ETYM Old Fren. barge, French berge, from Late Lat. barca, for barica, prob. from Latin baris an Egyptian rowboat, prob. from Egyptian: cf. Coptic bari a boat. Related to Bark a vessel.
A boat with a flat bottom for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals); SYN. flatboat, hoy, lighter.
ETYM Old Eng. boot, bat, AS. bât; akin to Icel. bâtr, Swed. bat, Dan. baad, Dutch and German boot. Related to Bateau.
A small vessel for travel on water.
ETYM AS. craeft strength, skill, art, cunning; akin to OS., German, Swed., and Dan. kraft strength, Dutch kracht, Icel. kraptr; perh. originally, a drawing together, stretching, from the root of Eng. cramp.
1. A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space.
2. A particular kind of skilled work; SYN. trade.
3. Skill in an occupation or trade; SYN. craftsmanship, workmanship.
4. Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception; SYN. craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness.
1. A booking for musicians.
2. A cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting.
3. Light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain.
4. Long and light rowing boat; especially for racing.
5. Small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood. Light two-wheeled one-horse carriage
ETYM as., from Latin ponto punt, pontoon. Related to Pontoon.
1. An open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole.
2. Kicking in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground; SYN. punting.
3. The monetary pound of Ireland.
4. The act or an instance of punting a ball.
ETYM Old Eng. shelle, schelle, as. scell, scyll; akin to Dutch shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and Eng. skill. Related to Scale of fishes, Shale, Skill.
1. A rigid covering that envelops an object.
2. The exterior covering of a bird's egg; SYN. eggshell.
3. The hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts.
4. The outer covering or housing of something; SYN. case, casing.
5. A very light narrow racing boat; SYN. racing shell.
The hard outer covering of a wide variety of invertebrates. The covering is usually mineralized, normally with large amounts of calcium. The shell of birds' eggs is also largely made of calcium.
Trade name of the Anglo-Dutch oil-development and exploration concern Royal Dutch/Shell Group, one of the world's biggest companies, formed 1907.
Shell is the world's largest oil and gas producer, with the largest oil reserves, and is responsible for 5% of the world's oil and gas production. It has 2,000 operating companies worldwide. It is also the world's largest retailer, with (1994) 40,000 gasoline stations in 100 countries. Its sales turnover in 1992 amounted to more than the gross national product of any country except the 23 richest.
The company abandoned plans to dump a disused oil-storage platform in the north Atlantic Ocean June 1995 in the face of widespread protests spearheaded by the environmentalist group Greenpeace.
The business originated in the early 19th century with a curio shop in E London that sold shell ornaments; by 1830 the dealer, Marcus Samuel, had built up an international trade in copra and oriental artifacts. From 1897 the company dealt in oil and kerosene (paraffin oil) and was consolidated as the Shell Transport and Trading Company, amalgamating with the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company 1907.
Sinonimi: vat | tubful
ETYM Old Eng. tubbe; of Dutch or Low German origin; cf. lg. tubbe, Dutch tobbe.
1. A large open container for holding or storing liquids; SYN. vat.
2. The amount that a tub will hold; SYN. tubful.