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aneroid barometer a barometer that uses a thin metal disk covering a partial vacuum, such that a change in atmospheric pressure results in a corresponding change in the shape of the disk and moves the indicator needle.
CD1 abbreviation of "compact disk," a palm-sized disk on which music, data, or the like has been digitally encoded, that is read by laser and transmitted to a playback device; optical disk.
circular saw a power saw featuring a disk-shaped blade that is rotated at high speed. [1/2 definitions]
clay pigeon a clay disk used as a target in trapshooting.
coaster a disk or small dish for placing under a glass to keep moisture off a table. [1/4 definitions]
compact disk a palm-sized disk on which music, data, or the like has been digitally encoded, that is read by laser and transmitted to a playback device; optical disk.
crank a mechanical device for applying rotary motion, consisting of a lever arm or disk attached at right angles to the end of a rotating shaft and turned by hand or connecting rod. [1/6 definitions]
crown glass an old form of circular window glass made by blowing a globe and whirling it into a flat disk. [1/2 definitions]
dial a disk or plate, usu. with numbers and a pointer indicating gradations of a measure such as speed, pressure, or the like. [3/8 definitions]
diaphragm a thin disk that vibrates in the transmitting of sound in an electronic instrument such as a telephone. [2/5 definitions]
disc variant of disk. [1/2 definitions]
disc harrow see disk harrow.
discoid of the shape of a disk. [3 definitions]
discus a disk of standardized weight, usu. of wood with a metal rim, thrown for distance in track and field competitions. [2 definitions]
diskette see floppy disk.
disk wheel a wheel with a solid disk instead of spokes between hub and rim, used esp. on automobiles.
erythrocyte one of the disk-shaped red blood cells that carry hemoglobin and give blood its color.
floppy in computers, a flexible plastic disk having a magnetic surface used to store data; floppy disk. [1/2 definitions]
floppy disk a thin flexible plastic disk with a magnetic coating, on which computer information can be stored; diskette; floppy.
flying saucer any of various bright disk-shaped objects occasionally seen hovering or flying at high altitudes, often presumed to be spacecraft from another world; UFO.
Frisbee trademark for a thin, saucer-shaped plastic disk that is thrown and sails through the air in simple outdoor games.