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coronagraph telescopic equipment that blocks light from a star so that the star's corona and objects close to the star can be resolved.
countersink to enlarge the top portion of (a hole) so that the inserted head of a bolt, screw, or the like does not protrude above the surface. [1/4 definitions]
coupler a device in an organ or harpsichord connecting two keyboards or two keys an octave apart so that they may be played together. [1/2 definitions]
damp-dry to dry (laundry) partially so that some moisture is retained.
diffraction modification of light or other waves by partially obstructing them so that they bend around the obstruction and break into bands of different frequencies.
dog fighting the fighting between dogs that is arranged by humans so that the competition can be watched for entertainment and/or betted upon. The bringing of dogs together to fight is an illegal activity in all U.S. states and many other regions of the world.
double-knit a fabric, usu. synthetic, knit on a machine with two sets of needles so that, as the two single-knit fabrics are produced, they are also woven together to form a double thickness. [1/2 definitions]
drawbridge a bridge built so that it can be raised or moved in order to either allow tall ships to pass beneath or restrict passage.
Dutch door a door divided into two halves that operate separately so that the top may be opened while the bottom remains closed.
duvet a bed covering filled with feathers or other soft material and generally having a removable and washable cover so that it can be used as both top sheet and quilt.
dwarf (outdated; often considered offensive) a much smaller than average person due to a medical condition, esp. if proportioned so that the person's legs are shorter than his or her torso. [1/7 definitions]
emblazon to inscribe a design or the like on (a surface) so that it appears prominently. [1/5 definitions]
en brosse (French) of hair, cut short, so that it resembles the bristles of a brush.
equinox either of the two times during the year when the sun crosses the earth's equator so that day and night are of equal duration worldwide, occurring in March and September.
face to turn or be placed so that the front is to a specific direction (usu. fol. by "on" or "toward"). [1/11 definitions]
fasces a pack of rods surrounding an ax so that only its blade projects, used esp. during ancient Roman times as a symbol of power and authority.
feedback the return of information about the functioning of a machine process, so that the process may be automatically regulated. [1/6 definitions]
flipper a small, wedge-shaped device that can be manipulated so that it pivots back and forth, used esp. in arcade games to hit small moving balls and change their course. [1/3 definitions]
floating dock a structure that can be submerged, placed under a ship, and then raised so that the ship can be floated out of water, as for repairs.
fold1 to bend over upon itself so that one section lies on or against another section. [1/16 definitions]
format to arrange or organize so that a particular appearance is achieved. [1/5 definitions]