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fagot Tweet Definition of fagot Like Definition of fagot on Facebook
noun
  1. A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees bound together.
  2. (context, slang, chiefly, US) A (male) homosexual.
  3. NATO code name for the Soviet w:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG?-15, MiG?-15 fighter aircraft.
  4. Old English nomenclature for a bassoon. (rfv-sense)
ferrite Tweet Definition of ferrite Like Definition of ferrite on Facebook
noun
  1. the interstitial solid solution of carbon in body-centered cubic iron
  2. any of a class of metal oxides which show ferrimagnetism; used in transformers, inductors, antennas, recording heads, microwave devices, motors and loudspeakers
  1. (inorganic compound) The anion FeO?22-, and any of the salts (formally derived from the unknown ferrous acid) derived from it
ferroalloy Tweet Definition of ferroalloy Like Definition of ferroalloy on Facebook
noun
  1. any alloy of iron and another metal, especially one of silicon, manganese, chromium, vanadium, tungsten, titanium and molybdenum; used in the production of specialist steels as they have a lower melting point than the pure metal
ferrosilicon Tweet Definition of ferrosilicon Like Definition of ferrosilicon on Facebook
noun
  1. an alloy of iron and silicon used in steelmaking
fettling Tweet Definition of fettling Like Definition of fettling on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, fettle, lang=English)
fillet Tweet Definition of fillet Like Definition of fillet on Facebook
noun
  1. (also filet) A strip or compact piece of meat or fish from which any bones have been removed.
  2. (architecture) A thin flat moulding/molding used as separation between larger mouldings.
  3. (clothing) A flat piece of cloth used as a headband esp. with a wimple.
  4. (context, engineering, drafting, CAD) A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an inside edge, added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.
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  1. A type of weld that creates a rounded bead at an inside corner.
Place a weld at the joint.
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verb
  1. (transitive) To slice, bone or make into fillets.
  2. (transitive) To apply, create, or specify a rounded or filled corner to.
fin Tweet Definition of fin Like Definition of fin on Facebook
noun (plural:fins)
  1. One of the appendages of a fish, used to propel itself and to manoeuvre/maneuver.
  2. A similar appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal.
  3. A thin, rigid component of an aircraft, extending from the fuselage and used to stabilise and steer the aircraft.
  4. A similar structure on the tail of a bomb, used to help keep it on course.
  5. A hairstyle, resembling the fin of a fish, in which the hair is combed and set into a vertical ridge along the top of the head from about the crown to the forehead.
  6. A device worn by divers and swimmers on their feet.
  7. An extending part on a surface of a radiator, engine, heatsink, etc., used to facilitate cooling.
  8. (U.S. slang) A five-dollar bill
fine Tweet Definition of fine Like Definition of fine on Facebook
noun
  1. (usually plural) something that is fine; fine particles
    • They filtered silt and fines out of the oil. =
verb (fin, ing)
  1. (transitive) to make finer, purer, or cleaner
  2. (intransitive) to become finer, purer, or cleaner
  3. (transitive) To clarify (wine and beer) by filtration.
adjective (finer, finest)
  1. Of superior quality.
    • The tree frog that they encountered was truly a specimen.
    • Only a really wine could fully complement Lucí­a's hand-made pasta.
      1. Of a particular grade of quality, usually between very good and very fine, and below mint.
    • The small scratch meant that his copy of X-Men
    • 2 was merely when it otherwise would have been near mint.
      1. (context, of weather) Sunny and not raining.
      2. Being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory.
    • "How are you today?" "Fine."
    • "Will this one do? It's got a dent in it" "Yeah, it'll be , I guess."
    • "It's with me if you stay out late, so long as you're back by three."
      1. Good-looking, attractive.
    • "That man is so that I'd jump into his pants without a moment's hesitation."
      1. Consisting of especially minute particulate; made up of particularly small pieces.
    • Grind it into a powder.
    • When she touched the artifact, it collapsed into a heap of dust.
      1. Particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth.
    • The threads were so that you had to look through a magnifying glass to see them.
      1. Made of slender or thin filaments.
    • They protected themselves from the small parasites with a wire mesh.
      1. Being dismissive, a way to keep to yourself when asked, "How are you?" "Fine"
adverb
  1. expression of agreement
fineness Tweet Definition of fineness Like Definition of fineness on Facebook
noun
  1. The ratio, in a precious metal, of the primary metal to any additives or impurities.
  2. The ratio of a ship's length to her beam.
finery Tweet Definition of finery Like Definition of finery on Facebook
noun
  1. fineness, Fineness; beauty. Obs.
  2. ornament, Ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration; showy clothes; jewels.
  3. Cf. Refinery. (Iron Works) A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling.
Quotations
  • 1957: In front of the finery hearth in which the sow is melted down again, the finer is working with a long iron bar called a ringer (from French 'ringard') with which he keeps the molten iron in motion by stirring, an essential stage in the process of refining. &mdash; H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 160.
flare Tweet Definition of flare Like Definition of flare on Facebook
noun
  1. A brightly burning light used to attract attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area.
The flares steered the traffic away from the accident.
  1. A widening of the lower legs of trousers and jeans.
That's a genuine early '70's on those pants.
  1. (aircraft) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
The captain executed the perfectly, and we lightly touched down.
  1. (baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
Jones hits a little to left that falls for a single.
verb (flar, ing)
  1. (intransitive): To blaze brightly.
The blast furnace flared in the night.
  1. (intransitive): To burn unsteadily.
  2. (intransitive): To burst out suddenly, as in anger (often with up or out.)
The insult made him up.
  1. (transitive): to make flare.
flask Tweet Definition of flask Like Definition of flask on Facebook
noun
  1. (sciences) : laboratory glassware used for holding larger volumes than simple test tubes; normally they have a narrow mouth of a standard size, which widens to a flat or spherical base, depending on the uses it is required for.
  2. A container used to discreetly carry a small amount of a hard alcoholic beverage.
flotation Tweet Definition of flotation Like Definition of flotation on Facebook
noun
  1. alternative spelling of floatation
FOIL Tweet Definition of FOIL Like Definition of FOIL on Facebook
initialism
  1. First Outer Inner Last, the abbreviation for one algorithm for processing the multiplication of multiple binomials
Example: (2x + 4) &times; (4x + 3y)
forge Tweet Definition of forge Like Definition of forge on Facebook
noun
  1. furnace or hearth where metals are heated prior to hammering them into shape
  2. workshop in which metals are shaped by heating and hammering them
verbto forge (forges, forged, forging)
  1. to shape a metal by heating and hammering
  2. to make a counterfeit item of; copy or imitate unlawfully, e.g. money, a signature or document
  3. to move forward heavily and slowly (originally as a ship)
forging Tweet Definition of forging Like Definition of forging on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, forge)
found Tweet Definition of found Like Definition of found on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, find)
foundry Tweet Definition of foundry Like Definition of foundry on Facebook
noun (foundries)
  1. A facility that melts metals in special furnaces and pours the molten metal into molds to make products. Foundries are usually specified according to the type of metal dealt with, as iron foundry, brass foundry, etc.
Fuller Tweet Definition of Fuller Like Definition of Fuller on Facebook
proper noun (surname=yes)
  1. An English surname derived from the name of a person who fulls cloth.
furnace Tweet Definition of furnace Like Definition of furnace on Facebook
noun
  1. A device for heating.
  2. A device that heats materials being processed in a factory.
  3. A device that provides heat for a building.
  4. Any area that is excessively hot.

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