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rabbit Tweet Definition of rabbit Like Definition of rabbit on Facebook
noun
  1. Several small mammals of the family Leporidae (rabbits and hares), with long ears, long hind legs and a short, fluffy tail. Confusingly, jackrabbit is a hare.
The pioneers survived by eating the small game they could get; rabbits, squirrels and occasionally a raccoon.
  1. The fur of a rabbit typically used to imitate another animal's fur.
  2. A runner in a distance race whose goal is mainly to set the pace, either to tire a specific rival so that a teammate can win or to help another break a record; a pacesetter.
  3. (cricket) A very poor batsman; selected as a bowler or wicket-keeper.
verb (rabbits, rabbitting, rabbitted)
  1. (intransitive) To hunt rabbits.
racquetball Tweet Definition of racquetball Like Definition of racquetball on Facebook
noun
  1. A sport, similar to squash, but played with a bigger ball
rail Tweet Definition of rail Like Definition of rail on Facebook
noun
  1. a horizontal bar extending between supports and used for support or as a barrier; a railing.
  2. the metal bar that makes the track for a railroad.
  3. a railroad; a railway
  4. a horizontal piece of wood that serves to separate sections of a door or window.
  5. (surfing) lengthwise edges of a surfboard
Rails alone can only ever have a marginal effect on a board's general turning ability — Nick Carroll at surfline.com http://www.surfline.com/community/whoknows/10_21_rails.cfm
verb
  1. to complain violently; to abuse
regulation Tweet Definition of regulation Like Definition of regulation on Facebook
noun
  1. A law or administrative rule, issued by an organization, used to guide or prescribe the conduct of members of that organization.
Army regulations state a soldier AWOL over 30 days is a deserter.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to a regulation or rules.
The rules of baseball.
right of way Tweet Definition of right of way Like Definition of right of way on Facebook
noun (plural: rights of way or right of ways)
  1. (uncountable) At an intersection: the right of a driver to proceed in advance of all others.
  2. (countable) A legal right of passage over another's land or pathways.

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