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78 Tweet Definition of 78 Like Definition of 78 on Facebook
noun (pl=78s, pl2=78's)
  1. A gramophone record played at 78 revolutions per minute.
shank Tweet Definition of shank Like Definition of shank on Facebook
noun
  1. The lower part of the leg; shin.
  2. meat, Meat from that part of an animal.
  3. A straight, narrow part of an object; shaft; stem
  4. A protruding part of an object, by which it is or can be attached.
  5. The metal part on a curb bit that falls below the mouthpiece of the bit, which length controls the severity of the leverage action of the bit, and to which the reins of the bridle are attached
  6. (sports) A poorly played golf shot in which the ball is struck by the part of the club head that connects to the shaft. See thin,fat,toe
  7. (slang) An improvised stabbing weapon
  8. (slang) Bad.
verb
  1. (archaic) To travel on foot
  2. (slang) To stab
adjective
  1. bad, Bad.
shellac Tweet Definition of shellac Like Definition of shellac on Facebook
noun
  1. the secretion of the lac insect, Coccus lacca; used in polishes, varnishes etc
verbto shellac
  1. To coat something with shellac
  1. (informal) To inflict a heavy defeat; to batter.
skate Tweet Definition of skate Like Definition of skate on Facebook
noun
  1. A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, -- made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice.
  2. abbreviated form of ice skate or roller skate
  3. The act of skateboarding
There's time for a quick skate before dinner.
  1. The act of roller skating
Let's skate in the park.
  1. The act of ice skating
The boys had a skate every morning when the lake was frozen.
verb (skat, ing)
  1. To move along a surface (ice or ground) using skates.
  2. To skateboard
sleeve Tweet Definition of sleeve Like Definition of sleeve on Facebook
noun
  1. the part of a garment that covers the arm
The sleeves on my coat are too long.
  1. a (usually tubular) covering or lining
This bearing requires a sleeve so the shaft will fit snugly.
speaker Tweet Definition of speaker Like Definition of speaker on Facebook
noun
  1. one who speaks
A native English speaker.
  1. loudspeaker
  2. (politics) the chair or presiding officer of certain legislative bodies, such as the U.K. House of Commons or the U.S. House of Representatives
  3. one who makes a speech to an audience
The company hired a motivational speaker to boost morale.
spindle Tweet Definition of spindle Like Definition of spindle on Facebook
noun
  1. (spinning) a distaff, the rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres, especially wool.
  2. a rod which turns, or on which something turns.
  3. a worldwide tree of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
  4. an upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.
verb (spindl, ing)
  1. To make into a long tapered shape.
  2. To impale on a device for holding paper documents.
    Do not fold, or mutilate this document.
stamper Tweet Definition of stamper Like Definition of stamper on Facebook
noun
  1. One who stamps
STEREO Tweet Definition of STEREO Like Definition of STEREO on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A solar observation mission, consisting of two identical spacecraft, that will provide stereoscopic imaging of the Sun
stereophonic Tweet Definition of stereophonic Like Definition of stereophonic on Facebook
adjective
  1. of or pertaining to sound reproduction using two channels to give a more natural two-dimensional sound distribution
stereophony Tweet Definition of stereophony Like Definition of stereophony on Facebook
noun
  1. the reproduction of stereophonic sound
subwoofer Tweet Definition of subwoofer Like Definition of subwoofer on Facebook
nountweeter
  1. An electronic speaker designed to produce low-frequency sound, especially bass.

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