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cluster leg
Furniture. a leg having the form of a cluster of columns or shafts. * * *
cluster of galaxies
Gravitationally bound grouping of galaxies, numbering from the hundreds to the tens of thousands. Large clusters of galaxies often exhibit extensive X-ray emission from ...
cluster point
Math. 1. a point of a net having the property that the net is frequently in each neighborhood of the point. 2. See accumulation point. 3. a point of a filter having the property ...
cluster variable
Astron. See RR Lyrae star. [1900-05] * * *
cluster bean n. See guar. * * *
cluster bomb n. A projectile that, when dropped from an aircraft or fired through the air, releases explosive fragments over a wide area. * * *
cluster headache n. A recurring headache similar to migraine and characterized by severe pain in the eye or temple on one side of the head, watering of the eye, and a runny ...
cluster pine n. A Mediterranean pine tree (Pinus pinaster) having long needles in clusters of two, and large ovoid seed-bearing cones. * * *
clutch1 —clutchingly, adv. —clutchy, adj. /kluch/, v.t. 1. to seize with or as with the hands or claws; snatch: The bird swooped down and clutched its prey with its claws. 2. ...
clutch bag
clutch (def. 15). Also called clutch purse. [1945-50] * * *
clutch bag n. A woman's purse that is strapless and carried in the hand. * * *
/klooh"theuh/, n. a river in S New Zealand, on S South Island, flowing NE to the Pacific Ocean. ab. 200 mi. (320 km) long. * * *
Clutha River
River, New Zealand. The longest river in South Island, it rises in the Southern Alps and flows southeast 200 mi (320 km) to the sea. Its valley supports sheep, beef, grain, and ...
/klut"euhr/, v.t. 1. to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner: All kinds of papers cluttered the top of his desk. v.i. 2. Brit. Dial. to run in disorder; move with ...
Clüver, Philipp
▪ German geographer Latin  Philippus Cluverius , Polish  Filip Cluwer  born 1580, Danzig [now Gdańsk], Pol. died Dec. 31, 1622, Leiden, Neth.       German ...
/klooh"id/, n. a county in N Wales. 374,800; 937 sq. mi. (2426 sq. km). * * *
Clwyd, River
▪ river, Wales, United Kingdom       river of northeastern Wales, flowing mainly through Denbighshire but forming the border between Denbighshire and Conwy county ...
/kluyd/, n. Slang. 1. (sometimes cap.) a stupid, inept, or boorish person. 2. the brain or mind. [prob. generic use of the personal name] * * * (as used in expressions) Bonnie ...
/kluyd/, n. 1. a river in S Scotland, flowing NW into the Firth of Clyde. 106 mi. (170 km) long. 2. Firth of, an inlet of the Atlantic, in SW Scotland. 64 mi. (103 km) long. 3. a ...
Clyde (of Clydesdale), Colin Campbell, Baron
▪ British commander also called  (1849–58) Sir Colin Campbell   born Oct. 20, 1792, Glasgow, Scot. died Aug. 14, 1863, Chatham, Kent, Eng.  British soldier who was ...
Clyde Barrow
➡ Bonnie and Clyde * * *
Clyde, River
River, southern Scotland. Scotland's most important river, it flows about 100 mi (160 km) from the Southern Uplands to the Atlantic Ocean. The upper Clyde is a clear fishing ...
/kluyd"bangk'/, n. a city in SW Scotland, on the Clyde River. 56,529. * * * ▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       industrial town, West Dunbartonshire council area, ...
/kluydz"dayl'/, n. one of a Scottish breed of strong, hardy draft horses, having a feathering of long hairs along the backs of the legs. [1780-90; after Clydesdale, Scotland] * * ...
Clydesdale Bank
one of the three main Scottish banks. It started in 1838 and has its head office in Glasgow, which is in Clydesdale, the broad valley of the river Clyde. * * *
Clynes, John Robert
▪ British politician born March 27, 1869, Oldham, Lancashire, Eng. died Oct. 23, 1949, London  one of the original members of the British Labour Party. He served as the ...
See clypeus. * * *
/klip"ee it, -ayt'/, adj. Biol. shaped like a round shield or buckler. Also, clypeiform /klip"ee euh fawrm'/. [1705-15; < L clypeatus. See CLYPEUS, -ATE1] * * *
—clypeal, adj. /klip"ee euhs/, n., pl. clypei /klip"ee uy', -ee ee'/. the area of the facial wall of an insect's head between the labrum and the frons, usually separated from ...
