gambling casino = a public building for gambling and entertainment
  5760. gambling den = a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played
  5761. gambling hell = a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played
  5762. gambling house = a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played
  5763. gambrel = a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper
  5764. gambrel roof = a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper
  5765. game = the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game
  5766. game equipment = equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
  5767. game room = a recreation room for noisy activities
  5768. gamebag = a canvas or leather bag for carrying game (especially birds) killed by a hunter
  5769. gameboard = a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games
  5770. gaming card = one of a set of cards used in gambling games
  5771. gaming house = a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played
  5772. gaming table = a table used for gambling
  5773. gamma hydroxybutyrate = a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally
  5774. gamma-interferon = a form of interferon that is produced by T cells and macrophages
  5775. gamp = colloquial terms for an umbrella
  5776. gang = tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together
  5777. gangboard = a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
  5778. gangplank = a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
  5779. gangsaw = a power saw that has several parallel blades making simultaneous cuts
  5780. gangway = passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores / a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside / a temporary passageway of planks
  5781. ganja = the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant
  5782. gantlet = the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times / a glove with long sleeve / a glove of armored leather
  5783. gantry = a framework of steel bars raised on side supports to bridge over or around something
  5784. gaol = a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government
  5785. gap = a narrow opening
  5786. garage = an outbuilding (or part of a building) for housing automobiles / a repair shop where cars and trucks are serviced and repaired
  5787. Garand = a semiautomatic rifle
  5788. Garand rifle = a semiautomatic rifle
  5789. garb = clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
  5790. garbage = a receptacle where waste can be discarded
  5791. garbage can = a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected
  5792. garbage disposal = a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage
  5793. garbage truck = a truck for collecting domestic refuse
  5794. garboard = the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
  5795. garboard plank = the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
  5796. garboard strake = the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
  5797. garden = a plot of ground where plants are cultivated / a yard or lawn adjoining a house
  5798. garden cart = a cart for carrying small loads
  5799. garden chair = chair left outside for use on a lawn or in a garden
  5800. garden hose = a hose used for watering a lawn or garden
  5801. garden rake = a rake used by gardeners
  5802. garden roller = heavy cast-iron cylinder used to flatten lawns
  5803. garden spade = a spade used by gardeners
  5804. garden tool = used for working in gardens or yards
  5805. garden trowel = a trowel used by gardeners
  5806. gargoyle = an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal / a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
  5807. garibaldi = a loose high-necked blouse with long sleeves
  5808. garland = flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  5809. garlic press = a press for extracting juice from garlic
  5810. garment = an article of clothing
  5811. garment bag = a suitcase that unfolds to be hung up
  5812. garner = a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
  5813. garnish = any decoration added as a trimming or adornment
  5814. garotte = an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
  5815. garret = floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof
  5816. garrison = a fortified military post where troops are stationed
  5817. garrison cap = a wedge-shaped wool or cotton cap
  5818. garrote = an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
  5819. garrotte = an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
  5820. garter = a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking
  5821. garter belt = a wide belt of elastic with straps hanging from it
  5822. garter stitch = a knitting stitch that results in a pattern of horizontal ridges formed by knitting both sides
  5823. gas = a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  5824. gas bomb = a bomb laden with chemical agents that are released when the bomb explodes
  5825. gas bracket = a pipe with one or more burners projecting from a wall
  5826. gas burner = burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame
  5827. gas chamber = instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced
  5828. gas cooker = a range with gas rings and an oven for cooking with gas
  5829. gas engine = an internal-combustion engine similar to a gasoline engine but using natural gas instead of gasoline vapor
  5830. gas fitting = the fitting (pipes or valves or meters) that convey gas from the gas main to the gas fixtures of a building
  5831. gas fixture = a device to convey illuminating gas from the pipe to the gas burner
  5832. gas furnace = a furnace that burns gas
  5833. gas gage = gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
  5834. gas gauge = gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
  5835. gas gun = a gun that fires gas shells
  5836. gas guzzler = a car with relatively low fuel efficiency
  5837. gas heat = heating system that burns natural gas
  5838. gas heater = a heater that burns gas for heat
  5839. gas helmet = a protective mask with a filter
  5840. gas holder = a large gas-tight spherical or cylindrical tank for holding gas to be used as fuel
  5841. gas jet = burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame
  5842. gas lamp = a lamp that burns illuminating gas
  5843. gas line = a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine / a pipeline used to transport natural gas
  5844. gas main = a main that distributes gas
  5845. gas maser = a maser in which microwave radiation interacts with gas molecules
  5846. gas meter = a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe
  5847. gas oven = a domestic oven fueled by gas / a cremation chamber fueled by gas
  5848. gas pedal = a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  5849. gas pump = a pump in a service station that draws gasoline from underground storage tanks
  5850. gas range = a range with gas rings and an oven for cooking with gas
  5851. gas ring = gas burner consisting of a circular metal pipe with several small holes through which gas can escape to be burned
  5852. gas shell = bomb consisting of an explosive projectile filled with a toxic gas that is released when the bomb explodes
  5853. gas station = a service station that sells gasoline
  5854. gas stove = a range with gas rings and an oven for cooking with gas
  5855. gas system = facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service
  5856. gas tank = a tank for holding gasoline to supply a vehicle
  5857. gas thermometer = thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the pressure of a gas kept at constant volume
  5858. gas turbine = turbine that converts the chemical energy of a liquid fuel into mechanical energy by internal combustion
  5859. gas well = a well that yields or has yielded natural gas
  5860. gas-cooled reactor = a nuclear reactor using gas as a coolant
  5861. gas-discharge lamp = an electric lamp in which the light comes from an electric discharge between two electrodes in a glass tube
  5862. gas-discharge tube = a tube in which an electric discharge takes place through a gas
  5863. gas-turbine ship = a ship powered by a gas turbine
  5864. gasbag = the bag containing the gas in a balloon
  5865. gash = a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
  5866. gasket = seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint
  5867. gasmask = a protective mask with a filter
  5868. gasoline bomb = a crude incendiary bomb made of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and fitted with a rag wick
  5869. gasoline engine = an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline
  5870. gasoline gage = gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
  5871. gasoline gauge = gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
  5872. gasoline pump = a pump in a service station that draws gasoline from underground storage tanks
  5873. gasoline station = a service station that sells gasoline
  5874. gasoline tank = a tank for holding gasoline to supply a vehicle
  5875. gasometer = a large gas-tight spherical or cylindrical tank for holding gas to be used as fuel / a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe
  5876. gastroscope = a type of endoscope for visually examining the stomach
  5877. gasworks = the workplace where coal gas is manufactured
  5878. gat = a gangster's pistol
  5879. gate = a movable barrier in a fence or wall / a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs / passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
  5880. gatehouse = a house built at a gateway
  5881. gateleg table = a drop-leaf table with the drop-leaves supported by hinged legs
  5882. gatepost = either of two posts that bound a gate
  5883. gateway = an entrance that can be closed by a gate
  5884. gateway drug = a habit-forming drug that is not addictive but its use may lead to the use of other addictive drugs
  5885. gather = sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
  5886. gathered skirt = a skirt whose fabric is drawn together around the waist
  5887. gathering = sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
  5888. Gatling gun = an early form of machine gun having several barrels that fire in sequence as they are rotated
  5889. gaud = cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
  5890. gauffer = an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats / an iron used to press pleats and ridges
  5891. gauffering iron = an iron used to press pleats and ridges
  5892. gauge = a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  5893. gauntlet = a glove with long sleeve / a glove of armored leather
  5894. gauntry = a framework of steel bars raised on side supports to bridge over or around something
  5895. gaussmeter = a meter to compare strengths of magnetic fields
  5896. gauze = a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave / (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
  5897. gauze bandage = bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
  5898. gavel = a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
  5899. gazebo = a small roofed building affording shade and rest
  5900. GBU-28 = a 5,000 pound laser-guided bomb that can be programmed to penetrate to a given depth before exploding
  5901. gear = a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion / equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc. / a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle) / wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
  5902. gear box = the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed
  5903. gear case = the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed
  5904. gear lever = a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
  5905. gear mechanism = a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose
  5906. gear wheel = a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
  5907. gearbox = the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed
  5908. geared wheel = a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
  5909. gearing = wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
  5910. gearset = a set of gears
  5911. gearshift = a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
  5912. gearstick = a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
  5913. geartrain = wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
  5914. Geiger counter = counter tube that detects ionizing radiations
  5915. Geiger tube = an ionization chamber contained in a tube in a Geiger counter
  5916. Geiger-Muller counter = counter tube that detects ionizing radiations
  5917. Geiger-Muller tube = an ionization chamber contained in a tube in a Geiger counter
  5918. gel = a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects / jellylike substance used in hair styling
  5919. gelatin = a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects
  5920. gelignite = a type of dynamite in which the nitroglycerin is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and sodium or potassium nitrate
  5921. gelly = a type of dynamite in which the nitroglycerin is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and sodium or potassium nitrate
  5922. gem = art highly prized for its beauty or perfection / a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
  5923. gem clip = a wire or plastic clip for holding sheets of paper together
  5924. gene chip = a microchip that holds DNA probes that form half of the DNA double helix and can recognize DNA from samples being tested
  5925. general anaesthetic = an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness
  5926. general anesthetic = an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness
  5927. general headquarters = military headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces
  5928. general store = a retail store serving a sparsely populated region
  5929. general-purpose bomb = a large bomb (500 to 2,000 pounds that is 50% explosive) whose explosion creates a blast and whose metal casing creates some fragmentation effect
  5930. generator = engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction / an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas / an electronic device for producing a signal voltage
  5931. generic = any product that can be sold without a brand name
  5932. generic drug = when the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees
  5933. Geneva gown = black academic gown widely used by Protestant clergymen
  5934. genre = a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
  5935. genre painting = a genre depicting everyday life
  5936. geodesic dome = a lightweight dome constructed of interlocking polygons
  5937. George Washington Bridge = a suspension bridge across the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey
  5938. georgette = a thin silk dress material
  5939. Georgia home boy = street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
  5940. germicide = an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
  5941. geta = footwear usually with wooden soles
  5942. getup = a set of clothing
  5943. gewgaw = cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
  5944. gharry = a horse-drawn carriage in India
  5945. ghat = stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
  5946. GHB = a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally
  5947. ghetto blaster = a portable stereo
  5948. ghillie = a shoe without a tongue and with decorative lacing up the instep
  5949. GHQ = military headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces
  5950. gibbet = alternative terms for gallows
  5951. gift shop = a shop that sells miscellaneous articles appropriate as gifts
  5952. gift wrapping = ornamental wrapping for gifts
  5953. gig = small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood / tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain / long and light rowing boat; especially for racing / a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies
  5954. gildhall = the meeting place of a medieval guild
  5955. gilding = a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
  5956. gill net = a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gills
  5957. gillie = a shoe without a tongue and with decorative lacing up the instep
  5958. gilt = a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
  5959. gimbal = an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
  5960. gimcrack = ornamental objects of no great value
