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acetabulum the cup-shaped socket of the hipbone into which the top of the thighbone fits. [1/2 definitions]
advised up-to-date, as on plans or developments; informed. [1/2 definitions]
adz an axlike tool with a curved, sharp-edged head set crosswise to the handle, used for shaping large pieces of wood.
airline a tube or hose used to carry air to where it will be used, as to a deep-sea diver. [1/2 definitions]
ammoniac a sharp-smelling gum resin from the stem of an Asian plant, used in perfumes and porcelain cements; gum ammoniac. [1/2 definitions]
au courant in the current (French); knowledgeable about current events or other matters of the moment; up-to-date.
baritone a large, deep-toned, valved brass wind instrument, used esp. in military or marching bands. [1/4 definitions]
barnacle any of a large group of marine crustaceans that are free-floating as larvae, but attach to submerged or intertidal surfaces such as wharves, rocks, ship bottoms, and the like, and form sharp-edged shells as adults. [1/3 definitions]
bathyscaph a small, self-contained deep-sea research submarine with a spherical observation chamber mounted under the hull.
bathysphere a spherical diving chamber used for studying deep-sea life.
breccia rock consisting of sharp-angled fragments of older rocks cemented together in sandstone, clay, or the like.
brow that part of a high place next to a sudden drop-off. [1/3 definitions]
Brythonic of or belonging to the P-Celtic group of languages. [2 definitions]
bush jacket a hip-length coat made of cotton, usu. having several buttoned pockets and a belt.
cam in machinery, a noncircular disc or cylinder that, when rotated, imparts an up-and-down or start-and-stop motion to a connected part.
chalice the cup-shaped blossom of a flower. [1/2 definitions]
chancla (Spanish) a type of sandal; flip-flop.
chili the strong, sharp-tasting pod of any of several varieties of a tropical pepper plant. [1/3 definitions]
chili pepper the strong, sharp-tasting pod of any of several varieties of a tropical pepper plant; chili.
chip1 (chiefly British) a long, thin piece of potato that is deep-fried; French fry. [1/10 definitions]
cobbler a deep-dish fruit pie with a thick crust only on the top. [1/3 definitions]