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fishplate Tweet Definition of fishplate Like Definition of fishplate on Facebook
noun
  1. One of two iron plates used to fasten rails to a sleeper (on a railway track).
flatcar Tweet Definition of flatcar Like Definition of flatcar on Facebook
noun
  1. A railroad freight car without sides or a roof.
frog Tweet Definition of frog Like Definition of frog on Facebook
noun
  1. A small hopping amphibian.
  2. A fastener for clothing consisting of a button that fits through a loop.
  3. The end of a violin bow (or that of other similar string instruments such as the viola, cello and contrabass) held by the player.
  4. (Cockney rhyming slang) road, Road. Shorter, more common form of frog and toad.
  5. (context, UK, pejorative, racial slur) A French person.
  6. (context, Canadian English, pejorative) A French-speaking person from Quebec.
  7. The depression in the upper face of a pressed or handmade clay brick.
  8. An organ on the bottom of a horse"s hoof that assists in the circulation of blood.
  9. The part of a railway switch or turnout where the tracks cross (from the resemblance to the frog in a horse's hoof).
verb (frog, g, ed)
  1. To unravel a knitted garment.
  2. To ornament or fasten a coat, etc. with trogs.
funicular Tweet Definition of funicular Like Definition of funicular on Facebook
noun
  1. A particular type of rail transit system which ascends a steep urban or mountain incline, having usually two cars sharing a single track, with the cars linked by a cable and an arrangement of pulleys such that the descending car assists in the hoisting of the ascending car, i.e. the two cars serve as counterweights for each other.
adjective
  1. Of, pertaining to, resembling, or powered by a rope or cable
  1. (botany) Having a fleshy covering of the seed formed from the funiculus, the attachment point of the seed.

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