  5961. gimcrackery = ornamental objects of no great value
  5962. gimlet = hand tool for boring holes
  5963. gimmick = something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
  5964. gin = a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers / a trap for birds or small mammals
  5965. gin mill = tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms
  5966. gingham = a clothing fabric in a plaid weave
  5967. ginmill = a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
  5968. girandola = an ornate candle holder
  5969. girandole = an ornate candle holder
  5970. girder = a beam made usually of steel
  5971. girdle = a woman's close-fitting foundation garment / a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
  5972. girth = stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
  5973. gismo = a device or control that is very useful for a particular job / something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
  5974. gittern = a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
  5975. gizmo = a device or control that is very useful for a particular job / something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
  5976. glacier mill = a chute through which supraglacial water enters a glacier, boring either to the bedrock or to the depth of common crevasse formation
  5977. Gladstone = a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
  5978. Gladstone bag = a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
  5979. glass = a small refracting telescope / a container made of glass for holding liquids while drinking / glassware collectively / a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror / an amphetamine derivative used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride
  5980. glass cutter = a tool for cutting glass
  5981. glass eye = prosthesis consisting of an artificial eye made of glass
  5982. glass fiber = a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light
  5983. glass fibre = a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light
  5984. glasses = optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
  5985. glasses case = a case for carrying spectacles
  5986. glasshouse = a building with glass walls and roof
  5987. glassware = an article of tableware made of glass
  5988. glasswork = an article of tableware made of glass
  5989. glassworks = a workplace where glass is made
  5990. glebe house = a parsonage
  5991. Glen Canyon Dam = a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona
  5992. Glengarry = a Scottish cap with straight sides and a crease along the top from front to back
  5993. glider = aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces
  5994. Global Positioning System = a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver
  5995. globe = a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
  5996. glockenspiel = a percussion instrument consisting of a set of graduated metal bars mounted on a frame and played with small hammers
  5997. glory hole = a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship
  5998. glossy = a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper
  5999. glove = the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball / boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters
  6000. glove compartment = compartment on the dashboard of a car
  6001. glove doll = a puppet with a cloth body and hollow head
  6002. glove puppet = a puppet with a cloth body and hollow head
  6003. glow lamp = a gas-discharge tube with a hot cathode
  6004. glow tube = a gas-discharge tube consisting of a cold cathode and a diode in a tube filled with gas
  6005. glyph = glyptic art in the form of a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief
  6006. glyptic art = carvings or engravings
  6007. glyptics = the art of engraving on precious stones
  6008. glyptography = carvings or engravings
  6009. gnomon = indicator provided by the stationary arm whose shadow indicates the time on the sundial
  6010. go = street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  6011. go board = a board used for playing go
  6012. go-cart = a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around / wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels / an enclosing framework on casters or wheels
  6013. go-kart = a small low motor vehicle with four wheels and an open framework
  6014. Goa powder = a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases
  6015. goad = a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
  6016. goal = game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
  6017. goalmouth = the area immediately in front of the goal
  6018. goalpost = one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field
  6019. goblet = a bowl-shaped drinking vessel
  6020. god = a material effigy that is worshipped
  6021. godown = a warehouse
  6022. goffer = an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats / an iron used to press pleats and ridges
  6023. goffering iron = an iron used to press pleats and ridges
  6024. goggle box = an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
  6025. goggles = tight-fitting spectacles worn to protect the eyes
  6026. Golconda = a source of great wealth
  6027. gold braid = trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
  6028. gold foil = foil made of gold
  6029. gold leaf = a very thin form of gold foil
  6030. gold medal = a trophy made of gold (or having the appearance of gold) that is usually awarded for winning first place in a competition
  6031. gold mine = a mine where gold ore is found / a good source of something that is desired
  6032. gold plate = a thin plating of gold on something / tableware that is plated with gold
  6033. goldbrick = a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
  6034. golden calf = an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship; destroyed by Moses
  6035. Golden Gate Bridge = a suspension bridge across the Golden Gate
  6036. goldfish bowl = a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
  6037. goldmine = a mine where gold ore is found / a good source of something that is desired
  6038. golem = a mechanism that can move automatically
  6039. golf bag = golf equipment consisting of a bag for carrying golf clubs and balls
  6040. golf ball = a small hard ball used in playing golf
  6041. golf cap = a cap with a bill
  6042. golf cart = a small motor vehicle in which golfers can ride between shots
  6043. golf club = golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
  6044. golf course = course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf
  6045. golf equipment = sports equipment used in playing golf
  6046. golf glove = a glove worn by golfers to give a firm grip on the handle of the golf club
  6047. golf hole = one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
  6048. golf links = a golf course that is built on sandy ground near a shore
  6049. golf range = a practice range for practicing golf shots
  6050. golf tee = a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground
  6051. golf-club = golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
  6052. golf-club head = the head of the club which strikes the ball
  6053. golfcart = a small motor vehicle in which golfers can ride between shots
  6054. golfclub = golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
  6055. golliwog = a grotesque black doll
  6056. golliwogg = a grotesque black doll
  6057. golosh = a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
  6058. gondola = the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant / long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling
  6059. gondola car = a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof
  6060. gong = a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer
  6061. goniometer = direction finder that determines the angular direction of incoming radio signals
  6062. good = articles of commerce
  6063. good luck charm = something believed to bring good luck
  6064. goop = street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
  6065. Gordian knot = an intricate knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia, and cut by the sword of Alexander the Great after he heard that whoever undid it would become ruler of Asia
  6066. gore = a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering
  6067. gorgerin = the molding at the top of a column
  6068. gorget = armor plate that protects the neck
  6069. gossamer = filaments from a web that was spun by a spider / a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
  6070. Gota Canal = a canal for small oceangoing ships to enter Lake Vanern in Sweden
  6071. Gothic arch = a pointed arch
  6072. gouache = a watercolor executed with opaque watercolors mixed with gum / an opaque watercolor prepared with gum
  6073. gouge = and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves
  6074. gourd = bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd
  6075. government building = a building that houses a branch of government
  6076. government office = an office where government employees work
  6077. governor = a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine
  6078. gown = a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions / outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions / protective garment worn by surgeons during operations / lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women
  6079. GP bomb = a large bomb (500 to 2,000 pounds that is 50% explosive) whose explosion creates a blast and whose metal casing creates some fragmentation effect
  6080. GPS = a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver
  6081. grab = a mechanical device for gripping an object
  6082. grab bag = a container from which a person draws a wrapped item at random without knowing the contents
  6083. grab bar = a bar attached parallel to a wall to provide a handgrip for steadying yourself
  6084. grace cup = cup to be passed around for the final toast after a meal
  6085. grade crossing = intersection of a railway and a road on the same level
  6086. grade separation = a crossing that uses an underpass or overpass
  6087. graduate = a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume
  6088. graduated cylinder = a cylindrical graduate
  6089. Graf Zeppelin = a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
  6090. graffiti = a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls
  6091. graffito = a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls
  6092. grail = chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
  6093. gramicidin = an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium
  6094. gramophone = an antique record player
  6095. gran casa = a large drum with two heads
  6096. granary = a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
  6097. grand = a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame
  6098. grand piano = a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame
  6099. grandfather clock = a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case
  6100. grandstand = a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof
  6101. grange = an outlying farm
  6102. graniteware = a kind of stone-grey enamelware
  6103. granny = a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure
  6104. granny knot = a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure
  6105. grape = a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot
  6106. grape arbor = an arbor where grapes are grown
  6107. grape arbour = an arbor where grapes are grown
  6108. grapeshot = a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot
  6109. graphic = an image that is generated by a computer
  6110. graphic art = the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
  6111. graphics = the drawings and photographs in the layout of a book
  6112. grapnel = a light anchor for small boats / a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding
  6113. grapnel anchor = a light anchor for small boats
  6114. grapple = a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam / a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding
  6115. grappler = a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding
  6116. grappling hook = a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding
  6117. grappling iron = a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding
  6118. grass = street names for marijuana
  6119. grass skirt = a skirt made of long blades of grass
  6120. grate = a frame of iron bars to hold a fire / a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
  6121. grater = utensil with sharp perforations for shredding foods
  6122. graticule = a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
  6123. grating = optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it
  6124. grave = a place for the burial of a corpse
  6125. grave mound = a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
  6126. gravel pit = a quarry for gravel
  6127. graven image = a material effigy that is worshipped
  6128. graver = a tool used by an engraver
  6129. gravestone = a stone that is used to mark a grave
  6130. gravimeter = a measuring instrument for measuring variations in the gravitational field of the earth / a measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solid
  6131. graving dock = a large dock from which water can be pumped out
  6132. graving tool = a tool used by an engraver
  6133. gravity bomb = a bomb that falls because of gravity and is not guided to a target
  6134. gravity meter = a measuring instrument for measuring variations in the gravitational field of the earth
  6135. gravure = an intaglio print produced by gravure / a printing plate used in the process of gravure
  6136. gravy boat = a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
  6137. gravy holder = a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
  6138. gray = clothing that is a grey color
  6139. grease gun = a hand-operated pump that resembles a pistol
  6140. greasepaint = a greasy substance used as makeup by actors
  6141. greasy spoon = a small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods
  6142. great hall = the principal hall in a castle or mansion
  6143. Great Pyramid = a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides
  6144. great seal = the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty
  6145. Great Seal of the United States = the seal of the United States government
  6146. Great Wall = a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC
  6147. Great Wall of China = a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC
  6148. greatcoat = a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter
  6149. Greater New Orleans Bridge = twin cantilever bridges across the Mississippi at New Orleans
  6150. greave = armor plate that protects legs below the knee
  6151. greegree = an African amulet
  6152. Greek cross = a cross with each of the four arms the same length
  6153. Greek fret = an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines
  6154. Greek key = an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines
  6155. green = street names for ketamine
  6156. green goddess = street names for marijuana
  6157. green market = an open-air marketplace for farm products
  6158. green soap = a soft (or liquid) soap made from vegetable oils
  6159. greengrocery = a greengrocer's grocery store / groceries sold by a greengrocer
  6160. greenhouse = a building with glass walls and roof
  6161. greenmarket = an open-air marketplace for farm products
  6162. greenroom = a backstage room in a theater where performers rest or have visitors
  6163. Gregorian telescope = a reflecting telescope that has a paraboloidal primary mirror and a hyperboloidal secondary mirror
  6164. grenade = a small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile
  6165. gres-gris = an African amulet
  6166. grey = clothing that is a grey color
  6167. greybeard = a stoneware drinking jug with a long neck
  6168. grid = a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars
  6169. griddle = cooking utensil consisting of a flat heated surface (as on top of a stove) on which food is cooked
  6170. gridiron = the playing field on which football is played / a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars
  6171. grievous bodily harm = street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
  6172. grigri = an African amulet
  6173. grill = a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate / a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill
