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crown glass a very clear optical glass with low refraction. [2 definitions]
crownless combined form of crown.
crown prince the male heir to a throne.
crown princess a crown prince's wife. [2 definitions]
crown roast a roast of pork, lamb, or the like formed as a circle of rib chops, tied upright and often capped with paper or foil frills.
crow's-foot (usu. pl.) fine wrinkles near the outer corner of a person's eye.
crow's-nest a small, sometimes partially enclosed observation platform located near the top of a ship's mast. [2 definitions]
crozier variant of crosier.
CRT abbreviation of "cathode-ray tube," a vacuum tube in which a stream of electrons is accelerated and focused in a beam that produces lighted traces on a screen at one end of the tube, used in television sets, computer monitors, and the like.
cruces a plural form of crux.
crucial of decisive importance; critical.
crucible a vessel used at high temperatures, esp. to melt metals or minerals. [2 definitions]
crucible steel a high-grade steel smelted in a crucible or fused from flux, wrought iron, and carbon, and used to make knives, tools, and dies.
crucifix a Christian cross, esp. one bearing a representation of Jesus Christ.
crucifixion a method of execution in which the condemned person is tied or nailed to a cross. [3 definitions]
cruciform in the shape of a cross. [2 definitions]
crucify to execute by nailing or tying to a cross. [2 definitions]
crud (slang) a coating of dirt, crust, caked filth, or the like. [4 definitions]
crude not processed or refined; raw. [7 definitions]
crude oil petroleum that comes directly from under the ground and has not been refined.
crudités cut-up raw vegetables, usu. served with a dip, as an appetizer or party snack.