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cabin Tweet Definition of cabin Like Definition of cabin on Facebook
  1. A small dwelling characteristic of the frontier, especially when built from logs with simple tools and not constructed by professional builders, but by those who meant to live in it.
Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin.
    • 1994: "And that was how long we stayed in the , pressed together, pulling the future out of each other, sweating and groaning and making sure each of us remembered." -From Life Drawing in the collection Violet Quill, Michael Grumley
      1. A compartment on land, usually comprised of log, logs.
      2. A private room on a ship.
      The captain's .
      Passengers shall remain in their cabins.
      1. The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping.
      2. The passenger area of an airplane.
catboat Tweet Definition of catboat Like Definition of catboat on Facebook
  1. (nautical) A sailing boat with a single sail, usually rigged on a gaff spar, used for fishing in New England and later adapted for racing and cruising
Cheek Tweet Definition of Cheek Like Definition of Cheek on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The word Cheek is also an old family surname from Anglo-Saxon England that predates the Norman invasion. The Cheek family was among the first to immigrate to the US colonies in the early 17th century. The family crest is a white shield with three red crescents.
chief mate Tweet Definition of chief mate Like Definition of chief mate on Facebook
  1. The second in command following the Captain. Primary duties include managing maintenance and upkeep of the vessel.
clinch Tweet Definition of clinch Like Definition of clinch on Facebook
verb (clinch, es)
  1. To make certain; to finalize.
    I already planned to buy the car, but the color was what really clinched it for me.
  2. To fasten securely or permanently.
  3. To bend and hammer the point of a nail so it cannot be removed.
clove hitch Tweet Definition of clove hitch Like Definition of clove hitch on Facebook
  1. (nautical) a bend formed by two half hitches in opposite directions, used to make a line fast to a spar or to a larger rope; it will not slip
club Tweet Definition of club Like Definition of club on Facebook
  1. A heavy stick intended for use as a weapon.
  2. An association of members joining together for some common purpose, especially sports or recreation.
  3. A nightclub
  4. A playing card marked with the symbol ♣
  5. An implement to hit the ball in some ballgames, e.g. golf.
Commodore Tweet Definition of Commodore Like Definition of Commodore on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (Brand name) an early personal computer produced by the Commodore Business Machines Corporation.
  2. A range of cars produced by Holden in Australia from 1978 to present.
conn Tweet Definition of conn Like Definition of conn on Facebook
  1. To direct a ship.
console Tweet Definition of console Like Definition of console on Facebook
  1. A cabinet designed to stand on the floor.
  2. A cabinet that controls, instruments, and displays are mounted upon.
  3. The keyboard and screen of a computer.
  4. A storage tray or container mounted between the seats of an automobile.
  5. A video game console, especially as opposed to a handheld.
  6. (architecture) An ornamental member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.
verb (consol, ing)
  1. (transitive) To comfort (someone) in a time of grief, disappointment, etc.
coxswain Tweet Definition of coxswain Like Definition of coxswain on Facebook
  1. In a ship's boat, the helmsman given charge of the boat's crew.
  2. In a rowing crew, the member who steers the shell and coordinates the power and rhythm of the rowers.
  3. (archaic) The second or third mate of a vessel, in charge of the master's barge.
  4. Naval A rank or position.<ol type="A"><li>Canadian Navy Coxswain (or Capitaine d'Armes) is the senior non-commissioned officer aboard a ship</li><li>British Royal Navy Cadets Cadet Coxswain is the highest normal rank which may be achieved.</li></ol>
crown Tweet Definition of crown Like Definition of crown on Facebook
  1. A reward of victory or a mark of honor.
  2. A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.
  3. A representation of such a headdress, as in heraldry; it may even be that only the image exists, no physical crown, as in the case of the kingdom of Belgium; by analogy such crowns can be awarded to moral persons that don't even have a head, as the mural crown for cities in heraldry
  4. A wreath or band for the head.
  5. Imperial or regal power.
  6. The topmost part of the head.
  7. The highest part a hill.
  8. The top part of a hat.
  9. The raised centre of a road.
  10. The highest part of an arch.
  11. Splendor, finish, culmination.
  1. Any currency (originally) issued by the crown (regal power) and often bearing a crown (headdress)
  2. Specifically, a former British coin worth five shillings.
    1. (botany) The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
  3. (anatomy) The part of a tooth above the gums.
  4. (dentistry) A prothestic covering for a tooth.
  5. (nautical) A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
  6. (nautical) The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
  1. To place a crown on the head of.
  2. To formally declare (someone) a king or emperor.
  3. To declare (someone) a winner.
  4. (medicine) Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.
The mother was in the second stage of labor and the fetus had just crowned, prompting a round of encouragement from the midwives.
  1. (context, gaming) To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.
  2. (context, board games) In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.
"Crown me!" I said, as I moved my checker to the back row.
  1. Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.
  1. Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees.
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