/kluy"sis/, n., pl. clyses /-sees/. Med. 1. the administration of an enema. 2. intravenous administration of any of a number of solutions to provide nutriment, replace lost body ...
/klis"teuhr/, n. Med. an enema. [1350-1400; ME < L < Gk klyster, equiv. to *klyd- (base of klýzein to rinse out; cf. CATACLYSM) + -ter agent n. suffix] * * *
/kluy'teuhm nes"treuh/, n. Class. Myth. the daughter of Tyndareus and Leda, the wife of Agamemnon, and the mother of Orestes, Electra, and Iphigenia. She killed Agamemnon and was ...
/klish"ee euhs/, n. Class. Myth. 1. (in the Iliad) a brother of Priam killed by Hercules. 2. a companion of Jason. 3. one of the Gigantes. * * *
1. Christian male. 2. Common Market. * * *
Symbol, Chem. curium. * * *
centimeter; centimeters. Also, cm. * * *
Canadian Medical Association. * * *
1. certified management consultant. 2. Commandant of the Marine Corps. * * *
cmd abbrev. command * * *
command. * * *
cmdg abbrev. commanding * * *
commanding. * * *
Cmdr abbrev. Commander * * *
Commander. * * *
Chicago Mercantile Exchange. * * *
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance. See COMECON. * * *
CMG abbrev. Companion of (the Order of) St. Michael and St. George * * *
cml abbrev. commercial * * *
commercial. * * *
/see"maws', -mos'/, n. Electronics. complementary metal oxide semiconductor. * * *
cytidine monophosphate. * * *
CMSA abbr. Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area. * * *
CMSgt abbr. chief master sergeant. * * *
cytomegalovirus. * * *
chloroacetophenone. * * *
CN Tower
▪ building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada also called  Canadian National Tower    Torontobroadcast and telecommunications tower in Toronto. Standing at a height of 1,815 feet ...
(in full the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) a British organization started in 1958 to protest against nuclear weapons. It was originally best known for organizing the ...
—cnemic, cnemial, adj. /nee"mis/, n., pl. cnemides /nem"i deez'/. Anat., Zool. the tibia or shin. [ < Gk knemis greave, akin to knéme tibia] * * *
CNG abbrev. compressed natural gas * * *
/nuy"deuh/, n., pl. cnidae /-dee/. Zool. a nematocyst. [1875-80; < L cnide nettle < Gk kníde] * * *
/nuy dair"ee euh/, n. Zool. an alternative name for the invertebrate phylum Coelenterata, giving emphasis to the stinging structures as characteristic of the phylum. [ < NL; see ...
/nuy dair"ee euhn/, n. 1. any invertebrate animal, as a hydra, jellyfish, sea anemone, or coral, considered as belonging to the phylum Cnidaria, characterized by the specialized ...
a combining form representing cnida in compound words: cnidophore. * * *
/nuy"deuh blast'/, n. Zool. the cell within which a nematocyst is developed. [1880-85; CNIDO- + -BLAST] * * *
/nuy"deuh sil/, n. Zool. a hairlike sensory process projecting from the surface of a cnidoblast, believed to trigger the discharge of the nematocyst. [1880-85; CNIDO- + -cil < NL ...
/nuy"deuh sist'/, n. Zool. a nematocyst. [1885-90; CNIDO- + -CYST] * * *
/nuy doj"euh neuhs/, adj. Zool. producing or containing nematocysts. [1900-05; CNIDO- + -GENOUS] * * *
—cnidophorous /nuy dof"euhr euhs/, adj. /nuy"deuh fawr', -fohr'/, n. Zool. a part or organ bearing cnidoblasts. [1885-90; CNIDO- + -PHORE] * * *
▪ protozoan       any protozoan parasite of the subphylum Cnidospora. The approximately 1,100 known species are characterized by walled spores with one to four hollow ...
—Cnidean, adj. /nuy"deuhs/, n. an ancient city in SW Asia Minor, in Caria: the Athenians defeated the Spartans in a naval battle near here 394 B.C. * * * Ancient Greek coastal ...
