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Daman Tweet Definition of Daman Like Definition of Daman on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Capital of the union territory of Daman and Diu (India).
  2. A male given name derived from the classical Greek Damianos, the brother of Cosmas
desert rat Tweet Definition of desert rat Like Definition of desert rat on Facebook
noun
  1. A jerboa, including species such as Jaculus orientalis and the Lesser Egyptian Jerboa Jaculus jaculus, which inhabit the desert regions of North Africa.
  2. A British or Australian soldier who served in North Africa with the British 7th Armoured Division in 1941-42.
dik-dik Tweet Definition of dik-dik Like Definition of dik-dik on Facebook
noun
  1. A small antelope of southern and eastern Africa having an elongated snout, a brown or grey/gray coat with a white belly, and an upright tuft on the crown.
dingo Tweet Definition of dingo Like Definition of dingo on Facebook
noun (pl=dingos or dingoes)
  1. The Australian native wild dog, Canis lupus dingo.
DOE Tweet Definition of DOE Like Definition of DOE on Facebook
initialism
  1. Department of Energy
  2. Depends on Experience
  3. (science) Design of Experiments
dolphin Tweet Definition of dolphin Like Definition of dolphin on Facebook
noun
  1. A carnivorous aquatic mammal inhabiting mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelf, continental shelves, famed for its intelligence and occasional willingness to approach humans.
  2. A fish, the mahi-mahi or dorado, scientific name Coryphaena hippurus, with a dorsal fin that runs the length of the body, also known for iridescent coloration.
  3. The dauphin, eldest son of the kings of France.
  4. A maritime semi submerged man-made structure usually close to shore see Wikipedia dolphin (structure)
donkey Tweet Definition of donkey Like Definition of donkey on Facebook
noun
  1. A domestic animal, Equus asinus, similar to a horse.
  2. A stubborn person.
  3. A fool.
  4. (nautical) A small auxiliary engine, also called donkey engine.
dormouse Tweet Definition of dormouse Like Definition of dormouse on Facebook
noun (dormice)
  1. Any of several species of small European rodents of the family Gliridae.
drill Tweet Definition of drill Like Definition of drill on Facebook
noun
  1. A tool used to remove material so as to create a hole, typically by plunging a rotating cutting bit into a stationary workpiece.
Wear safety glasses when operating an electric drill.
  1. The portion of a drilling tool that drives the bit
Use a drill with a wire brush to remove any rust or buildup.
  1. An activity done as an exercise or practice (especially a military exercise)
Regular fire drills can ensure that everyone knows how to exit safely in an emergency.
  1. A strong, durable cotton fabric with a strong bias (diagonal) in the weave.
verb
  1. To create a hole by removing material with a drill (1)
Drill a small hole to start the screw in the right direction.
  1. To practice, especially in a military context
They drilled daily to learn the routine exactly.
  1. To repeat an idea frequently in order to encourage someone to remember it
The instructor drilled into us the importance of reading the instructions.
  1. To investigate or examine something in more detail or at a different level
Drill deeper and you may find the underlying assumptions faulty.
  1. (ergative) To cause one's subordinates to drill (2)
The sergeant was up by 6:00 every morning, drilling his troops.
dromedary Tweet Definition of dromedary Like Definition of dromedary on Facebook
noun (dromedar, ies)
  1. Camelus dromedarius, the single-humped camel.
duckbill Tweet Definition of duckbill Like Definition of duckbill on Facebook
noun
  1. The duck-billed platypus
  2. The hadrosaur
  3. The paddlefish
dugong Tweet Definition of dugong Like Definition of dugong on Facebook
noun
  1. plant-eating aquatic marine mammal, of the genus Dugong, found in tropical regions.

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