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Adam's apple the projection at the front of the human throat formed by the largest cartilage of the larynx, visible esp. in men.
apse a projection at the end of a church or other building, usu. having a domed or arched roof.
auricle an earlike projection of either of the two upper chambers of the heart, or one of the chambers itself; atrium. [1/3 definitions]
barbicel on feathers, a minute hairlike projection from one barbule, which attaches to others of its kind, maintaining the integrity of the feather as a single surface.
barbule a small projection from the barb of a feather.
belay in mountain climbing, a secure projection such as a rock, tree, or the like, around which a rope may be run or fastened. [1/6 definitions]
boss2 a rounded projection or swelling. [2/4 definitions]
brad a thin nail with either a small head or a slight projection on the side. [1/2 definitions]
calk2 a similar projection on a person's shoe. [1/4 definitions]
cassowary any of several very large flightless birds of Australia and New Guinea that have a bony projection on the top of the head and face.
cleat a projection attached to the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping, esp. on sports shoes. [1/5 definitions]
cog3 a projection on the end of a piece of wood that, when engaged with an indentation on another piece of wood, creates a joint. [1/2 definitions]
condyle a rounded projection on the end of one bone that fits into a hollow at the facing end of the next bone, forming a ball-and-socket joint.
cornice in architecture, a decorative horizontal projection running near or along the upper edge of a wall or building; molding. [1/4 definitions]
doorstop any of various devices, such as a weighted object, a wedge, or a rubber-tipped projection, used to control the position or movement of a door, as to prop it open at a certain width or prevent it from hitting an adjacent wall.
elbow the bend or joint between the human upper arm and forearm, or the bony projection at this bend. [1/6 definitions]
equal-area of or denoting any of several types of map projection in which portions of the earth's surface that are of equal area are given equal space on a map.
fetlock the projecting bone above and behind the hoof of a horse or horselike animal, or the tuft of hair on this projection.
hamate bone a wedge-shaped bone on the side of the wrist that has a hooklike projection on the surface near the palm.
high relief in friezes and the like, the projection of sculptured figures by about one half of their natural depth.
hornworm the caterpillar of any of several hawk moths, which has a thornlike projection on the rear segment.