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noun
  1. A hand-held device consisting of concertinaed material, or slats of material, gathered together at one end, that may be opened out into the shape of a sector of a circle and waved back and forth in order to move air towards oneself and cool oneself.
  2. An electrical device for moving air, used for cooling people, machinery, etc.
  3. Anything resembling a hand-held fan in shape, e.g., a peacock"s tail.
verb (fan, n, ing)
  1. (transitive) To blow air on (something) by means of a fan (hand-held, mechanical or electrical) or otherwise.
We enjoyed standing at the edge of the cliff, being fanned by the wind.
  1. (intransitive) (usually to fan out) To move or spread in multiple directions from one point, in the shape of a hand-held fan.
fatback Tweet Definition of fatback Like Definition of fatback on Facebook
noun
  1. A layer of fat, along the back of a pig, used as a cut of meat or to make lard
feist Tweet Definition of feist Like Definition of feist on Facebook
noun
  1. (US regional) a small snappy belligerent mixed-breed dog
  2. (vulgar) A silent fart (flatus)
find Tweet Definition of find Like Definition of find on Facebook
noun
  1. Anything that is found, especially by good fortune.
verb (finds, finding, found, found or archaic founden)
  1. (transitive) To encounter, to discover.
Project Gutenberg finds that Find is the 190th most important word in the English language.
I found my car keys -- they were under the couch.''
  1. (transitive) To point out.
He kept finding faults with my work.
  1. (transitive) To decide that, to form the opinion that.
I find your argument unsatisfactory.
  1. (transitive) To determine or judge.
The jury finds for the defendant
firedog Tweet Definition of firedog Like Definition of firedog on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaeology) Bronze Age artifact used in worshipping either bulls or the moon, or as a holder for wooden logs to be used in a fire altar.
  2. (context, fire, US) Either of a pair of horizontal metal supports for holding logs in a fireplace
proper noun
  1. An American service industry company.
fireguard Tweet Definition of fireguard Like Definition of fireguard on Facebook
noun
  1. A mesh screen around a fire to prevent sparks or falling embers.
flitter Tweet Definition of flitter Like Definition of flitter on Facebook
verbto flitter
  1. to flutter or quiver
funnel Tweet Definition of funnel Like Definition of funnel on Facebook
noun
  1. A vessel of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids etc. into a close vessel; a tunnel.
  2. A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the chimney of a steamship or the like.
verbto funnel
  1. To use a funnel.
  2. To proceed through a narrow gap or passageway akin to a funnel; to narrow or condense.
Expect delays where the traffic funnels down to one lane.

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