  6174. grille = a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate / grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator / small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
  6175. grillroom = a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill
  6176. grillwork = a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate / mesh netting made of wires
  6177. grind organ = a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
  6178. grinder = a machine tool that polishes metal / machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
  6179. grinding wheel = a wheel composed of abrasive material
  6180. grindstone = a revolving stone shaped like a disk
  6181. grip = a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes / a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together
  6182. gripsack = a small suitcase
  6183. grisaille = chiaroscuro painting or stained glass etc., in shades of grey imitating the effect of relief
  6184. gristmill = a mill for grinding grain
  6185. grizzle = a grey wig
  6186. grocery = consumer goods sold by a grocer / a marketplace where groceries are sold
  6187. grocery bag = a sack for holding customer's groceries
  6188. grocery store = a marketplace where groceries are sold
  6189. grogram = a coarse fabric of silk mixed with wool or mohair and often stiffened with gum
  6190. groin = a protective structure of stone or concrete
  6191. groined vault = two barrel vaults intersecting at right angles
  6192. grommet = fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
  6193. groover = a device that makes grooves by cutting or punching
  6194. gros point = needlepoint embroidery done with large stitches / a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads
  6195. grosgrain = a silk or silklike fabric with crosswise ribs
  6196. grotesque = art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
  6197. ground = the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface / (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting / a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth
  6198. ground bait = bait scattered on the water to attract fish
  6199. ground cable = a mooring cable
  6200. ground cloth = a waterproofed piece of cloth spread on the ground (as under a tent) to protect from moisture
  6201. ground control = a communication system for sending continuous radio messages to an airplane pilot who is making a ground-controlled approach to landing
  6202. ground floor = the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
  6203. ground level = the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
  6204. ground plan = a floor plan for the ground level of a building
  6205. ground tackle = a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  6206. ground-effect machine = a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
  6207. ground-emplaced mine = an explosive mine hidden underground
  6208. grounds = the enclosed land around a house or other building
  6209. groundsheet = a waterproofed piece of cloth spread on the ground (as under a tent) to protect from moisture
  6210. groundwork = lowest support of a structure
  6211. grove = garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
  6212. groyne = a protective structure of stone or concrete
  6213. grummet = fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
  6214. guard = a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
  6215. guard boat = a boat that is on guard duty (as in a harbor) around a fleet of warships
  6216. guard ship = a warship (at anchor or under way) required to maintain a higher degree of readiness than others in its squadron
  6217. guard's van = the car on a train that is occupied by the guard
  6218. guardhouse = a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained
  6219. guardrail = a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety
  6220. guardroom = a room used by soldiers on guard / a cell in which soldiers who are prisoners are confined
  6221. Guarnerius = a violin made by a member of the Guarneri family
  6222. gubbins = something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
  6223. gudgeon pin = pin joining a piston to a connecting rod
  6224. gueridon = a small round table
  6225. guest = any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
  6226. guesthouse = a house separate from the main house
  6227. guestroom = a bedroom that is kept for the use of guests
  6228. guidance device = a system of equipment for automatically guiding the path of a vehicle
  6229. guidance system = a system of equipment for automatically guiding the path of a vehicle
  6230. guide = a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
  6231. guide rope = a rope used to guide the movement of the load of a crane
  6232. Guided Bomb Unit-28 = a 5,000 pound laser-guided bomb that can be programmed to penetrate to a given depth before exploding
  6233. guided missile = a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
  6234. guided missile cruiser = a cruiser that carries guided missiles
  6235. guided missile destroyer = a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
  6236. guided missile frigate = a frigate that carries guided missiles
  6237. guildhall = the hall of a guild or corporation
  6238. guilloche = an architectural decoration formed by two intersecting wavy bands
  6239. guillotine = instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles
  6240. guimpe = a short blouse with sleeves that is worn under a jumper or pinafore dress / a piece of starched cloth covering the shoulders of a nun's habit
  6241. guitar = a stringed instrument usually having six strings
  6242. guitar pick = a plectrum used to pluck a guitar
  6243. gulag = a Russian prison camp for political prisoners
  6244. gum boot = a high boot made of rubber
  6245. gumshield = equipment that protects an athlete's mouth
  6246. gumshoe = a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
  6247. gun = a pedal that controls the throttle valve / large but transportable armament / a hand-operated pump that resembles a pistol
  6248. gun barrel = a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
  6249. gun carriage = a framework on which a gun is mounted for firing
  6250. gun case = a case for storing a gun
  6251. gun chamber = chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge
  6252. gun deck = formerly any deck other than the weather deck having cannons from end to end
  6253. gun emplacement = an emplacement for a gun
  6254. gun enclosure = a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
  6255. gun microphone = a highly directional microphone with a long barrel
  6256. gun mike = a highly directional microphone with a long barrel
  6257. gun muzzle = the open circular discharging end of a gun
  6258. gun pendulum = a ballistic pendulum consisting of a suspended gun
  6259. gun rest = wale at the top of the side of boat
  6260. gun room = military quarters of midshipmen and junior officers on a British warship
  6261. gun trigger = lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
  6262. gun turret = a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
  6263. gun-sight = a sight used for aiming a gun
  6264. gunboat = a small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns
  6265. gunflint = the piece of flint that provides the igniting spark in a flintlock weapon
  6266. gunlock = the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
  6267. gunnel = wale at the top of the side of boat
  6268. gunnery = guns collectively
  6269. gunny = coarse jute fabric
  6270. gunny sack = a bag made of burlap
  6271. gunnysack = a bag made of burlap
  6272. gunpoint = the gun muzzle's direction
  6273. gunsight = a sight used for aiming a gun
  6274. gunstock = the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun
  6275. gunwale = wale at the top of the side of boat
  6276. gurney = a metal stretcher with wheels
  6277. gusher = an oil well with a strong natural flow so that pumping is not necessary
  6278. gusset = a piece of material used to strengthen or enlarge a garment / a metal plate used to strengthen a joist / a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
  6279. gusset plate = a metal plate used to strengthen a joist
  6280. gut = a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
  6281. gutter = a channel along the eaves or on the roof
  6282. guy = a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent) / an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
  6283. guy cable = a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something
  6284. guy rope = a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something
  6285. guy wire = a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something
  6286. gym = athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
  6287. gym mat = sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
  6288. gym shoe = a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole
  6289. gym suit = clothes prescribed for wear while participating in gymnastic exercise
  6290. gymnasium = athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
  6291. gymnastic apparatus = sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises
  6292. gymnastic horse = a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
  6293. gymslip = a sleeveless tunic worn by English girls as part of a school uniform
  6294. gypsum board = wallboard with a gypsum plaster core bonded to layers of paper or fiberboard
  6295. gypsy cab = a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls
  6296. gyro = rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
  6297. gyro horizon = a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope
  6298. gyrocompass = a compass that does not depend on magnetism but uses a gyroscope instead
  6299. gyroplane = an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings
  6300. gyroscope = rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
  6301. gyrostabiliser = a stabilizer consisting of a heavy gyroscope that spins on a vertical axis
  6302. gyrostabilizer = a stabilizer consisting of a heavy gyroscope that spins on a vertical axis
  6303. H-bomb = a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
  6304. H.M.S. Bounty = a ship of the British navy
  6305. ha-ha = a ditch with one side being a retaining wall
  6306. HAART = a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors
  6307. haberdashery = a store where men's clothes are sold / the drygoods sold by a haberdasher
  6308. haberdashery store = a store where men's clothes are sold
  6309. habergeon = a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk
  6310. habiliment = a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  6311. habit = a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order / attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider
  6312. habitation = housing that someone is living in
  6313. hacienda = the main house on a ranch or large estate
  6314. hack = a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money / a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
  6315. hack saw = saw used with one hand for cutting metal
  6316. hackamore = rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
  6317. hackbut = an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
  6318. hackney = a carriage for hire
  6319. hackney carriage = a carriage for hire
  6320. hackney coach = a carriage for hire
  6321. hacksaw = saw used with one hand for cutting metal
  6322. haematinic = a medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood
  6323. haematocrit = a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
  6324. haemostat = a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel
  6325. haft = the handle of a weapon or tool
  6326. hagbut = an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
  6327. Hagia Sofia = a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul
  6328. Hagia Sophia = a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul
  6329. haick = an outer garment consisting of a large piece of white cloth
  6330. haik = an outer garment consisting of a large piece of white cloth
  6331. hair = cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair
  6332. hair curler = a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
  6333. hair drier = a hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair
  6334. hair dryer = a hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair
  6335. hair gel = jellylike substance used in hair styling
  6336. hair grease = a toiletry for the hair
  6337. hair mousse = toiletry consisting of an aerosol foam used in hair styling
  6338. hair oil = a toiletry for the hair
  6339. hair shirt = an uncomfortable shirt made of coarse animal hair
  6340. hair slide = a decorative hinged clip that girls and women put in their hair to hold it in place
  6341. hair space = the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters
  6342. hair spray = toiletry consisting of a commercial preparation that is sprayed on the hair to hold it in place
  6343. hair tonic = a toiletry for the hair
  6344. hair trigger = a gun trigger that responds with little pressure
  6345. hairbrush = a brush used to groom a person's hair
  6346. haircloth = cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair
  6347. hairdressing = a toiletry for the hair
  6348. hairgrip = a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together
  6349. hairnet = a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place
  6350. hairpiece = a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
  6351. hairpin = a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place
  6352. hairpin bend = a U-shaped bend in a road
  6353. hairspring = a fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece
  6354. halberd = a pike fitted with an ax head
  6355. half binding = book binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another
  6356. half boot = a boot reaching halfway up to the knee
  6357. half cross stitch = a single cross stitch at a diagonal
  6358. half door = an exterior door divided in two horizontally
  6359. half hatchet = a hatchet with a half axe head
  6360. half hitch = a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object
  6361. half mask = a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes
  6362. half sole = shoe sole extending from the shank to the toe
  6363. half track = a track that goes around only rear wheels / a motor vehicle propelled by half tracks
  6364. half-length = a portrait showing the body from only the waist up
  6365. half-relief = a sculptural relief between low relief and high relief
  6366. half-slip = undergarment worn under a skirt
  6367. halftone = an engraving used to reproduce an illustration / a print obtained from photoengraving
  6368. halftone engraving = an engraving used to reproduce an illustration
  6369. hall = a large entrance or reception room or area / a college or university building containing living quarters for students / a large building for meetings or entertainment / a large room for gatherings or entertainment / a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research / an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open / the large room of a manor or castle / a large and imposing house
  6370. Hall of Fame = a building containing trophies honoring famous people
  6371. hall of residence = a university dormitory
  6372. halliard = a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag
  6373. hallstand = a piece of furniture where coats and hats and umbrellas can be hung
  6374. hallucinogen = a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
  6375. hallucinogenic drug = a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
  6376. hallway = an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
  6377. halothane = a nonflammable inhalation anesthetic that produces general anesthesia
  6378. halter = a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered / rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading / a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  6379. halyard = a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag
  6380. hame = stable gear consisting of either of two curved supports that are attached to the collar of a draft horse and that hold the traces
