- (obsolete, nautical) A small galley or cookhouse on the deck of a small vessel.
- (US, railroading) The last car on a freight train, having cooking and sleeping facilities for the crew; a guard's van.
- (slang, baby-talk) buttocks
- (slang) a paddy wagon, a van for transporting people who have been arrested.
- an item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench.
- (slang) (the chair) the electric chair.
- the seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.
- blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.
- chairperson; a non-gender-specific form of chairman
- To act as chairperson.
- Bob will tomorrow's meeting.
verb (coaches, coaching, coached)
- A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
- (rail) A railroad car drawn by a locomotive.
- A trainer or instructor.
- A single decked long-distance, or privately hired bus.
- (nautical) The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.
- (sports) To train.
- To instruct.
- She has coached many opera stars.
- A vehicle used for carrying or supplying coal.
- A room, or section, or chamber
- "Two men were seated in a well-lighted compartment of a third-class carriage."
- One of the parts in which an area is subdivided.
- A device (or, more precisely, a mating pair of devices, often a plug and a socket) for connecting together two wires, cables, or hoses, allowing electricity or fluid to flow but also allowing easy disconnection and reconnection when necessary.
- A highway or freeway road which connects to another highway or freeway. It can be part of an interchange or a longer roadway such as the 1.5 mile (2.5 kilometer) Wikipedia:U.S. Route 24 Connector (Taylor, Michigan), U.S. Route 24 Connector.
- (computing) A line connecting two shapes in presentation software.
- a compartment on a passenger train having berths for sleeping
- a berth in such a compartment
- an ice cream dessert; the glass it is served in
- A car with two doors (variant of coupé)
- the act of joining together to form a couple
- a device that couples two things together
- sexual intercourse
- (electronics) a connection between two electronic circuits such that a signal can pass between them
- The V-shaped device on the front of a train (or other large vehicle) shaped so as to push a cow (that has strayed onto the train tracks) out of the way, to preventing major damage to the train.
- A monk's hood or hooded robe
- A mask that covers the majority of the head.
- A metal protective covering that covers the engine; also cowling
- (nautical) A ship's ventilator with a bell-shaped top which can be swivelled to catch the wind and force it below
- (nautical) A vertical projection of a ship's funnel that directs the smoke away from the bridge
- An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross
- A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed
- A voyage across a body of water
- (architecture) The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it
- (rare) Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.
- A place where one thing cross, crosses over another.
- The means by which the crossing is made.
- (w:genetics, genetics) the result of the exchange of genetic material during meiosis.
- A blend of multiple style, styles of music, intended to appeal to a wider audience.
- An automobile that is a mix of two kinds of automobiles, i.e. the w:Pontiac_Torrent, Pontiac Torrent.
- (railroading) A pair of switches and a short, diagonal length of track which together connect two parallel tracks and allow passage between them.
noun (crumm, ies)
adjective (crummi, er)
- (colloquial, British Columbia, and, U.S. Pacific Northwest) Small van, bus, or railway car used to transport loggers or other resource workers to worksite.
- (informal) bad; poor
- Do not bother buying knives if you are serious about cooking.
- A gentle bend, such as in a road.
- A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
- (analyticgeom) A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.
- (geometry) A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.
- (alggeom) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
- (topology) A one-dimensional continuum.
- (informal, usually in plural curves) The attractive shape of a woman's body.
- (obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.
- a curve line
- a curve surface