Certified Nurse Midwife. * * *
Trademark. Cable News Network (a cable television channel specializing in news coverage). * * * or Cable News Network Subsidiary company of Turner Broadcasting Systems. It was ...
Chief of Naval Operations. * * *
Cnos·sos or Cnos·sus (nŏsʹəs) See Knossos. * * *
—Cnossian, adj. /nos"euhs, keuh nos"-/, n. Knossos. * * *
central nervous system. Also, cns. * * *
/keuh nooht", -nyooht"/, n. Canute. * * *
1. Colorado (approved esp. for use with zip code). 2. Commanding Officer. 3. conscientious objector. * * * (as used in expressions) American Broadcasting Co. Co operative ...
Symbol, Chem. cobalt. * * * (as used in expressions) American Broadcasting Co. Co operative Republic of Guyana National Broadcasting Co. 3M Co. American Express Co. American Fur ...
var. of com- before a vowel, h, and gn: coadjutor; cohabit; cognate. The prefix co- now productively forms new words from bases beginning with any sound (co-conspirator; ...
co-anchor [kō′aŋ΄kər] n. one of the usually two anchors for a radio or TV newscast * * * co-an·chor or co·an·chor (kō-ăngʹkər) n. Either of two news commentators ...
/keuh baws", -bos", koh-/, interj. Chiefly Northern U.S. (used to summon cows from the pasture.) [1890-95; co reduced form of COME + BOSS3] * * *
co-chair [kō cher′; ] also, for v. [ kō′cher΄] n. a person who chairs a committee, meeting, etc. jointly with another or others vt. to preside at or over as a co-chair * * ...
/koh'keuhn spir"euh teuhr/, n. a fellow conspirator; associate or collaborator in a conspiracy. Also, coconspirator. [1860-65] * * *
/keuh day", -duy"/, interj. Northern U.S. (used to summon sheep and, sometimes, cows). Also co-dack /keuh dak"/. [see CO-BOSS; day appar. reduced from Dick as an animal's name] * ...
co-de·pen·dent or co·de·pen·dent (kō'dĭ-pĕnʹdənt) adj. 1. Mutually dependent. 2. Of or relating to a relationship in which one person is psychologically dependent in an ...
co-determination [kō΄dē tʉr΄mə nā′shən, kō΄ditʉr΄mə nā′shən] n. a system of industrial management in which workers share responsibility for the operation of a ...
/koh'i dish"euhn/, n. one of two or more simultaneously released editions of the same book, sometimes published by different publishers in different countries. [1960-65] * * *
v. /koh hohst", koh"hohst'/; n. /koh"hohst'/, Radio and Television. v.t., v.i. 1. to host (a program) jointly with another. n. 2. a person who co-hosts. * * *
—co-manager, n. —co-management, n. /koh man"ij/, v.t., v.i., co-managed, co-managing. to manage jointly. * * *
—co-occurrence, cooccurrence, n. /koh'euh kerr"/, v.i., co-occurred, co-occurring. to appear together in sequence or simultaneously. Also, cooccur. [1950-55] * * *
—co-oper, n. n., adv. /koh"op/; v. /koh"op, koh op"/, n., v., co-oped, co-oping, adv. n. 1. a cooperative store, dwelling, program, etc. v.t. 2. to place in a cooperative ...
Co-operative Bank
➡ Co-operative Group * * *
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
Political party prominent in western Canada in the 1930s and '40s. It was founded in Calgary, Alta., in 1932 by a federation of farm, labour, and socialist parties to transform ...
co-operative credit union
➡ credit union * * *
Co-operative Group
(also the Co-op) a company set up in 1863 by members of the Co-operative Movement to produce and buy goods, and sell them in special shops. It now has supermarkets all over ...
Co-operative Movement
an international movement that aims to encourage people to produce, buy and sell things together, and to share the profits. The movement started in northern England in the 19th ...
co-opt [kō äpt′, kō′äpt΄] vt. 〚L cooptare, to choose, elect < co- (var. of com-), with + optare, to choose: see OPTION〛 1. to add (a person or persons) to a group by ...
See co-opt. * * *
See co-optation. * * *
See co-optation. * * *
See co-optation. * * *
co-or·bi·tal (kō'ôrʹbĭ-tl) adj. Of or relating to two or more celestial bodies that share, or very nearly share, the same orbit, such as Epimetheus and Janus, two of ...