  6381. hammer = a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking / a power tool for drilling rocks / a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate / the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled / a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire
  6382. hammerhead = the striking part of a hammer
  6383. hammock = a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting
  6384. Hammond organ = an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
  6385. hamper = a basket usually with a cover / a restraint that confines or restricts freedom
  6386. hand = a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
  6387. hand ax = a stone tool with a cutting edge
  6388. hand axe = a stone tool with a cutting edge
  6389. hand blower = a hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair
  6390. hand brake = a brake operated by hand
  6391. hand calculator = a calculator small enough to hold in the hand or carry in a pocket
  6392. hand cream = moisturizing cream for the hands
  6393. hand drill = a small portable drill held and operated by hand
  6394. hand glass = light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged image / a mirror intended to be held in the hand
  6395. hand grenade = a grenade designed to be thrown by hand
  6396. hand line = a fishing line managed principally by hand
  6397. hand lotion = lotion used to soften the hands
  6398. hand luggage = luggage that is light enough to be carried by hand
  6399. hand mirror = a mirror intended to be held in the hand
  6400. hand mower = a lawn mower that is operated by hand
  6401. hand organ = a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
  6402. hand pump = a pump worked by hand
  6403. hand puppet = a puppet with a cloth body and hollow head
  6404. hand saw = a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
  6405. hand shovel = a shovel that is operated by hand
  6406. hand throttle = a hand-operated lever that controls the throttle valve
  6407. hand tool = a tool used with workers' hands
  6408. hand towel = a small towel used to dry the hands or face
  6409. hand truck = a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top
  6410. hand wear = clothing for the hands
  6411. hand-held computer = a portable battery-powered computer small enough to be carried in your pocket
  6412. hand-held microcomputer = a portable battery-powered computer small enough to be carried in your pocket
  6413. hand-me-down = outgrown garment passed down from one person to another
  6414. handbag = a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories
  6415. handball = a small rubber ball used in playing the game of handball
  6416. handball court = the court on which handball is played
  6417. handbarrow = a rectangular frame with handles at both ends
  6418. handbasin = a basin for washing the hands
  6419. handbasket = a container that is usually woven and has handles
  6420. handbell = a bell that is held in the hand
  6421. handbow = a bow drawn by hand as distinguished from a crossbow
  6422. handcar = a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor
  6423. handcart = wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person
  6424. handcraft = a work produced by hand labor
  6425. handcuff = shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist
  6426. handgrip = the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  6427. handgun = a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
  6428. handheld drill = a small portable drill held and operated by hand
  6429. handhold = an appendage to hold onto
  6430. handicraft = a work produced by hand labor
  6431. handiwork = a work produced by hand labor
  6432. handkerchief = a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
  6433. handle = the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  6434. handlebar = the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
  6435. handline = a fishing line managed principally by hand
  6436. handlock = shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist
  6437. handloom = a loom powered by hand
  6438. handrail = a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
  6439. handrest = a support for the hand
  6440. handsaw = a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
  6441. handset = telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
  6442. handspike = a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever
  6443. handstamp = a stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand
  6444. handwear = clothing for the hands
  6445. handwheel = control consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated / a wheel worked by hand
  6446. handwork = a work produced by hand labor
  6447. hang glider = a glider resembling a large kite
  6448. hangar = a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
  6449. hangar queen = an airplane with a bad maintenance record
  6450. hanger = anything from which something can be hung
  6451. hanging = decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
  6452. Hanging Gardens of Babylon = a terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates
  6453. hangman's halter = a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  6454. hangman's rope = a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  6455. hank = a coil of rope or wool or yarn
  6456. hankey = a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
  6457. hankie = a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
  6458. hanky = a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
  6459. hansom = a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
  6460. hansom cab = a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
  6461. harbor = a place of refuge and comfort and security
  6462. harbour = a place of refuge and comfort and security
  6463. hard disc = a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
  6464. hard disk = a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
  6465. hard drive = computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
  6466. hard drug = a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
  6467. hard hat = a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workers
  6468. hard shoulder = a paved strip beside a motorway
  6469. hardback = a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
  6470. hardcover = a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
  6471. hardtop = a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
  6472. hardware = the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system / major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile) / instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
  6473. hardware store = a store selling hardware
  6474. hareem = living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
  6475. harem = living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
  6476. harmonica = a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole
  6477. harmonium = a free-reeded instrument with a piano keyboard in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
  6478. harness = stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart / a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body
  6479. harp = a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole / a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck
  6480. harpoon = a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales
  6481. harpoon gun = a cannon or similar gun that fires harpoons
  6482. harpoon line = a strong rope for making the catch fast to the harpooner's boat
  6483. harpoon log = a cylindrical log with a device that registers distance
  6484. harpsichord = a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
  6485. harquebus = an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
  6486. harrow = a cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil
  6487. Harvard = a university in Massachusetts
  6488. Harvard University = a university in Massachusetts
  6489. harvester = farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
  6490. haschisch = purified resinous extract of the hemp plant
  6491. hash = purified resinous extract of the hemp plant
  6492. hash house = an inexpensive restaurant
  6493. hasheesh = purified resinous extract of the hemp plant
  6494. hashish = purified resinous extract of the hemp plant
  6495. hasp = a fastener for a door or lid
  6496. hassock = a cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church) / thick cushion used as a seat
  6497. hat = headdress that protects the head from bad weather
  6498. hat shop = shop selling women's hats
  6499. hatband = a band around the crown of a hat just above the brim
  6500. hatbox = a round piece of luggage for carrying hats
  6501. hatch = a movable barrier covering a hatchway / a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open
  6502. hatchback = a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open / a car having a hatchback door
  6503. hatchback door = a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open
  6504. hatchel = a comb for separating flax fibers
  6505. hatchet = a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood) / weapon consisting of a fighting ax
  6506. hatchway = an entrance equipped with a hatch
  6507. hatpin = a long sturdy pin used by women to secure a hat to their hair
  6508. hatrack = a rack with hooks for temporarily holding coats and hats
  6509. hauberk = a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
  6510. hautbois = a slender double-reed instrument
  6511. hautboy = a slender double-reed instrument
  6512. havelock = a cloth covering for a service cap with a flap extending over the back of the neck to protect the neck from direct rays of the sun
  6513. haven = a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
  6514. haversack = a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
  6515. haw-haw = a ditch with one side being a retaining wall
  6516. Hawaiian guitar = guitar whose steel strings are twanged while being pressed with a movable steel bar for a glissando effect
  6517. hawk = a square board with a handle underneath
  6518. hawse = the hole that an anchor rope passes through
  6519. hawsehole = the hole that an anchor rope passes through
  6520. hawsepipe = the hole that an anchor rope passes through
  6521. hawser = large heavy rope for nautical use
  6522. hawser bend = a knot uniting the ends of two lines
  6523. hay bale = a bale of hay
  6524. hay conditioner = a farm machine that treats hay to cause more rapid and even drying
  6525. hayfork = a long-handled fork for turning or lifting hay
  6526. hayloft = a loft in a barn where hay is stored
  6527. haymaker = a farm machine that treats hay to cause more rapid and even drying
  6528. haymow = a loft in a barn where hay is stored
  6529. hayrack = a frame attached to a wagon to increase the amount of hay it can carry / a rack that holds hay for feeding livestock
  6530. hayrig = a frame attached to a wagon to increase the amount of hay it can carry
  6531. haywire = wire for tying up bales of hay
  6532. hazard = an obstacle on a golf course
  6533. head = a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum / a projection out from one end / (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship / the striking part of a tool / (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head / (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
  6534. head covering = a garment that covers the head and face
  6535. head gasket = a gasket to seal a cylinder head
  6536. head gate = a gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end / regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
  6537. head restraint = a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash
  6538. head shop = a shop specializing in articles of interest to drug users
  6539. headache powder = a powdered form of aspirin
  6540. headband = a band worn around or over the head
  6541. headboard = a vertical board or panel forming the head of a bedstead
  6542. headdress = clothing for the head
  6543. header = a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon / a framing member crossing and supporting the ends of joists, studs, or rafters so as to transfer their weight to parallel joists, studs, or rafters / brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall / horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
  6544. headfast = a mooring line that secures the bow of a boat or ship to a wharf
  6545. headgear = clothing for the head / stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head / the hoist at the pithead of a mine
  6546. heading = a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
  6547. headlamp = a powerful light with reflector
  6548. headlight = a powerful light with reflector
  6549. headphone = electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds
  6550. headpiece = a protective helmet for the head / the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head
  6551. headpin = the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins
  6552. headquarters = the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command / (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
  6553. headrace = a waterway that feeds water to a mill or water wheel or turbine
  6554. headrest = a rest for the head / a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash
  6555. headsail = any sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel
  6556. headscarf = a kerchief worn over the head and tied under the chin
  6557. headset = receiver consisting of a pair of headphones
  6558. headshot = a photograph of a person's head
  6559. headstall = the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head
  6560. headstock = the stationary support in a machine or power tool that supports and drives a revolving part
  6561. headstone = a stone that is used to mark a grave / the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
  6562. health club = a place of business with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness
  6563. health facility = building where medicine is practiced
  6564. health spa = a place of business with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness
  6565. healthcare facility = building where medicine is practiced
  6566. heap = a car that is old and unreliable
  6567. hearing aid = a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person / an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing
  6568. hearse = a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery
  6569. heart = a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it
  6570. heart monitor = a piece of electronic equipment for continual observation of the function of the heart
  6571. heart valve = an implant that replaces a natural cardiac valve
  6572. heart-lung machine = a pump to maintain circulation during heart surgery
  6573. hearth = an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built / home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
  6574. hearthrug = a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
  6575. hearthstone = a stone that forms a hearth
  6576. heat = utility to warm a building
  6577. heat engine = any engine that makes use of heat to do work
  6578. heat exchanger = device that transfers heat from one liquid to another without allowing them to mix
  6579. heat lamp = electric heater consisting of a high-power incandescent lamp that emits infrared radiation
  6580. heat pump = apparatus that extracts heat from a liquid that is at a higher temperature than its surroundings
  6581. heat shield = a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry
  6582. heat sink = a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat
  6583. heat-seeking missile = a missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation
  6584. heater = device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room
  6585. heating = utility to warm a building
  6586. heating element = the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat
  6587. heating pad = heater consisting of electrical heating elements contained in a flexible pad
  6588. heating plant = utility to warm a building
  6589. heating system = utility to warm a building
  6590. heaume = a large medieval helmet supported on the shoulders
  6591. heaver = a bar used as a lever
  6592. heavier-than-air craft = a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
  6593. heavy weapon = large but transportable armament
  6594. heckelphone = an oboe pitched an octave below the ordinary oboe
  6595. heckle = a comb for separating flax fibers
