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hair space Tweet Definition of hair space Like Definition of hair space on Facebook
noun 
  1. the narrowest of metallic spaces used in typesetting
  2. the narrowest space used between letters or words in typography
     
HAND Tweet Definition of HAND Like Definition of HAND on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Have a nice day.
     
hard copy Tweet Definition of hard copy Like Definition of hard copy on Facebook
noun 
  1. A printed copy of a digital document, as opposed to a copy in electronic form.
     
hatch Tweet Definition of hatch Like Definition of hatch on Facebook
noun 
  1. a horizontal door in a floor or ceiling.
  2. a trapdoor.
  3. an opening in a wall at window height for the purpose of serving food or other items.
The cook passed the dishes through the serving .
  1. a small door in large mechanical structures and vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft often provided for access for maintenance.
  2. a narrow passageway between the decks of a ship or submarine.
  3. (Often as Mayfly hatch) the phenomenon, lasting 1-2 days, of large clouds of mayfly, mayflies appearing in one location (to mate, having reached maturity)
  4. (poultry)a group of birds that emerged from eggs at a specified time.
These pullets are from an April .
verb (hatch, es)
  1. (intransitive) (of young animals) to emerge from an egg.
  2. (intransitive) (of eggs) to break open when a young animal emerges from it.
  3. (transitive) to incubate eggs; cause to hatch.
  4. (transitive) to devise. (hatch a plan)
  5. (transitive) to shade an area of a drawing or diagram with fine parallel lines, particularly with lines which cross each other: cross-hatch.
     
Head Tweet Definition of Head Like Definition of Head on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname.
     
headband Tweet Definition of headband Like Definition of headband on Facebook
noun 
  1. a strip of fabric worn around the head
  2. a strip of fabric attached to the top of the spine of a book; used as decoration and reinforcement
     
heading Tweet Definition of heading Like Definition of heading on Facebook
noun 
  1. The title or topic of a document, article, chapter etc.
  2. (nautical) The direction into which a seagoing or airborne vessel's bow is pointing (apparent heading) and/or the direction into which it is actually moving relative to the ground (true heading)
     
hell Tweet Definition of hell Like Definition of hell on Facebook
noun 
  1. (countable) A place or situation of great suffering in life.
My new boss is making my job a .
    • 1879, General William T. Sherman, commencement address at the Michigan Military Academy
    • : There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all .
      1. (countable) A place for gambling.
    • 1907, w:Joseph Conrad, Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent
      ... the air of moral nihilism common to keepers of gambling hells and disorderly houses; ...
proper noun 
  1. In various religions, the place where some or all spirits are believed to go after death.
  2. (Christianity, uncountable) The place where devils live and where sinners are punished after death.
May you rot in !
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost
    • : Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
    • 1916, James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    • : Hell is a strait and dark and foul-smelling prison, an abode of demons and lost souls, filled with fire and smoke.
     
holdover Tweet Definition of holdover Like Definition of holdover on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something left behind, saved or remaining from an earlier time.
    That policy is a from days of punch card data entry.''
     
hot metal Tweet Definition of hot metal Like Definition of hot metal on Facebook
noun 
  1. printing type cast from molten metal
  2. hot metal typesetting
     

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