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Head Tweet Definition of Head Like Definition of Head on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname.
     
heel Tweet Definition of heel Like Definition of heel on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Heel, Heel (part of the foot))
  1. (anatomy) Part of the foot on the backside where it becomes the leg.
  2. The part of a shoe's sole which supports the foot's heel.
  3. On a long firearm, the back upper part of the stock.
  4. The last or lowest part of anything; as, the heel of a mast or the heel of a vessel.
  5. A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread.
  6. A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person.
  7. (nautical) The tilt of a ship to one side; also, the degree of such a tilt.
verb 
  1. To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely.
     
helper Tweet Definition of helper Like Definition of helper on Facebook
noun 
  1. one who helps; an aide
     
highball Tweet Definition of highball Like Definition of highball on Facebook
noun 
  1. A cocktail made from spirit plus soda water etc.
  2. (railroading) An all clear or full speed ahead signal.
verb 
  1. (slang, rare, or, erroneous) To move quickly; to hightail.
     
hog Tweet Definition of hog Like Definition of hog on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the wart hog, and the boar.
  2. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
  3. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a w:Harley Davidson, Harley-Davidson.
verb (hogg, ing)
  1. (transitive) To greedily take more than one's share.
Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.
     
hogger Tweet Definition of hogger Like Definition of hogger on Facebook
noun 
  1. A stocking without a foot, worn by coal miners at work.
  2. (slang) A marijuana cigarette
  3. (curling) A shot that comes to rest short of or on the far hog line and is removed from play
     
hopper Tweet Definition of hopper Like Definition of hopper on Facebook
noun 
  1. a temporary storage bin, filled from the top and emptied from the bottom, often funnel-shaped.
  2. one who hops
  3. (context, localism, or, slang) a toilet's water tank/toilet seat (rfv-sense)
    • She got off the just as the phone rang.
      1. an artificial fishing lure
    • To catch a big fish, use a that jumps across the pond surface.
     
hotbox Tweet Definition of hotbox Like Definition of hotbox on Facebook
noun 
  1. A container maintained at elevated temperatures in order to heat or cook its contents.
  2. (Mechanical) An overheated shaft bearing.
verb (hotbox, es)
  1. The act of smoking marijuana in a small confined area until it is full of smoke, typically a motor vehicle. The purpose is for the user to get "higher" by not letting any smoke out. Also known as clam bake, clam baking, box out
     
Hudson Tweet Definition of Hudson Like Definition of Hudson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (rivers) A river in America that flows through New York into the Atlantic Ocean.
     
hump Tweet Definition of hump Like Definition of hump on Facebook
noun 
  1. A mound of earth.
  2. A rounded fleshy mass, such as on a camel.
  3. A deformity in humans caused by abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
  4. (context, UK, slang) An act of sexual intercourse.
  5. (slang) (British) A bad mood, especially in the expression to have the hump.
  6. (slang) A painfully boorish person.
That guy is such a hump!
  1. (The Hump) World War 2 slang for the supply route between India and China over the Himalaya mountain range.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To bend something into a hump.
  2. (context, transitive, slang) To carry something, especially with some exertion.
  3. (context, transitive, slang) To have sex with.
  4. (context, intransitive, slang) To carry, especially with some exertion.
  5. (context, intransitive, slang) To have sex.
     

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