  6596. hectograph = duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
  6597. hedge = a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
  6598. hedge trimmer = a garden tool for trimming hedges
  6599. hedgerow = a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
  6600. heel = the bottom of a shoe or boot
  6601. heel counter = a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot
  6602. helicon = a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician
  6603. helicopter = an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
  6604. heliograph = an apparatus for sending telegraphic messages by using a mirror to turn the sun's rays off and on
  6605. heliogravure = an intaglio print produced by gravure
  6606. heliometer = an instrument used to measure the angular separation of two stars that are too far apart to be included in the field of view of an ordinary telescope
  6607. heliotype = duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
  6608. heliport = an airport for helicopters
  6609. helix = a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
  6610. hell dust = street names for heroin
  6611. helm = steering mechanism for a vessel
  6612. helmet = a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows / armor plate that protects the head
  6613. helminthic = a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
  6614. helve = the handle of a weapon or tool
  6615. hem = the edge of a piece of cloth
  6616. hematinic = a medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood
  6617. hematocrit = a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
  6618. hemming-stitch = a stitch used in sewing hems on skirts and dresses
  6619. hemodialyzer = a machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's body
  6620. hemostat = a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel
  6621. hemp = a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  6622. hempen necktie = a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  6623. hemstitch = embroidery similar to drawnwork / a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups
  6624. hemstitching = a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups
  6625. hen yard = an enclosed yard for keeping poultry
  6626. hencoop = a farm building for housing poultry
  6627. henhouse = a farm building for housing poultry
  6628. henroost = a roost for hens at night
  6629. heraldic bearing = heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  6630. heraldry = emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
  6631. herb garden = a garden for growing herbs
  6632. herbal medicine = a medicine made from plants and used to prevent or treat disease or promote health
  6633. herm = a statue consisting of a squared stone pillar with a carved head (usually a bearded Hermes) on top
  6634. hermaphrodite brig = two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast
  6635. hermitage = the abode of a hermit
  6636. heroin = a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative
  6637. herringbone = a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern / a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way
  6638. herringbone pattern = a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way
  6639. Herschelian telescope = a reflecting telescope with the mirror slightly tilted to throw the image to the side where it can be viewed
  6640. hessian = a man's high tasseled boot
  6641. Hessian boot = a man's high tasseled boot
  6642. heterodyne oscillator = an oscillator whose output heterodynes with the incoming radio signal to produce sum and difference tones
  6643. heterodyne receiver = a radio receiver that combines a locally generated frequency with the carrier frequency to produce a supersonic signal that is demodulated and amplified
  6644. hex nut = a nut with a hexagonal shape
  6645. hexachlorophene = antibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste
  6646. hi-fi = equipment for the reproduction of sound with high fidelity
  6647. hibachi = a portable brazier that burns charcoal and has a grill for cooking
  6648. hideaway = an area where you can be alone
  6649. high = a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
  6650. high altar = the main altar in a church
  6651. high bar = gymnastic apparatus consisting of a bar supported in a horizontal position by uprights at both ends
  6652. High Dam = one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
  6653. high fidelity sound system = equipment for the reproduction of sound with high fidelity
  6654. high gear = a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
  6655. high hat = a man's hat with a tall crown
  6656. high relief = a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
  6657. high street = street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
  6658. high table = a dining table in a dining-hall raised on a platform
  6659. high wire = a tightrope very high above the ground
  6660. high-angle gun = a cannon that can be fired at a high elevation for relatively short ranges
  6661. high-hat cymbal = cymbals that are operated by a foot pedal
  6662. high-pass filter = a filter that passes frequencies above a certain value and attenuates frequencies below that value
  6663. high-rise = tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments
  6664. high-warp loom = a handloom in which the warp is carried vertically
  6665. highball glass = a tall glass for serving highballs
  6666. highboard = a high diving board
  6667. highboy = a tall chest of drawers divided into two sections and supported on four legs
  6668. highchair = a chair for feeding a very young child
  6669. highlighter = a fluorescent marker used to mark important passages in a text / a cosmetic used to highlight the eyes or cheekbones
  6670. highly active antiretroviral therapy = a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors
  6671. highroad = a highway
  6672. highway = a major road for any form of motor transport
  6673. highway system = a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport
  6674. hijab = a headscarf worn by Muslim women
  6675. hill = structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones / (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
  6676. hilt = the handle of a sword or dagger
  6677. hinderance = any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  6678. hindrance = any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  6679. hinge = a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
  6680. hinge joint = a joint allowing movement in one plane only
  6681. hinging post = the gatepost on which the gate is hung
  6682. hip bath = a bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position
  6683. hip boot = a very high boot
  6684. hip pad = protective garment consisting of a pad worn by football and hockey players
  6685. hip pocket = a pocket in rear of trousers
  6686. hip roof = a roof having sloping ends as well as sloping sides
  6687. hipflask = a flask that holds spirits
  6688. hipped roof = a roof having sloping ends as well as sloping sides
  6689. hippodrome = a stadium for horse shows or horse races
  6690. histamine blocker = a medicine used to treat the gastric effects of histamine in cases of peptic ulcers and gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux
  6691. hit = a dose of a narcotic drug
  6692. hitch = any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome / a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it
  6693. hitching bar = a fixed horizontal rail to which a horse can be hitched to prevent it from straying
  6694. hitching post = a fixed post with a ring to which a horse can be hitched to prevent it from straying
  6695. hitchrack = a fixed horizontal rail to which a horse can be hitched to prevent it from straying
  6696. hive = a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
  6697. hoarding = large outdoor signboard
  6698. hob = a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm / a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears
  6699. hobble = a shackle for the ankles or feet
  6700. hobble skirt = a long skirt very narrow below the knees, worn between 1910 and 1914
  6701. hobby = a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers
  6702. hobbyhorse = a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers
  6703. hobnail = a short nail with a thick head
  6704. hockey puck = a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey
  6705. hockey skate = an ice skate worn for playing hockey
  6706. hockey stick = sports implement consisting of a curved or angled stick used by hockey players to move the puck
  6707. hod = an open box attached to a long pole handle
  6708. hodometer = a meter that shows mileage traversed
  6709. hodoscope = scientific instrument that traces the path of a charged particle
  6710. hoe = a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
  6711. hoe handle = the handle of a hoe
  6712. hogan = a Navajo lodge covered with earth
  6713. hogshead = a large cask especially one holding 63 gals
  6714. hoist = lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
  6715. hold = the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo / the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it / a cell in a jail or prison / a stronghold
  6716. holdall = a capacious bag or basket
  6717. holder = a holding device
  6718. holdfast = restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
  6719. holding cell = a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
  6720. holding device = a device for holding something
  6721. holding paddock = a pen where livestock is temporarily confined
  6722. holding pen = a pen where livestock is temporarily confined
  6723. holding yard = a pen where livestock is temporarily confined
  6724. hole = an opening deliberately made in or through something / one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
  6725. hole card = a playing card dealt face down and not revealed until the showdown
  6726. Hollerith card = a card on which data can be recorded in the form of punched holes
  6727. holloware = silverware serving dishes
  6728. hollowware = silverware serving dishes
  6729. hologram = the intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography
  6730. holograph = the intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography
  6731. holster = a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun / a belt with loops or slots for carrying small hand tools
  6732. Holy Grail = chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
  6733. holy of holies = sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept
  6734. holy oil = a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
  6735. Holy Sepulcher = the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
  6736. Holy Sepulchre = the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
  6737. homburg = a hat made of felt with a creased crown
  6738. home = housing that someone is living in / an institution where people are cared for / (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands
  6739. home appliance = an appliance that does a particular job in the home
  6740. home base = the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise / (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands
  6741. home computer = a computer intended for use in the home
  6742. home court = the court where the host team plays its home games
  6743. home office = the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
  6744. home plate = base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands
  6745. home room = a classroom in which all students in a particular grade (or in a division of a grade) meet at certain times under the supervision of a teacher who takes attendance and does other administrative business
  6746. home theater = television and video equipment designed to reproduce in the home the experience of being in a movie theater
  6747. home theatre = television and video equipment designed to reproduce in the home the experience of being in a movie theater
  6748. home-farm = a farm that supplies the needs of a large estate of establishment
  6749. homeroom = a classroom in which all students in a particular grade (or in a division of a grade) meet at certain times under the supervision of a teacher who takes attendance and does other administrative business
  6750. homespun = a rough loosely woven fabric originally made with yarn that was spun at home
  6751. homestead = dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
  6752. homestretch = the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line
  6753. homing device = the mechanism in a guided missile that guides it toward its objective
  6754. homing torpedo = a torpedo that is guided to its target
  6755. homolosine projection = an equal-area projection map of the globe
  6756. hone = a whetstone made of fine gritstone
  6757. honey oil = street names for ketamine
  6758. honeycomb = a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees
  6759. honky-tonk = a cheap drinking and dancing establishment
  6760. honkytonk = a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
  6761. hood = protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine / a headdress that protects the head and face / the folding roof of a carriage / metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes / (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head / a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera
  6762. hood latch = a catch that holds the hood of a car shut
  6763. hood ornament = an ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer
  6764. hooded cloak = a long cloak with a hood that can be pulled over the head
  6765. hooded coat = a long overcoat with a hood that can be pulled over the head
  6766. hoodmold = a protective drip that is made of stone
  6767. hoodmould = a protective drip that is made of stone
  6768. hoodoo = something believed to bring bad luck / a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
  6769. hook = a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something / a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something / a catch for locking a door
  6770. hook and eye = a kind of fastener used on clothing
  6771. hook spanner = a wrench with a hook that fits over a nut or bolt head
  6772. hook wrench = a wrench with a hook that fits over a nut or bolt head
  6773. hookah = an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
  6774. hookup = a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose / a device providing a connection between a power source and a user
  6775. hoop = horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball / a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling / a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt / a small arch used as croquet equipment
  6776. hoopskirt = a skirt stiffened with hoops
  6777. hoosegow = slang for a jail
  6778. hoosgow = slang for a jail
  6779. hooter = a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
  6780. Hoover Dam = a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
  6781. hop field = a garden where hops are grown
  6782. hop garden = a garden where hops are grown
  6783. hop pole = a tall pole to support the wires on which the hop plant is trained
  6784. hop-picker = a machine used for picking hops
  6785. hope chest = chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriage
  6786. hopper = funnel-shaped receptacle
  6787. hopsack = a loosely woven coarse fabric of cotton or linen
  6788. hopsacking = a loosely woven coarse fabric of cotton or linen
  6789. horizontal bar = gymnastic apparatus consisting of a bar supported in a horizontal position by uprights at both ends
  6790. horizontal section = a mechanical drawing of an object as if made by a plane cutting through it horizontally
  6791. horizontal stabiliser = the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
  6792. horizontal stabilizer = the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
  6793. horizontal surface = a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
  6794. horizontal tail = the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
  6795. horn = a device on an automobile for making a warning noise / a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone
  6796. horn button = a button that you press to activate the horn of an automobile
  6797. hornpipe = an ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind
  6798. horologe = a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
  6799. horoscope = a diagram of the positions of the planets and signs of the zodiac at a particular time and place
  6800. horror = something that inspires horror
  6801. horse = a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs / a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse
  6802. horse barn = a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
  6803. horse blanket = stable gear consisting of a blanket placed under the saddle
  6804. horse cart = heavy cart; drawn by a horse
  6805. horse pistol = a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
  6806. horse-cart = heavy cart; drawn by a horse
  6807. horse-drawn vehicle = a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
  6808. horse-pistol = a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
  6809. horse-trail = a trail for horses
  6810. horsebox = a conveyance (railroad car or trailer) for transporting racehorses
  6811. horsecar = an early form of streetcar that was drawn by horses
  6812. horsecloth = a cloth for the trapping of a horse
  6813. horsehair = a fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses
  6814. horsehair wig = a wig made of horsehair
  6815. horseless carriage = an early term for an automobile
  6816. horseshoe = U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof / game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes
  6817. horseshoe arch = a round arch that widens before rounding off
  6818. horsewhip = a whip for controlling horses
  6819. hose = a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas / man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries covering the legs and reaching up to the waist
  6820. hosepipe = a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
  6821. hosiery = socks and stockings and tights collectively
  6822. hospice = a lodging for travelers
  6823. hospital = a health facility where patients receive treatment
  6824. hospital bed = a single bed with a frame in three sections so the head or middle or foot can be raised as required
  6825. hospital room = a room in a hospital for the care of patients
  6826. hospital ship = a ship built to serve as a hospital
  6827. hospital train = a military train built to transport wounded troops to a hospital
  6828. hospital ward = block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
  6829. host = a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
  6830. hostel = inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips) / a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
  6831. hostelry = a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
  6832. hot line = a direct telephone line between two officials
  6833. hot pad = heater consisting of electrical heating elements contained in a flexible pad / a pad for use under a hot dish to protect a table
  6834. hot pants = skin-tight very short pants worn by young women as an outer garment
  6835. hot plate = a portable electric appliance for heating or cooking or keeping food warm
  6836. hot rod = a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
  6837. hot seat = an instrument of execution by electrocution
  6838. hot spot = a lively entertainment spot
  6839. hot tub = a very large tub (large enough for more than one bather) filled with hot water
  6840. hot-air balloon = balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
  6841. hot-rod = a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
  6842. hot-water bag = a stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body
  6843. hot-water bottle = a stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body
  6844. hot-water heater = a heater and storage tank to supply heated water
  6845. hot-water tank = a heater and storage tank to supply heated water
  6846. hotbed = a bed of earth covered with glass and heated by rotting manure to promote the growth of plants
  6847. hotbox = a journal bearing (as of a railroad car) that has overheated
  6848. hotel = a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
  6849. hotel room = a bedroom (usually with bath) in a hotel
  6850. hotel-casino = a building that houses both a hotel and a casino / a business establishment that combines a casino and a hotel
  6851. hothouse = a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
  6852. hotplate = a portable electric appliance for heating or cooking or keeping food warm
  6853. hotspot = a lively entertainment spot
  6854. houdah = a (usually canopied) seat for riding on the back of a camel or elephant
  6855. hound's-tooth check = textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
  6856. houndstooth check = textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
  6857. hour hand = the shorter hand of a clock that points to the hours
  6858. hourglass = a sandglass that runs for sixty minutes
  6859. house = a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families / a building in which something is sheltered or located / a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
  6860. house of cards = an unstable construction with playing cards
  6861. house of correction = a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
  6862. house of detention = an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily
  6863. house of God = any building where congregations gather for prayer
  6864. house of ill repute = a building where prostitutes are available
  6865. house of prayer = any building where congregations gather for prayer
  6866. house of prostitution = a building where prostitutes are available
  6867. house of worship = any building where congregations gather for prayer
  6868. house paint = paint used to cover the exterior woodwork of a house
  6869. house trailer = a wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy
  6870. houseboat = a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling
  6871. housecoat = a loose dressing gown for women
  6872. household appliance = an appliance that does a particular job in the home
  6873. household linen = drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
  6874. houselights = lights that illuminate the audience's part of a theater or other auditorium
  6875. housepaint = paint used to cover the exterior woodwork of a house
  6876. housetop = the roof of a house
  6877. housing = stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse / structures collectively in which people are housed / a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
  6878. hovel = small crude shelter used as a dwelling
  6879. hovercraft = a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
  6880. howdah = a (usually canopied) seat for riding on the back of a camel or elephant
  6881. howitzer = a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range
  6882. hoy = a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads
  6883. HQ = the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command
  6884. huarache = a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather straps
  6885. huaraches = a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather straps
  6886. hub = the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
  6887. hub-and-spoke = a system of air transportation in which local airports offer air transportation to a central airport where long-distance flights are available
  6888. hub-and-spoke system = a system of air transportation in which local airports offer air transportation to a central airport where long-distance flights are available
  6889. hubble-bubble = an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
  6890. hubbly-bubbly = an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
  6891. hubcap = cap that fits over the hub of a wheel
  6892. huck = toweling consisting of coarse absorbent cotton or linen fabric
  6893. huckaback = toweling consisting of coarse absorbent cotton or linen fabric
  6894. hug drug = street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  6895. hug-me-tight = a woman's fitted jacket
  6896. hula-hoop = plaything consisting of a tubular plastic hoop for swinging around the hips
  6897. hulk = a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned
  6898. hull = the frame or body of ship
  6899. human remains pouch = a bag in which the body of a dead soldier is placed
  6900. humanoid = an automaton that resembles a human being
  6901. Humber Bridge = a suspension bridge at Hull, England
  6902. humeral veil = a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church
  6903. humidifier = an appliance designed to add moisture to the air in a building
  6904. humming top = a top that makes a humming noise as it spins
  6905. hunter = a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
  6906. hunting crop = a short whip with a thong at the end and a handle for opening gates
  6907. hunting knife = a large sharp knife with a handle shaped to fit the grip
  6908. hunting lodge = a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter
  6909. hunting watch = a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
  6910. hurdle = a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
  6911. hurdy gurdy = a stringed instrument that produces sounds by means of a wheel that rubs against the strings
  6912. hurdy-gurdy = a stringed instrument that produces sounds by means of a wheel that rubs against the strings
  6913. hurricane deck = a deck at the top of a passenger ship
  6914. hurricane lamp = an oil lamp with a glass chimney and perforated metal lid to protect the flame from high winds
  6915. hurricane lantern = an oil lamp with a glass chimney and perforated metal lid to protect the flame from high winds
  6916. hurricane roof = a deck at the top of a passenger ship
  6917. hut = small crude shelter used as a dwelling / temporary military shelter
  6918. hutch = small crude shelter used as a dwelling / a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
  6919. hutment = an encampment of huts
  6920. hydantoin = any of a group of anticonvulsant drugs used in treating epilepsy
  6921. hydrant = a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks / a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
  6922. hydraulic brake = brake system in which a brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder
  6923. hydraulic brake cylinder = a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston
  6924. hydraulic brakes = brake system in which a brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder
  6925. hydraulic press = press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston having a large area
  6926. hydraulic pump = a water pump that uses the kinetic energy of flowing water to force a small fraction of that water to a reservoir at a higher level
  6927. hydraulic ram = a water pump that uses the kinetic energy of flowing water to force a small fraction of that water to a reservoir at a higher level
  6928. hydraulic system = a mechanism operated by the resistance offered or the pressure transmitted when a liquid is forced through a small opening or tube
  6929. hydraulic transmission = a transmission that depends on a hydraulic system
  6930. hydraulic transmission system = a transmission that depends on a hydraulic system
  6931. hydroelectric turbine = turbine consisting of a large and efficient version of a water wheel used to drive an electric generator
  6932. hydroflumethiazide = diuretic used to treat hypertension and edema
  6933. hydrofoil = a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds / a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
  6934. hydrogen bomb = a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
  6935. hydrometer = a measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solid
  6936. hydroplane = a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds / an airplane that can land on or take off from water
  6937. hygrodeik = a wet and dry bulb hygrometer
  6938. hygrometer = measuring instrument for measuring the relative humidity of the atmosphere
  6939. hygroscope = hygrometer that shows variations in the relative humidity of the atmosphere
  6940. hyoscine = an alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures
  6941. hyoscyamine = a poisonous crystalline alkaloid
  6942. hyperbaric chamber = a large chamber in which the oxygen pressure is above normal for the atmosphere
  6943. hypercoaster = a roller coaster that goes up 200 feet or higher and can catapult riders from 0 to 70 mph in 4 seconds by motors originally designed to launch rockets
  6944. hypermarket = a huge supermarket
  6945. hypnotic = a drug that induces sleep
  6946. hypo = a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections
  6947. hypodermic = a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections
  6948. hypodermic needle = a hollow needle
  6949. hypodermic syringe = a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections
  6950. hypsometer = an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation
  6951. hysterosalpingogram = X ray of the uterus and Fallopian tubes
  6952. I-beam = girder having a cross section resembling the letter `I'
  6953. I.E.D. = an explosive device that is improvised
  6954. ICBM = a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another
  6955. ice = a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating / a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine / an amphetamine derivative used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride
  6956. ice ax = an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice
  6957. ice axe = an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice
  6958. ice bag = a waterproof bag filled with ice: applied to the body (especially the head) to cool or reduce swelling
  6959. ice chest = a refrigerator for cooling liquids
  6960. ice cube = a small cube of artificial ice
  6961. ice hockey rink = an ice rink for playing ice hockey
  6962. ice machine = an electric refrigerator to supply ice cubes
  6963. ice maker = an appliance included in some electric refrigerators for making ice cubes
  6964. ice pack = a waterproof bag filled with ice: applied to the body (especially the head) to cool or reduce swelling
  6965. ice pick = pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point
  6966. ice rink = a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating
  6967. ice skate = skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole
  6968. ice tongs = tongs for lifting blocks of ice
  6969. ice wagon = a horse-drawn wagon that delivered ice door to door
  6970. ice yacht = a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame
  6971. ice-hockey rink = an ice rink for playing ice hockey
  6972. ice-skating rink = a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating
  6973. ice-wagon = a horse-drawn wagon that delivered ice door to door
  6974. iceboat = a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame
  6975. icebox = white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
  6976. icebreaker = a ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation
  6977. iced-tea spoon = a teaspoon with a long handle
  6978. icehouse = a house for storing ice
  6979. icepick = pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point
  6980. icetray = a tray for making cubes of ice in a refrigerator
  6981. icon = a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel
  6982. iconography = the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject
  6983. iconoscope = the first practical television-camera for picture pickup
  6984. idiot box = an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
  6985. Iditarod Trail = a trail that extends 1,100 miles from Anchorage over the Alaska Range to Nome
  6986. idle pulley = a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it
  6987. idle wheel = a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it
  6988. idler pulley = a pulley on a shaft that presses against a guide belt to guide or tighten it
  6989. idol = a material effigy that is worshipped
  6990. IED = an explosive device that is improvised
  6991. igloo = an Eskimo hut
  6992. iglu = an Eskimo hut
  6993. igniter = a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
  6994. ignition = the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
  6995. ignition coil = an induction coil that converts current from a battery into the high-voltage current required by spark plugs
  6996. ignition interlock = a device that prevents an automotive engine from starting