/koh awr"dn l/, adj. Biol. belonging to the same order. [1870-75; CO- + ORDINAL1] * * *
/koh ohn", koh"ohn'/, v.t. to own jointly with another: a building I co-owned with my brother. * * *
n. /koh"pair'euhnt, -par'-, koh pair"-, -par"-/; v. /koh pair"euhnt, -par"-/, n. 1. a divorced or separated parent who shares equally with the other parent in the custody and ...
co-par·ent·ing (kō-pârʹən-tĭng, -părʹ-) n. An arrangement in a divorce or separation by which parents share legal and physical custody of a child or ...
co-payment [kō′pā΄mənt] n. payment required of an insured person for that portion of medical expenses not paid by the insurance company; specif., a fixed fee required for ...
—co-publisher, copublisher, n. /koh pub"lish/, v.t. to publish jointly with another publisher. Also, copublish. * * *
co-relation [kō΄ri lā′shən] n. CORRELATION co-relative [kō΄rel′ə tiv] adj. co-relatively adv. * * *
/koh ven"cheuhr/, n. a business project or enterprise undertaken jointly by two or more companies, each sharing in the capitalization and in any profits or losses. * * *
co-worker [kō′wʉr΄kər] n. a fellow worker * * *
1. Company. 2. County. Also, co. * * *
change of address. * * *
coenzyme A. * * *
n. /koh as"euhr vit, -vayt', koh'euh serr"vit/; v. /koh as"euhr vayt', koh'euh serr"vayt/, n., v., coacervated, coacervating. n. 1. Physical Chem. a reversible aggregation of ...
/koh as'euhr vay"sheuhn/, n. Physical Chem. the process of becoming a coacervate. [1350-1400; ME coacervacioun < L coacervation- (s. of coacervatio), equiv. to coacervat(us) (see ...
—coachable, adj. —coachability, n. /kohch/, n. 1. a large, horse-drawn, four-wheeled carriage, usually enclosed. 2. a public motorbus. 3. Railroads. See day coach. 4. Also ...
coach box
the seat for the driver of a coach or carriage. [1645-55] * * *
coach dog
Dalmatian (def. 3). [1830-40] * * *
coach horse
a horse, usually strong and heavily built, for drawing a coach. [1580-90] * * *
coach house
a small building, usually part of an estate or adjacent to a main house, used for housingcoaches, carriages, and other vehicles. Also called carriage house. [1670-80] * * *
coach screw.
See lag screw. [1870-75] * * *
/kohch'euhn fawr", -fohr"/, n. a coach together with the four horses by which it is drawn. [1880-85] * * *
See coach. * * *
coach dog n. See Dalmatian.   [So called because it was trained to run behind a coach.] * * *
Coachella Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Part of the Colorado Desert, the 15-mi-(24-km-) wide valley stretches 45 mi (72 km) between the Little San Bernardino Mountains and the San ...
/koh"cheuhr/, n. 1. a person who coaches; coach. 2. See coach horse. [1580-90; COACH + -ER1] * * *
coaching glass
a small drinking glass of the early 19th century having no foot. Also called fuddling glass. * * *
/kohch"meuhn/, n., pl. coachmen. 1. a man employed to drive a coach or carriage. 2. Angling. See royal coachman. [1570-80; COACH + MAN] * * *
Coachman, Alice
▪ American athlete born Nov. 9, 1923, Albany, Ga., U.S.       American athlete who was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.       Coachman first ...
/kohch"hwip', -wip'/, n. 1. a whip, usually having a long lash, used in driving a coach horse. 2. Also called coachwhip snake. a long, slender snake, Masticophis flagellum, of ...
—coactor, n. /koh akt"/, v.t., v.i. to do or act together. [1375-1425 for earlier adj. senses "compelled or forced (to do something)"; 1600-10 for current (intrans.) sense; ...
coaction1 /koh ak"sheuhn/, n. force or compulsion, either in restraining or in impelling. [1350-1400; ME < L coaction- (s. of coactio), equiv. to coact(us) (ptp. of cogere; see ...
coactive1 —coactively, adv. —coactivity, n. /koh ak"tiv/, adj. compulsory; coercive. [1590-1600; COACT(ION)1 + -IVE] coactive2 —coactively, adv. —coactivity, n. /koh ...
