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kingpin the frontmost or central pin in a grouping of bowling pins. [3 definitions]
king post in carpentry, a supporting vertical post between the apex of a triangular truss and the horizontal tie beam. (Cf. queen post.)
Kings either of two books of the Old Testament that tell of the Jewish kings who reigned after David.
king salmon see chinook salmon.
King's Birthday in the UK and much of the Commonwealth, a public holiday on the second Saturday in June to officially celebrate the monarch's birthday when the monarch is a king.
kingship the position, power, dominion, or dignity of a king. [3 definitions]
king-size larger than the usual size. [2 definitions]
kingsnake any of several nonvenomous snakes of the New World that have yellow or red markings and feed mainly on rodents.
Kingston the seaport capital of Jamaica.
Kingstown the capital of St. Vincent.
kingwood the hard, fine-textured, purplish brown wood of a Brazilian tree, used in cabinetmaking.
kinin a hormone in the body that lowers blood pressure, causes smooth muscles to contract, increases permeability of blood vessels, and the like.
kink a short, tight curl or twist, as in a wire, hose, or hair. [5 definitions]
kinkajou a nocturnal, tree-dwelling animal of Central and South America that has a long, prehensile tail and brown fur.
kinky having tight twists or curls, as hair. [2 definitions]
kinnikinick a mixture of dried leaves, bark, and sometimes tobacco, formerly smoked by American Indians and pioneers.
kinsfolk variant of kinfolk.
Kinshasa the capital of Zaire; formerly Leopoldville.
kinship the state or fact of being a relative or relatives, esp. by birth. [2 definitions]
kinsman a male relative, esp. by birth. [2 definitions]
kinswoman a female relative, esp. by birth. [2 definitions]