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Nassau Tweet Definition of Nassau Like Definition of Nassau on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the Bahamas.
nelson Tweet Definition of nelson Like Definition of nelson on Facebook
noun
  1. (cricket) a score of 111, sometimes considered to be unlucky (supposedly from the belief that Lord Nelson had one eye, one arm and one leg (disputed))
    1. a wrestling hold in which a wrestler's arm is locked behind his back
neutral zone Tweet Definition of neutral zone Like Definition of neutral zone on Facebook
noun
  1. zone between the defensive line of scrimmage and the offensive line of scrimmage
  2. (icehockey) zone on the playing surface between the attacking zone and the defending zone as delineated by the two blue lines.
NHL Tweet Definition of NHL Like Definition of NHL on Facebook
initialism
  1. National Hockey League
niblick Tweet Definition of niblick Like Definition of niblick on Facebook
noun 
  1. (Sports) (dated) A metal headed golf club with a large highly lofted head. Replaced by sand iron or wedge in a modern set of clubs
nine Tweet Definition of nine Like Definition of nine on Facebook
noun
  1. The digit or figure 9.
  2. (playing cards) Card with 9 pips.
Nob Tweet Definition of Nob Like Definition of Nob on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Old Testament) a place, north of Jerusalem, whose inhabitants were massacred by w:Saul, Saul
no ball Tweet Definition of no ball Like Definition of no ball on Facebook
noun
  1. (cricket) a ball delivered by a bowler in violation of any of the various laws; the extra run then credited to the batting side; the signal, with an arm outstretched, then made by the umpire
verbto no ball
  1. (context, of a bowler) to bowl a no ball
  2. (context, of an umpire) to call and signal a no ball
noble Tweet Definition of noble Like Definition of noble on Facebook
noun
  1. An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood
adjective
  1. Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and character
He made a effort.
nock Tweet Definition of nock Like Definition of nock on Facebook
noun
  1. (misspelling of, knock)
  2. Either of the two grooves in a bow that hold the bowstring.
  3. The notch at the rear of an arrow that fits on the bowstring.
no-hitter Tweet Definition of no-hitter Like Definition of no-hitter on Facebook
noun
  1. (baseball) A game in which no batter on one of the teams got a hit
Not many pitchers can say they threw two no-hitters in their career.
  1. (baseball) A game in which no batter on one of the teams has yet gotten a hit.
He's throwing a !
nominate Tweet Definition of nominate Like Definition of nominate on Facebook
verb (nominat, ing)
  1. (obsolete) To entitle, confer a name upon.
    • 1658: the City of Norwich ... was enlarged, builded and nominated by the Saxons. " Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 12)
      1. To name someone for a particular role or position, including that of an office.
nose Tweet Definition of nose Like Definition of nose on Facebook
noun
  1. The organ of the face used to smell things.
  2. A snout, the nose of an animal
  3. The tip of an object (e.g. the nose of a fighter plane).
  4. (Horse racing) The length of a horse, horse"s nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a race, or any very close race.
Red Rum only won by a .
  1. Bouquet, the smell of something, especially wine.
  2. The skill in recognising bouquet
It is essential that a winetaster develops a good .

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