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lacquer Tweet Definition of lacquer Like Definition of lacquer on Facebook
noun
  1. a glossy, resinous material used as a surface coating; either a natural exudation of certain trees, of a solution of nitrocellulose in alcohol etc
  2. a similar finish, baked onto the inside of cans
verb
  1. To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.
lambrequin Tweet Definition of lambrequin Like Definition of lambrequin on Facebook
noun
  1. A short decorative drapery for a shelf edge or for the top of a window casing; a valance.
lampshade Tweet Definition of lampshade Like Definition of lampshade on Facebook
noun
  1. A cover over a lamp to either diffuse the light or to block it in certain directions so it doesn't cause glare by shining directly in one's eyes.
lavabo Tweet Definition of lavabo Like Definition of lavabo on Facebook
noun
  1. A washbasin, especially one attached to the wall of a church, and used for the ceremonial washing of the hands of the celebrant before the Eucharist
lawn chair Tweet Definition of lawn chair Like Definition of lawn chair on Facebook
noun
  1. Any chair designed to be used outdoors; may be folding
lectern Tweet Definition of lectern Like Definition of lectern on Facebook
noun
  1. a stand with a slanted top used to support a bible from which passages are read during a church service
  2. a similar stand to support a lecturer's notes
leg Tweet Definition of leg Like Definition of leg on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The limb of a human or animal that extends from the groin to the ankle.
  2. A part of garment, such as a pair of trousers/pants, that covers a leg.
  3. A stage of a journey.
  4. (context, nautical) A distance that a sailing vessel does without changing the sails from one side to the other.
  5. (nautical) One side of a multiple-sided (often a triangle) course in a sailing race.
  6. A single game or match played in a tournament or other sporting contest.
  7. one of the two sides of a right triangle that is not the hypotenuse
verb (leg, g, ing)
  1. To put a series of three or more options strikes into the stock market.
  2. To remove the legs from an animal carcass.
  3. To build legs onto a platform or stage for support.
linden Tweet Definition of linden Like Definition of linden on Facebook
noun
  1. any of various deciduous trees, of the genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves
  2. the soft wood of such trees
adjective
  1. (obsolete) made of lime-wood
loggerhead Tweet Definition of loggerhead Like Definition of loggerhead on Facebook
noun
  1. a tool consisting of a rod with a bulbuous end, used once made hot in a fire for the purpose of heating liquids that it is plunged into.
  2. (nautical) A post on a whaling boat used to secure the harpoon rope
  3. the loggerhead turtle
  4. the Loggerhead Shrike
  5. (informal) A dolt or blockhead
lounge Tweet Definition of lounge Like Definition of lounge on Facebook
noun
  1. A waiting room in an office, airport etc.
  2. A domestic living room.
  3. An establishment, similar to a bar, that serves alcohol and you are able to sit comfortably as music is being played softly in the background and/or a television program is being displayed .
  4. A large comfortable seat for 2.5 people or more, a sofa or couch. Also a lounge chair
verb (loung, ing)
  1. To relax as if in a lounge.
love seat Tweet Definition of love seat Like Definition of love seat on Facebook
noun
  1. a small sofa for two people
lowboy Tweet Definition of lowboy Like Definition of lowboy on Facebook
noun
  1. A low chest of drawers.

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