See coactive. * * *
—coadaptational, adj. —coadaptationally, adv. /koh'ad euhp tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. Biol. the correlation of structural or behavioral characteristics in two or more interacting ...
/koh'euh dap"tid/, adj. having undergone coadaptation; mutually accommodating. [CO- + ADAPT + -ED2] * * *
Coade stone
/kohd/ a ceramic imitation of carved stonework popular in England around 1800. [named after Eleanor Coade, late 18th-century English manufacturer] * * *
/koh aj"euh teuhnt/, adj. 1. helping reciprocally; cooperating. n. 2. an assistant; aide. [1700-10; CO- + ADJUTANT] * * *
/koh aj"euh teuhr, koh'euh jooh"teuhr/, n. 1. an assistant. 2. an assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic. 3. a bishop who assists another bishop, with the right of ...
—coadunation, n. /koh aj"euh nit, -nayt'/, adj. Zool., Bot. united by growth. [1600-10; < LL coadunatus (ptp. of coadunare to unite), equiv. to co- CO- + ad- AD- + un(us) one + ...
See coadunate. * * *
See coadunation. * * *
—coadventurer, n. /koh'euhd ven"cheuhr/, n., v., coadventured, coadventuring. n. 1. adventure in which two or more share. v.i. 2. to share in an adventure. [1635-45; CO- + ...
/koh ay"jeuhn see/, n., pl. coagencies. joint agency. [1605-15; CO- + AGENCY] * * *
/koh ay"jeuhnt/, n. a joint agent. [1590-1600; CO- + AGENT] * * *
See coagulate. * * *
—coagulability, n. /koh ag"yeuh leuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being coagulated. [1645-55; COAGUL(ATE) + -ABLE] * * *
/koh ag"yeuh leuhnt/, n. a substance that produces or aids coagulation. Also, coagulator /koh ag"yeuh lay'teuhr/. [1760-70; < L coagulant- (s. of coagulans, prp. of coagulare to ...
coagulase [kō ag′yo͞olās΄, kō ag′yəlās΄] n. 〚 COAGULATE + -ASE〛 an enzyme produced by certain bacteria, which causes coagulation of blood plasma * * ...
—coagulation, n. —coagulatory /koh ag"yeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, coagulative /koh ag"yeuh lay'tiv, -leuh tiv/, adj. v. /koh ag"yeuh layt'/; adj. /koh ag"yeuh lit, -layt'/, ...
See coagulability. * * * Process of forming a blood clot to prevent blood loss from a ruptured vessel. A damaged blood vessel stimulates activation of clotting factors, ...
See coagulability. * * *
See coagulability. * * *
/koh ag"yeuh leuhm/, n., pl. coagula /-leuh/. any coagulated mass; precipitate; clump; clot. [1650-60; < L: that which binds together or coagulates, rennet, equiv. to co- CO- + ...
/kaw'ah wee"lah/, n. a state in N Mexico. 1,334,000; 58,067 sq. mi. (150,395 sq. km). Cap.: Saltillo. * * * State (pop., 2000: 2,298,070), northeastern Mexico. It covers 57,908 ...
/kohk/, n. Carpentry. 1. (in a scarf joint) a tenon in one member fitting into a corresponding recess of the other. 2. a dowel through overlapping timbers to prevent one from ...
—coalless, adj. /kohl/, n. 1. a black or dark-brown combustible mineral substance consisting of carbonized vegetable matter, used as a fuel. Cf. anthracite, bituminous coal, ...
coal ball
a spherical mass of mineral and plant material embedded in coal beds, ranging in size from that of a pea to that of a boulder. [1735-45] * * * ▪ paleontology       a ...
coal car
1. a railroad car designed to carry coal. 2. a car for hauling coal in or from a mine. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
coal classification
▪ process  any of various ways in which coal is grouped. Most classifications are based on the results of chemical analyses and physical tests, but some are more empirical ...
coal cutter
a machine for cutting a kerf, esp. in longwall mining. [1870-75] * * *
coal field
an area containing significant coal deposits. [1805-15] * * *
coal gas
1. a gas used for illuminating and heating, produced by distilling bituminous coal and consisting chiefly of hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide. 2. the gas formed by burning ...