  6997. ignition key = a key that operates the ignition switch of an automotive engine
  6998. ignition lock = a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  6999. ignition switch = switch that operates a solenoid that closes a circuit to operate the starter
  7000. ignition system = the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
  7001. ignitor = a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
  7002. ikon = a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel
  7003. illumination = painting or drawing included in a book
  7004. illustration = a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
  7005. image = a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture) / a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
  7006. image orthicon = a now obsolete picture pickup tube in a television camera
  7007. image scanner = an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer
  7008. imaret = a hostel for pilgrims in Turkey
  7009. imbrication = covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another
  7010. imitation = something copied or derived from an original
  7011. imitation leather = fabric made to look like leather
  7012. immersion heater = a heating element that is immersed in the liquid that is to be heated
  7013. immovable bandage = a bandage of cloth impregnated with a substance (e.g., plaster of Paris) that hardens soon after it is applied
  7014. immune suppressant drug = a drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
  7015. immunizing agent = any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body
  7016. immunogen = any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body
  7017. immunosuppressant = a drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
  7018. immunosuppressive = a drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
  7019. immunosuppressive drug = a drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
  7020. immunosuppressor = a drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
  7021. impact printer = a printer that prints by mechanical impacts
  7022. impasse = a street with only one way in or out
  7023. impediment = any structure that makes progress difficult
  7024. impedimenta = the baggage and equipment carried by an army / any structure that makes progress difficult
  7025. impeller = the blade of a rotor
  7026. imperial = a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach
  7027. implant = a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
  7028. implement = instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
  7029. implements of war = weapons considered collectively
  7030. import = commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
  7031. importation = commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
  7032. impost = the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs
  7033. impression = an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
  7034. Impressionism = a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light
  7035. imprint = a device produced by pressure on a surface
  7036. improver = a component that is added to something to improve it
  7037. improvisation = a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously
  7038. improvised explosive device = an explosive device that is improvised
  7039. impulse explosive = an explosive that is used to propel projectiles from guns or to propel rockets and missiles or to launch torpedos and depth charges
  7040. impulse turbine = a turbine that is driven by jets direct against the blades
  7041. in-basket = a wood or metal receptacle placed on your desk to hold your incoming material
  7042. in-line skate = a shoe with a line of rollers fixed to the sole
  7043. in-tray = a wood or metal receptacle placed on your desk to hold your incoming material
  7044. incandescent lamp = electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
  7045. incendiary = a bomb that is designed to start fires
  7046. incendiary bomb = a bomb that is designed to start fires
  7047. incinerator = a furnace for incinerating
  7048. incline = an inclined surface connecting two levels
  7049. inclined plane = a simple machine for elevating objects
  7050. inclinometer = an instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevation / a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane) / an instrument showing the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizon
  7051. incrustation = a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
  7052. incubator = apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat
  7053. incumbrance = any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  7054. Independence Hall = the building in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed
  7055. index register = a register used to determine the address of an operand
  7056. Indiaman = a large sailing ship that was engaged in the British trade with India
  7057. Indian club = a bottle-shaped club used in exercises
  7058. indian lodge = any of various Native American dwellings
  7059. Indian trail = a trail through the wilderness worn by Amerindians
  7060. indicator = a device for showing the operating condition of some system
  7061. indicator lamp = indicator consisting of a light to indicate whether power is on or a motor is in operation
  7062. indirect lighting = a concealed lighting fixture
  7063. indoor garden = a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
  7064. inductance = an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit
  7065. induction accelerator = accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux
  7066. induction coil = a coil for producing a high voltage from a low-voltage source
  7067. inductor = an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit
  7068. industrial plant = buildings for carrying on industrial labor
  7069. industrial watercourse = a canal that is operated by one or more industries
  7070. inertial guidance system = a system to control a plane or spacecraft
  7071. inertial navigation system = a system to control a plane or spacecraft
  7072. infernal machine = a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time
  7073. infield = the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
  7074. infirmary = a health facility where patients receive treatment
  7075. inflatable cushion = a cushion usually made of rubber or plastic that can be inflated
  7076. inflater = an air pump operated by hand to inflate something
  7077. inflator = an air pump operated by hand to inflate something
  7078. information processing system = a machine for performing calculations automatically
  7079. information superhighway = an extensive electronic network (such as the internet) used for the rapid transfer of sound and video and graphics in digital form
  7080. information system = system consisting of the network of all communication channels used within an organization
  7081. infrared lamp = electric heater consisting of a high-power incandescent lamp that emits infrared radiation
  7082. infrastructure = the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area / the basic structure or features of a system or organization
  7083. inglenook = a corner by a fireplace
  7084. ingot = metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handling
  7085. ingredient = a component of a mixture or compound
  7086. inhalant = a medication to be taken by inhaling it
  7087. inhalation = a medication to be taken by inhaling it
  7088. inhalation anaesthetic = a gas that produces general anesthesia when inhaled
  7089. inhalation anesthetic = a gas that produces general anesthesia when inhaled
  7090. inhalation general anaesthetic = a gas that produces general anesthesia when inhaled
  7091. inhalation general anesthetic = a gas that produces general anesthesia when inhaled
  7092. inhalator = a dispenser that produces a chemical vapor to be inhaled in order to relieve nasal congestion / a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
  7093. inhaler = a dispenser that produces a chemical vapor to be inhaled in order to relieve nasal congestion
  7094. injector = a contrivance for injecting
  7095. ink bottle = a bottle of ink
  7096. ink cartridge = a cartridge that contains ink and can be replaced
  7097. ink eraser = an eraser that removes ink marks
  7098. ink-jet printer = a printer that produces characters by projecting electrically charged droplets of ink
  7099. inking pad = a block of absorbent material saturated with ink
  7100. inkle = a linen tape used for trimming as a decoration
  7101. inkpad = a block of absorbent material saturated with ink
  7102. inkpot = a bottle of ink
  7103. inkstand = a tray or stand for writing implements and containers for ink / a small well holding writing ink into which a pen can be dipped
  7104. inkwell = a small well holding writing ink into which a pen can be dipped
  7105. inlay = a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface / (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place
  7106. inlet = an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container
  7107. inlet manifold = manifold that carries vaporized fuel from the carburetor to the inlet valves of the cylinders
  7108. inn = a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
  7109. inner tube = an inflatable rubber tube that fits inside the casing of a pneumatic tire
  7110. innersole = the inner sole of a shoe or boot where the foot rests
  7111. innovation = a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
  7112. input = a component of production
  7113. input device = a device that can be used to insert data into a computer or other computational device
  7114. insane asylum = a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
  7115. insert = an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
  7116. inset = a piece of material used to strengthen or enlarge a garment / an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted / a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one
  7117. inside caliper = caliper for measuring inside dimensions
  7118. inside clinch = a clinch with the end of the line inside the loop
  7119. insole = the inner sole of a shoe or boot where the foot rests
  7120. inspiration = a product of your creative thinking and work
  7121. installation = a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
  7122. instep = the part of a shoe or stocking that covers the arch of the foot
  7123. instillator = medical apparatus that puts a liquid into a cavity drop by drop
  7124. institution = an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated / a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
  7125. instrument = a device that requires skill for proper use / any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
  7126. instrument of execution = an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
  7127. instrument of punishment = an instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person
  7128. instrument of torture = an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person
  7129. instrument panel = electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices
  7130. instrumentality = an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
  7131. instrumentation = an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
  7132. insulating tape = a water-resistant adhesive tape used to insulate exposed electrical conductors
  7133. intaglio = glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem
  7134. intake = an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container
  7135. intake manifold = a manifold consisting of a pipe to carry fuel to each cylinder in an internal-combustion engine
  7136. intake valve = a valve that controls the flow of fluid through an intake
  7137. integrated circuit = a microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductor
  7138. integrator = a measuring instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure
  7139. Intelnet = a computer network similar to but separate from the internet
  7140. interceptor = a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft
  7141. interchange = a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
  7142. intercom = a communication system linking different rooms within a building or ship etc
  7143. intercom speaker = the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address system
  7144. intercommunication system = a communication system linking different rooms within a building or ship etc
  7145. intercontinental ballistic missile = a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another
  7146. interface = a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases) / (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another
  7147. interference = any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  7148. interferometer = any measuring instrument that uses interference patterns to make accurate measurements of waves
  7149. interferon = an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus
  7150. interior decoration = decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior
  7151. interior door = a door that closes off rooms within a building
  7152. interlayer = a layer placed between other layers
  7153. interlock = a device that prevents an automotive engine from starting
  7154. intermixture = an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
  7155. internal drive = a drive mounted inside of a computer
  7156. internal-combustion engine = a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace
  7157. internet = a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
  7158. internment camp = a camp for prisoners of war
  7159. interocular lens implant = a clear plastic lens that is implanted in the eye
  7160. interphone = a telephonic intercommunication system linking different rooms in a building or ship etc
  7161. interrupter = a device for automatically interrupting an electric current
  7162. intersection = a junction where one street or road crosses another
  7163. interstate = one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
  7164. interstate highway = one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
  7165. interstice = small opening between things
  7166. intimate apparel = women's underwear and nightclothes
  7167. intoxicant = a drug that can produce a state of intoxication
  7168. intranet = a restricted computer network
  7169. intraocular lens = an artificial lens that is implanted into the eye of someone to replace a damaged natural lens or someone who has had a cataract removed
  7170. intrauterine device = contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
  7171. intravenous anesthetic = an anesthetic that produces anesthesia when injected into the circulatory system
  7172. intravenous pyelogram = X-ray picture of the kidneys and ureters after injection of a radiopaque dye
  7173. intrenchment = an entrenched fortification
  7174. invention = a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
  7175. inventory = the merchandise that a shop has on hand
  7176. inverted pleat = a box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward
  7177. inverter = an electrical converter that converts direct current into alternating current
  7178. iodine = a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol
  7179. iodochlorhydroxyquin = drug used to treat certain fungal infection
  7180. iodoform = a yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor
  7181. IOL = a clear plastic lens that is implanted in the eye
  7182. ion engine = a type of reaction-propulsion engine to propel rockets in space
  7183. ion pump = a vacuum pump that removes gas by ionizing the atoms or molecules and adsorbing them on a metal surface
  7184. ionization chamber = a measuring instrument that measures the amount of ionizing radiation
  7185. ionization tube = a measuring instrument that measures the amount of ionizing radiation
  7186. ipecac = a medicinal drug used to evoke vomiting
  7187. iPod = a pocket-sized device used to play music files
  7188. iproclozide = an antidepressant drug that acts as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor
  7189. IPV = a poliovirus vaccine consisting of inactivated polio virus that is injected subcutaneously to provide immunity to poliomyelitis
  7190. iris = diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
  7191. iris diaphragm = diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
