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cram to fill (something) by force to or beyond its natural capacity. [8 definitions]
cramp1 (sometimes pl.) a painful and debilitating contraction or spasm of any muscle of the body. [3 definitions]
cramp2 a device for holding or clamping buildings materials together, consisting of a bar with fixed or adjustable arms at each end. [6 definitions]
cramped lacking room or space, as for movement or placement.
crampfish see "electric ray."
crampon an iron hook or curved bar for lifting heavy objects, usu. used in pairs. [2 definitions]
cranberry a North American shrub growing in marshy ground and bearing a tart, red, edible berry, or the berry itself. [2 definitions]
crane any of a family of tall, long-legged wading birds having long necks and bills. [6 definitions]
crane fly any of various long-legged, slender flies that resemble a large mosquito.
cranesbill see "geranium."
cranial of or relating to the skull or cranium.
cranial nerve any of the twelve paired nerves, such as the optic and auditory nerves, that extend from the stem of the brain through openings in the skull.
craniate having a skull or cranium. [2 definitions]
cranio- skull; cranium.
craniofacial of, pertaining to, or involving the cranium and face.
craniology the scientific study of characteristics of the human skull, such as size and shape.
craniometry the science of measuring skulls.
craniotomy the act or process of cutting through the skull, as for brain surgery.
cranium the skull of a vertebrate animal. [2 definitions]
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. [6 definitions]
crankcase the housing enclosing an engine's crankshaft and its connecting parts.