Coal gasification reactions
▪ Table Coal gasification reactions equilibrium conditions reaction effect of increase in temperature effect of increase in pressure kinetics (rate of reaction) heat of ...
coal heaver
a person who carries or shovels coal. [1755-65] * * *
coal hod
a small pail for carrying coal; a coal scuttle. [1815-25] * * *
coal measures
Geol. 1. coal-bearing strata. 2. (caps.) in Europe, a portion of the Carboniferous System, characterized by widespread coal deposits. [1655-65] * * * Major division of Upper ...
coal mine
—coal miner. —coal mining. a mine or pit from which coal is obtained. [1605-15] * * *
coal mining
Coal was very important in the economic development of Britain. It was used as fuel in the factories built during the Industrial Revolution and continued to be important until ...
coal oil
Older U.S. Use and Canadian. 1. petroleum obtained by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal. 2. kerosene. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
coal pit
1. a pit where coal is dug. 2. a place where charcoal is made. [bef. 1050; ME colpytte, OE collpytt] * * *
coal scuttle
a metal bucket, usually with a lip, for holding and carrying coal. [1765-75] * * *
coal seam
a bed of coal. [1840-50] * * *
coal tar
—coal-tar, adj. a thick, black, viscid liquid formed during the distillation of coal, that upon further distillation yields compounds, as benzene, anthracene, and phenol, from ...
Coal type according to appearance
▪ Table Coal type according to appearance and composition type main components opaque attritus percent banded coal (>5 percent anthraxylon) bright anthraxylon and ...
coal utilization
Introduction        combustion of coal or its conversion into useful solid, gaseous, and liquid products. By far the most important use of coal is in combustion, mainly ...
coal-tar creosote
impure phenol or carbolic acid, distinct from the creosote of wood tar. * * *
/koh ah"leuh/, n. koala. * * *
/kohl"bin'/, n. a bin used for holding coal. [1860-65, Amer.; COAL + BIN] * * *
/koh"leuhr/, n. a railroad, ship, etc., used mainly to haul or supply coal. [1865-70; COAL + -ER1] * * *
—coalescence, n. —coalescent, adj. /koh'euh les"/, v., coalesced, coalescing. v.i. 1. to grow together or into one body: The two lakes coalesced into one. 2. to unite so as ...
See coalesce. * * *
See coalescence. * * *
coal·field (kōlʹfēld') n. An area in which deposits of coal are found. * * *
➡ coal mining * * *
/kohl"fish'/, n., pl. coalfishes, (esp. collectively) coalfish. 1. a sablefish. 2. a pollack. [1595-1605; COAL + FISH] * * *
coal gas n. 1. A gaseous mixture produced by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal and used as a commercial fuel. 2. The gaseous mixture released by burning coal. * * *
/koh'leuh fi kay"sheuhn/, n. Geol. the conversion of plant material into coal by natural processes, as by diagenesis and, in some instances, metamorphism. [1910-15; COAL + -I- + ...
coaling station
a place at which coal is supplied to ships, locomotives, etc. [1865-70] * * *
—coalitional, adj. —coalitioner, n. /koh'euh lish"euhn/, n. 1. a combination or alliance, esp. a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc. 2. a union into one ...
Coalition of Labor Union Women
▪ American organization       organization of women trade unionists representing more than 60 American and international labour unions.       The CLUW was founded ...
—coalitionist, n. /koh'euh lish"euh niz'euhm/, n. the idea, principle, or policy of favoring or supporting the concept of coalition or a specific coalition, esp. in ...
See coalition. * * *
coal measures pl.n. Geology 1. Coal Measures A stratigraphic unit equivalent to the Pennsylvanian or Upper Carboniferous Periods. 2. Strata of the Carboniferous Period usually ...
coal oil n. See kerosene. * * *
Coalport porcelain
▪ pottery  ware from the porcelain factory in Shropshire, England, founded by John Rose in 1795. “Coalbrookdale Porcelain” was used sometimes as a trade description and a ...
/kohl"sak'/, n. Astron. a dark nebula in the southern constellation Crux, whose dust particles obscure light from Milky Way stars behind it. Also, Coal Sack. Also called Southern ...
coal tar n. A viscous black liquid containing numerous organic compounds that is obtained by the destructive distillation of coal and used as a roofing, waterproofing, and ...
/koh"lee/, adj., coalier, coaliest. of, resembling, or containing coal. [1555-65; COAL + -Y1] * * *
/koh"ming/, n. a raised border around an opening in a deck, roof, or floor, designed to prevent water from running below. [1605-15; earlier coming, appar. equiv. to COMB (in ...