  7192. iron = home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth / a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head / implement used to brand live stock
  7193. iron boot = an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
  7194. iron collar = an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
  7195. iron foundry = a foundry where cast iron is produced
  7196. iron heel = an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
  7197. iron horse = an early term for a locomotive
  7198. iron lung = respirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respiration
  7199. iron maiden = instrument of torture consisting of a hollow iron frame shaped like the human body and lined with spikes to impale the victim
  7200. ironclad = a wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with iron or steel armor
  7201. ironing = garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed
  7202. ironing board = narrow padded board on collapsible supports
  7203. ironmonger = a store selling hardware
  7204. ironmonger's shop = a store selling hardware
  7205. ironmongery = the merchandise that is sold in an ironmonger's shop
  7206. irons = metal shackles
  7207. ironware = instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
  7208. ironwork = work made of iron
  7209. ironworks = the workplace where iron is smelted or where iron goods are made
  7210. irregular = merchandise that has imperfections
  7211. irrigation ditch = a ditch to supply dry land with water artificially
  7212. island = a zone or area resembling an island
  7213. island dispenser = a pump in a service station that draws gasoline from underground storage tanks
  7214. isobutyl nitrite = a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
  7215. isoflurane = a widely used inhalation anesthetic
  7216. issue = an opening that permits escape or release
  7217. item = a whole individual unit
  7218. IUD = contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
  7219. IVP = X-ray picture of the kidneys and ureters after injection of a radiopaque dye
  7220. izar = a voluminous cotton outer garment (usually white) traditionally worn by Muslim women of northern Africa and the Middle East
  7221. jabot = a ruffle on the front of a woman's blouse or a man's shirt
  7222. jack = tool for exerting pressure or lifting / one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince / small flag indicating a ship's nationality / game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks / an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug / a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling
  7223. jack ladder = a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
  7224. jack plane = a carpenter's plane for rough finishing
  7225. jack-in-the-box = plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened
  7226. jack-o'-lantern = lantern carved from a pumpkin
  7227. jackboot = a man's high tasseled boot
  7228. jacket = dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth / a short coat / an outer wrapping or casing / the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition
  7229. jacket crown = dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
  7230. jackhammer = a hammer driven by compressed air
  7231. jackknife = a large knife with one or more folding blades
  7232. jacklight = a light used as a lure in hunting or fishing at night
  7233. jackscrew = screw-operated jack
  7234. jackstones = game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks
  7235. jackstraw = a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws
  7236. Jacob's ladder = a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
  7237. jaconet = a lightweight cotton cloth with a smooth and slightly stiff finish
  7238. Jacquard = a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads
  7239. Jacquard loom = a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads
  7240. jag = a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing / a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath
  7241. jail = a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government
  7242. jail cell = a room where a prisoner is kept
  7243. jailhouse = a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government
  7244. jakes = a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
  7245. jalopy = a car that is old and unreliable
  7246. jalousie = a shutter made of angled slats / a window with glass louvers
  7247. Jamaica shorts = short pants that end at the knee
  7248. jamb = upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame
  7249. jambeau = armor plate that protects legs below the knee
  7250. jamjar = a jar for holding jellies or preserves
  7251. jammer = a transmitter used to broadcast electronic jamming
  7252. jammies = loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging
  7253. jampan = a kind of sedan chair used in India
  7254. jampot = a jar for holding jellies or preserves
  7255. japan = lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient / lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
  7256. jar = a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
  7257. Jarvik artificial heart = a kind of artificial heart that has been used with some success
  7258. Jarvik heart = a kind of artificial heart that has been used with some success
  7259. jaunting car = an open two-wheeled one-horse cart formerly widely used in Ireland
  7260. jaunty car = an open two-wheeled one-horse cart formerly widely used in Ireland
  7261. javelin = a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
  7262. jaw = holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
  7263. JDAM = a pinpoint bomb guidance device that can be strapped to a gravity bomb thus converting dumb bombs into smart bombs
  7264. je ne sais quoi = something indescribable
  7265. jean = a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
  7266. jeans = close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
  7267. jeep = a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain
  7268. jellaba = a loose cloak with a hood
  7269. jemmy = a short crowbar
  7270. jerkin = a tight sleeveless and collarless jacket (often made of leather) worn by men in former times
  7271. jeroboam = a large wine bottle
  7272. jersey = a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric / a close-fitting pullover shirt
  7273. Jerusalem cross = a cross with equal arms, each terminating in a small crossbar
  7274. jet = an artificially produced flow of water / an airplane powered by one or more jet engines / street names for ketamine
  7275. jet bridge = an extendible bridge for loading passengers onto large commercial airplanes
  7276. jet engine = a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
  7277. jet plane = an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
  7278. jet-propelled plane = an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
  7279. jetliner = a large jet plane that carries passengers
  7280. jetsam = the floating wreckage of a ship / the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm
  7281. jetty = a protective structure of stone or concrete
  7282. jew's harp = a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
  7283. jewel = a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
  7284. jewel casket = small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
  7285. jeweled headdress = a headdress adorned with jewels
  7286. jeweler's glass = an optical instrument used by jewelers
  7287. jeweler's loupe = small magnifying glass (usually set in an eyepiece) used by jewelers and horologists
  7288. jewelled headdress = a headdress adorned with jewels
  7289. jewellery = an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems
  7290. jewelry = an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems
  7291. jews' harp = a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
  7292. jib = any triangular fore-and-aft sail
  7293. jibboom = a spar that extends the bowsprit
  7294. jig = a device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it / a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water
  7295. jigger = any small mast on a sailing vessel
  7296. jiggermast = any small mast on a sailing vessel
  7297. jigsaw = fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines / a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut
  7298. jigsaw puzzle = a puzzle that requires you to reassemble a picture that has been mounted on a stiff base and cut into interlocking pieces
  7299. jim crow = a crowbar fitted with a claw for pulling nails
  7300. jimdandy = something excellent of its kind
  7301. jimhickey = something excellent of its kind
  7302. jimmy = a short crowbar
  7303. jinrikisha = a small two-wheeled cart for one passenger
  7304. jitney = a vehicle carrying many passengers
  7305. job = a workplace; as in the expression `on the job' / an object worked on
  7306. job-oriented terminal = a terminal designed for a particular application
  7307. jobcentre = a government office in a town where information about available jobs is displayed and where unemployment benefits are administered
  7308. jock = a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
  7309. jockey cap = a cap with a bill
  7310. jockstrap = a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
  7311. jodhpur = a short riding boot that fastens with a buckle at the side
  7312. jodhpur boot = a short riding boot that fastens with a buckle at the side
  7313. jodhpur breeches = flared trousers ending at the calves
  7314. jodhpur shoe = a short riding boot that fastens with a buckle at the side
  7315. jodhpurs = flared trousers ending at the calves
  7316. joggle = a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
  7317. john = a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  7318. Johns Hopkins = a university in Baltimore
  7319. joinery = fine woodwork done by a joiner
  7320. joint = marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking / junction by which parts or objects are joined together / a disreputable place of entertainment
  7321. Joint Direct Attack Munition = a pinpoint bomb guidance device that can be strapped to a gravity bomb thus converting dumb bombs into smart bombs
  7322. joint hinge = a hinge with two long straps
  7323. jointer = a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together
  7324. jointer plane = a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together
  7325. jointing plane = a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together
  7326. joist = beam used to support floors or roofs
  7327. joker = a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester
  7328. jolly = a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
  7329. jolly boat = a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
  7330. Jolly Roger = a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background
  7331. jook = a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
  7332. jook house = a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
  7333. jook joint = a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
  7334. jorum = a large drinking bowl
  7335. joss = a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol
  7336. joss house = a Chinese temple or shrine for idol worship
  7337. journal = the part of the axle contained by a bearing / a record book as a physical object
  7338. journal bearing = the bearing of a journal
  7339. journal box = metal housing for a journal bearing
  7340. joystick = a manual control consisting of a vertical handle that can move freely in two directions
  7341. judas = a one-way peephole in a door
  7342. judge's robe = a gown worn by academics or judges
  7343. jug = a large bottle with a narrow mouth
  7344. Juggernaut = a crude idol of Krishna
  7345. juice reamer = a squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit
  7346. juicer = a squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit
  7347. juju = a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
  7348. juke = a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
  7349. juke house = a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
  7350. juke joint = a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
  7351. jukebox = a cabinet containing an automatic record player
  7352. jumbo jet = a very large jet plane
  7353. jumbojet = a very large jet plane
  7354. jump rope = a length of rope (usually with handles on each end) that is swung around while someone jumps over it
  7355. jump seat = a folding seat in an automobile
  7356. jump suit = one-piece uniform worn by parachutists / one-piece garment fashioned after a parachutist's uniform
  7357. jumper = a sleeveless dress resembling an apron
  7358. jumper cable = a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
  7359. jumper lead = a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
  7360. jumping jack = plaything consisting of a toy figure with movable joints that can be made to dance by pulling strings
  7361. jumpsuit = one-piece garment fashioned after a parachutist's uniform
  7362. junction = the place where two or more things come together / something that joins or connects
  7363. junction barrier = a junction unit for connecting 2 cables without the need for plugs
  7364. junction rectifier = a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
  7365. junction transistor = a semiconductor device capable of amplification
  7366. jungle gym = a structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play
  7367. junk = any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
  7368. junk shop = a shop that sells cheap secondhand goods
  7369. jury box = an enclosure within a courtroom for the jury
  7370. jury mast = a temporary mast to replace one that has broken off
  7371. K = street names for ketamine
  7372. Kaaba = a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham
  7373. kachina = a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit
  7374. kaffiyeh = an Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal
  7375. kaftan = a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles
  7376. Kakemono = a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hanging
  7377. kalansuwa = a cap that is wrapped around by a turban and worn by Muslim religious elders
  7378. Kalashnikov = a type of submachine gun made in Russia
  7379. kaleidoscope = an optical toy in a tube
  7380. kalian = an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
  7381. kalpac = a high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus
  7382. kameez = a long tunic worn by many people from the Indian subcontinent
  7383. kamikaze = a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
  7384. Kammon Strait Bridge = a suspension bridge between Kyushu and Honshu
  7385. kanzu = a long garment (usually white) with long sleeves
  7386. karabiner = an oblong metal ring with a spring clip
  7387. kat = the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea
  7388. katharometer = measures thermal conductivity
  7389. kayak = a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins
  7390. kazoo = a toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece
  7391. keel = one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel
  7392. keel arch = a pointed arch having an S-shape on both sides
  7393. keelboat = river boat with a shallow draught and a keel but no sails; used to carry freight
  7394. keelson = a longitudinal beam connected to the keel of ship to strengthen it
  7395. keep = a cell in a jail or prison / the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
  7396. keepsake = something of sentimental value
  7397. keg = small cask or barrel
  7398. kennel = outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
  7399. kepi = a cap with a flat circular top and a visor
  7400. keratoscope = medical instrument to examine the cornea in order to detect irregularities in its anterior surface
  7401. kerb = an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones
  7402. kerbstone = a paving stone forming part of a curb
  7403. kerchief = a square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck
  7404. kern = the part of a metal type that projects beyond its body
  7405. kerosene heater = heater that burns oil (as kerosine) for heating or cooking
  7406. kerosene lamp = a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
  7407. kerosine heater = heater that burns oil (as kerosine) for heating or cooking
  7408. kerosine lamp = a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for