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camel Tweet Definition of camel Like Definition of camel on Facebook
noun
  1. A beast of burden, much used in desert areas, of the genus camelus.
  2. Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of a another vessel, and then emptied to reduce the draught of the ship in the middle.
chimney Tweet Definition of chimney Like Definition of chimney on Facebook
noun
  1. A vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : Our was a square hole in the roof: it was but a little part of the smoke that found its way out, and the rest eddied about the house, and kept us coughing and piping the eye.
      1. The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.
      2. The smokestack of a steam locomotive.
      3. A narrow cleft in a rock face.
chippy Tweet Definition of chippy Like Definition of chippy on Facebook
noun (pl=chippies)
  1. A fish and chips shop
  2. (context, UK, AU, slang) A carpenter.
clean and jerk Tweet Definition of clean and jerk Like Definition of clean and jerk on Facebook
noun
  1. (weightlifting) The act of lifting the barbell to hang at arms length, a pause, and thrusting the barbell over head to a stationary position in one movement.
Clear Tweet Definition of Clear Like Definition of Clear on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Clear (Scientology))
  1. (Scientology) An idea state of beingness free of unwanted influences.
clinic Tweet Definition of clinic Like Definition of clinic on Facebook
noun
  1. A medical facility, such as a hospital, especially one for the treatment and diagnosis of outpatients.
  2. A group practice of several physicians.
  3. A meeting for the diagnosis of problems, or training, on a particular subject.
  4. A temporary office arranged on a regular basis to allow politicians to meet their constituents.
cold Tweet Definition of cold Like Definition of cold on Facebook
noun
  1. A condition of low temperature.
Come in, out of the .
  1. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
I caught a miserable and had to stay home for a week.
adjective
  1. (context, of a thing) having a low temperature.
A wind whistled through the trees.
  1. (context, of the weather) causing the air to be cold.
The forecast is that it will be very today.
  1. (context, of a person or animal) feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
She was so she was shivering.
  1. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
She shot me a glance before turning her back.
  1. Completely unprepared.
The speaker went in and floundered for a topic.
corner Tweet Definition of corner Like Definition of corner on Facebook
noun
  1. The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
The corners of the wire mesh were reinforced with little blobs of solder.
  1. The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point.
The chimney was full of cobwebs.
  1. The projection into space of an angle in a solid object.
Herbert bruised his shin on the of the coffee table.
  1. An intersection of two streets; any of the four outer points off the street at that intersection.
The liquor store on the also sold lottery tickets.
  1. An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part, or the direction in which it lies.
From the four corners of the earth they come. — Shakespeare
  1. A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
On weekends, Emily liked to find a quiet and curl up with a good book.
  1. (economics) A monopoly or controlling interest in a salable commodity, allowing the controlling party to dictate terms of sale.
In the 1970's, private investors tried to obtain a on the silver market, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
  1. (baseball) One of the four vertices of the strike zone.
The pitch was just off the , low and outside.
  1. (football) A corner kick.
  2. (mathematics) A point at which a function has two distinct derivatives.
verb
  1. (transitive) To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.
The cat had cornered a cricket between the sofa and the television stand.
  1. (transitive) To trap in a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment.
''The reporter cornered the politician by pointing out the hypocrisy of his position on mandatory sentencing, in light of the politician's own actions in court.
  1. (transitive) To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it.
The buyers attempted to the shares of the railroad stock, so as to facilitate their buyout.
It's extremely hard to corner the petroleum market because there are so many players.
  1. (context, automotive, transitive) To turn a corner or drive around a curve.
As the stock car driver cornered the last turn, he lost control and spun out.
  1. (context, automotive, intransitive) To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.
That BMW corners well, but the suspension is too stiff.
corner kick Tweet Definition of corner kick Like Definition of corner kick on Facebook
noun
  1. (soccer): A kick awarded to the attacking team when the ball leaves the field of play by wholly crossing the goal line without a goal having been scored. For the kick, the ball is placed within the corner arc closest to where the ball went out of play.
cutback Tweet Definition of cutback Like Definition of cutback on Facebook
noun
  1. A reduction in an existing program of some sort.
  2. (surfing) Maneuver where the surfer turns and surfs back towards where the wave is breaking.

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