/kaw ah"maw/, n. a city in S central Puerto Rico. 12,851. * * * ▪ Puerto Rico       town, south-central Puerto Rico. It lies in the southern foothills of the ...
—coanchorship, n. /koh ang"keuhr/, v.t. 1. to anchor (a news broadcast or other program) jointly with another. v.i. 2. to anchor a news broadcast or other program jointly with ...
/kaw ahonn dann"/, n. Henri Marie /ahonn rddee" mann rddee"/, 1885-1972, French engineer and inventor. * * *
/koh apt"/, v.t. to bring close together: The surgeons coapted the edges of the wound. [1560-70; < L coapt(are), equiv. to co- CO- + aptare to put into position, v. deriv. of ...
/koh'ap tay"sheuhn/, n. a joining or adjustment of parts to one another: the coaptation of a broken bone. [1555-65; < LL coaptation-, s. of coaptatio; see COAPT, -ATION] * * *
/koh ahrk"tayt, -tit/, adj. (of a pupa) having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium. [1375-1425 for sense "confined, restricted," 1810-20 for current sense; late ME ...
/koh'ahrk tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. Pathol. a. a narrowing of the lumen of a blood vessel. b. a congenital anomaly of the heart in which there is a narrowing of the aorta, resulting in ...
—coarsely, adv. —coarseness, n. /kawrs, kohrs/, adj., coarser, coarsest. 1. composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand. 2. lacking in ...
coarse fishing
➡ field sports * * *
—coarse-grainedness, n. /kawrs"graynd", kohrs"-/, adj. 1. having a coarse texture or grain. 2. indelicate; crude; vulgar; gross: a coarse-grained person with vulgar ...
coarsegrained [kôrs′grānd΄] adj. 1. having a coarse texture 2. lacking in refinement or delicacy; crude * * *
See coarse. * * *
/kawr"seuhn, kohr"-/, v.t., v.i. to make or become coarse. [1795-1805; COARSE + -EN1] * * *
See coarsely. * * *
/kawr"seuhr, kohr"-/, adj. Math. of or pertaining to a topology on a topological space whose open sets are included among the open sets of a second specified topology on the ...
/koh'ahr tik'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. Phonet. 1. concomitance of articulation, as in fro, ostensibly a succession of three discrete sounds but physically a single articulation /f-/ ...
Coase, Ronald
▪ British-American economist in full  Ronald Harry Coase   born December 29, 1910, Willesden, Middlesex, England       British-born American economist who was awarded ...
Coase, Ronald (Harry)
born Dec. 29, 1910, Willesden, Middlesex, Eng. British-U.S. economist. He received his doctorate from the London School of Economics and taught principally there and the ...
/kohst/, n. 1. the land next to the sea; seashore: the rocky coast of Maine. 2. the region adjoining it: They live on the coast, a few miles from the sea. 3. a hill or slope down ...
coast artillery
1. artillery used for defending coastal areas. 2. a military unit manning such artillery. * * *
Coast Guard
1. U.S. Mil. a military service under the Department of Transportation, which in peacetime enforces maritime laws, saves lives and property at sea, and maintains aids to ...
Coast Guard Women's Reserve
▪ United States military organization       U.S. military service group, founded in 1942 for the purpose of making more men available to serve at sea by assigning women ...
coast live oak.
See California live oak. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
Coast Mountains
Coast Mountains mountain range in W British Columbia & S Alas.; N continuation of the Cascade Range: highest peak, 13,260 ft (4,042 m) * * * ▪ mountains, North ...
coast pilot
1. Also called pilot. a manual published by a government for mariners, containing descriptions of coastal waters, harbor facilities, etc., for a specific area. 2. a pilot of ...
Coast Range
a series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America, extending from Lower California to SE Alaska. Also, Coast Mountains. * * *
Coast Ranges
Coast Ranges series of mountain ranges along the W coast of North America, extending from Alas. to Baja California: highest peak, Mt. Logan * * * or Pacific Coast Ranges Series ...
coast rhododendron
a rhododendron, Rhododendron macrophyllum, of western North America, having large clusters of rose-purple flowers spotted with brown: the state flower of Washington. Also called ...
