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acorn the fruit of the oak tree, having a smooth, ovoid nut partially enclosed by a rough, cuplike base.
air shaft a narrow vertical passage through which fresh air can reach an otherwise enclosed area such as the interior of a building; ventilating shaft.
air well a usu. central court that is enclosed by the exterior walls of a building and provides air and light.
alcove a separate or recessed part of a room that is partly enclosed. [1/2 definitions]
arctic (often cap.) the geographical area enclosed by the Arctic Circle. [1/5 definitions]
arum any of a family of plants, such as jack-in-the-pulpit, with arrow-shaped leaves and bearing a flower, at the tip of a long spike, that is enclosed by a hoodlike leaf. [1/2 definitions]
ascidian any of various marine animals, such as the sea squirts, that have a saclike body enclosed by a thick tuniclike membrane.
atrium an enclosed courtyard, esp. in ancient Roman houses or early Christian churches. [1/2 definitions]
attached designating an additional document or documents enclosed with a letter or e-mail. [2/4 definitions]
ballpark an enclosed piece of land, with or without a roof, having stands for spectators and a playing field for ball games, esp. baseball. [1/2 definitions]
benighted overtaken by nightfall; enclosed in the darkness of night. [1/2 definitions]
bin to store in an enclosed container or space. [1/2 definitions]
bonbon a candy with a filling of fruit jam, nuts, or creamy sugar paste enclosed in a coating of chocolate or the like.
bookcase a set of enclosed shelves for books.
box1 the enclosed area in a courtroom where a jury sits. [2/9 definitions]
boxcar an enclosed railroad car used for carrying freight.
cab1 the enclosed compartment of a heavy piece of machinery or vehicle where the driver or operator sits. [1/3 definitions]
cable car an enclosed passenger vehicle either on rails or suspended on a cable and pulled back and forth by a moving cable, esp. up and down a steep incline or across a chasm.
cable railway a system of transportation in which enclosed passenger cars, pulled by a continuously moving underground cable, roll along rails.
capsulate enclosed in or formed into a capsule; encapsulated.
carriage a wheeled passenger vehicle that is covered or enclosed. [1/5 definitions]