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hammock Tweet Definition of hammock Like Definition of hammock on Facebook
noun
  1. A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.
  2. (italbrac, Southern US) A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines. Used also attributively; as, land. - Bartlett
hemisphere Tweet Definition of hemisphere Like Definition of hemisphere on Facebook
noun
  1. (geometry) A half-sphere, formed by a plane intersecting the center of a sphere.
  2. (geography) Half of the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere.
  3. (anatomy) Either of the two halves of the cerebrum.
Hill Tweet Definition of Hill Like Definition of Hill on Facebook
proper noun
  1. w:Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill; the US Congress
  2. A British topographic surname for someone who lived on or by a hill
hillock Tweet Definition of hillock Like Definition of hillock on Facebook
noun
  1. a small hill
horn Tweet Definition of horn Like Definition of horn on Facebook
noun (horns, -)
  1. (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals.
  2. (uncountable) The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects.
an umbrella with a handle made of
  1. (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
  2. (countable) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
hunting
  1. (countable) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
  2. (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
antenna
loudspeaker
  1. (context, informal, countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
  2. (context, slang, countable, from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
  3. (context, uncountable, coarse, slang, definite article) An erection of the penis.
  4. (context, countable, coarse, slang, definite article) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."
hummock Tweet Definition of hummock Like Definition of hummock on Facebook
noun
  1. A small hill; a hillock; a knoll.
  2. A ridge or hill of ice in an ice field.
hydrography Tweet Definition of hydrography Like Definition of hydrography on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) the scientific measurement and description of the physical features and conditions of navigable waters and the shoreline

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