Coast Salish
▪ people       Salish-speaking North American Indians of the Northwest Coast, living around what are now the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, southern Vancouver Island, ...
coast-guard cutter
/kohst"gahrd'/ a cutter used by the U.S. Coast Guard. * * *
/kohst"teuh kohst"/, adj. extending, going, or operating from one coast of the U.S. to the other: a coast-to-coast television network. [1910-15] * * *
—coastally, adv. /kohs"tl/, adj. of, relating to, bordering on, or located near a coast: The coastal regions are inundated at high tide. [1880-85; COAST + -AL1] * * *
coastal artillery
also called  Coast Artillery,         weapons for discharging missiles, placed along the shore for defense against naval attack.       In the 15th century the ...
Coastal Carolina University
▪ university, Conway, South Carolina, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Conway, South Carolina, U.S. It comprises the E. Craig ...
coastal landforms
▪ geology Introduction       any of the relief features present along any coast, the result of a combination of processes, sediments, and the geology of the coast ...
coastal plain
a plain extending along a coast. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
/koh"steuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that coasts. 2. a small dish, tray, or mat, esp. for placing under a glass to protect a table from moisture. 3. a ship engaged in coastwise ...
coaster brake
a brake on the hub of the rear wheel of freewheel bicycles, operated by back pressure on the pedals. [1885-90] * * *
coaster brake n. A brake and clutch on the rear wheel and drive mechanism of a bicycle operated through reverse pressure on the pedals. * * *
Coasters, the
▪ American music group       American rhythm-and-blues (rhythm and blues) and rock-and-roll (rock and roll) vocal quartet, one of the most popular of the 1950s. The ...
coast guard also Coast Guard n. Abbr. CG 1. The branch of a nation's armed forces that is responsible for coastal defense, protection of life and property at sea, and enforcement ...
/kohst"gahrdz'meuhn/, n., pl. coastguardsmen. See Coast Guard (def. 3). [1840-50; COAST GUARD + 's1 + MAN1] * * *
coasting lead
/led/, Naut. a lead used in sounding depths of from 20 to 60 fathoms. * * *
coasting trade
trade between ports along the same coast. [1735-45] * * *
coasting wagon
a toy wagon for children, often used for coasting down hills. * * *
/kohst"land'/, n. land along a coast; seacoast. [1850-55; COAST + LAND] * * *
/kohst"luyn'/, n. 1. the outline or contour of a coast; shoreline. 2. the land and water lying adjacent to a shoreline. [1855-60; COAST + LINE1] * * *
Coast Mountains A range of western British Columbia, Canada, and southeast Alaska extending about 1,609 km (1,000 mi) parallel to the Pacific coast. The mountains slope ...
Coast Ranges A series of mountain ranges of extreme western North America extending from southeast Alaska to Baja California along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. * * *
Coast Salish n. The Salish-speaking Native American peoples inhabiting the northwest Pacific coast from the Strait of Georgia to southwest Washington. * * *
/kohst"weuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, coastwards. toward the coast: We left the sinking ship in lifeboats and rowed coastward. adj. 2. directed toward the coast: a coastward ...
See coastward. * * *
/kohst"wayz'/, adv., adj. Archaic. coastwise. [1695-1705] * * *
/kohst"wuyz'/, adv. 1. along the coast: We sailed coastwise for days before finding a harbor. adj. 2. following the coast. [1685-95; COAST + -WISE] * * *
—coater, n. —coatless, adj. /koht/, n. 1. an outer garment with sleeves, covering at least the upper part of the body: a new fur coat; a coat for formal wear. 2. a natural ...
coat card.
See face card. [1555-65] * * *
coat flower
a plant, Petrorhagia saxifraga, of the pink family, native to Eurasia, having pink or white flowers in terminal branching clusters. Also called tunic flower. * * *
coat hanger
hanger (def. 1). [1890-95] * * *
coat of arms
1. a surcoat or tabard embroidered with heraldic devices, worn by medieval knights over their armor. 2. a heraldic achievement of arms. [1325-75; ME; parallel to F cotte ...
coat of mail
a long defensive garment made of interlinked metal rings; hauberk; byrnie. [1480-90; parallel to F cotte de mailles] * * *
coat protein
any protein that is a constituent of the capsid of a virus. [1975-80] * * *
coat tree.
See clothes tree. [1940-45] * * *

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