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fifth wheel a coupling structure, consisting of two rotating disks placed on the front axle of a cart or carriage, that supports the body while allowing it to turn, or a similar structure that acts as a coupling between the cab and trailer on a tractor-trailer. [2 definitions]
fiftieth indicating rank or position between forty-ninth and fifty-first. [3 definitions]
fifty the number represented by the Arabic numeral 50 and by the Roman numeral L. [5 definitions]
fifty-fifty shared equally by two. [3 definitions]
fig any of several broad-leafed trees native to the Mediterranean that bear oblong or pear-shaped soft fruit having many small seeds, or the fruit itself. [3 definitions]
fig. abbreviation of "figure." [2 definitions]
figeater see "June bug."
fight a battle, struggle, or angry disagreement. [9 definitions]
fighter a boxer. [3 definitions]
fighting chance a slight possibility of victory or success if great effort is exerted.
fightorflight response activation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event and readies the body for action.
figment something imaginary or invented.
figuration the act of forming something into a particular figure, or the resulting figure. [3 definitions]
figurative not meant to be interpreted in a literal way; metaphorical. [3 definitions]
figure a number or other written symbol other than a letter of the alphabet. [16 definitions]
figured shaped, formed, or fashioned. [3 definitions]
figurehead the titular head of an organization who has no real power. [2 definitions]
figure of speech an expression, such as a metaphor, hyperbole, or simile, that uses words in a nonliteral, unusual, or intensive manner to produce a certain effect; trope.
figure on to take (something) into consideration; expect; plan for.
figure out to find an answer to a problem or puzzling question by using the power of the mind.
figure skater an ice skater who is capable of tracing perfect figures onto the ice with the blade of his or her skate and executes athletic jumps and dance movements.