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idler Tweet Definition of idler Like Definition of idler on Facebook
noun 
  1. One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.
     
inclined plane Tweet Definition of inclined plane Like Definition of inclined plane on Facebook
noun 
  1. One of the simple machines; a sloping surface such as a ramp such that an object can be raised with less effort than being lifted vertically.
     
interlock Tweet Definition of interlock Like Definition of interlock on Facebook
noun 
  1. A safety device that prevents activation in unsafe conditions.
    The demonstrator couldn't figure out why the machine wouldn't work, until he remembered that there was an so it wouldn't operate with the cover open.
verb 
  1. To fit together securely.
  2. To interlace.
     
island Tweet Definition of island Like Definition of island on Facebook
noun 
  1. An area of land totally surrounded by water.
  2. An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself.
an island of tranquility (a calm place surrounded by a noisy environment)
     

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