1. A circular segment of a curve:; SYN. crook, turn.
2. Curved segment; SYN. curve.
3. Diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left; SYN. bend dexter.
4. The act of bending something; SYN. bending, flex, flexion, flection, inflection.
(Irregular plural: bosses)
1. A person responsible for hiring workers; SYN. hirer.
2. A person who exercises control and makes decisions
3. A protuberant part or body; a raised ornamentation; stud; an ornamental projecting block used in architecture
4. A soft pad used in ceramics and glassmaking
5. The hub of a propeller
6. Cow, calf.
Sinonimi: bowline knot
ETYM Cf. Dutch boelijn, Icel. böglďna, Dan. bovline; properly the line attached to the shoulder or side of the sail. Related to Bow, and Line.
A loop knot that neither slips not jams; SYN. bowline knot.
Rope used to keep weather edge of a sail taut.
Rope steadying upright edge of sail; knot securing this to sail. bowline bridle, rope securing bowline to sail. bow line.
1. A large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree.
2. The wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer.
ETYM Dan. kam comb, ridge; or cf. W., Gael., and Irish, cam bent. Related to Comb.
Part of a machine that converts circular motion to linear motion or vice versa. The edge cam in an automobile engine is in the form of a rounded projection on a shaft, the camshaft. When the camshaft turns, the cams press against linkages (plungers or followers) that open the valves in the cylinders.
A face cam is a disc with a groove in its face, in which the follower travels. A cylindrical cam carries angled parallel grooves, which impart a to-and-fro motion to the follower when it rotates.
Shaped rotating disk to convert circular into linear motion.
(Irregular plural: hitches).
1. A knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it.
2. Connects a vehicle to the load that it pulls.
3. The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg; SYN. hobble, limp.
ETYM A modification of knop. Related to Nob.
1. A round handle.
2. A rounded projection or protuberance.
3. An ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger; SYN. pommel.
ETYM Old Eng. knot, knotte, as. cnotta; akin to Dutch knot, Old High Germ. chnodo, chnoto, German knoten, Icel. knotr, Swed. knut, Dan. knude, and perh. to Latin nodus. Related to Knout, Knit.
In navigation, unit by which a ship's speed is measured, equivalent to one nautical mile per hour (one knot equals about 1.15 miles per hour). It is also sometimes used in aviation.Intertwinement of parts of one or more ropes, cords, or strings, to bind them together or to other objects. It is constructed so that the strain on the knot will draw it tighter. Bends or hitches are knots used to fasten ropes together or to other objects; when two ropes are joined end to end, they are spliced. The craft of macramé uses knots to form decorative pieces and fringes.
(Homonym: naught, not).
1. Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object.
2. A hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged.
3. Something twisted and tight and swollen; SYN. gnarl.
4. A tight cluster of people or things.
ETYM French lobe, Greek lobos.
A somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part.
ETYM Latin nodus; perh. akin to Eng. knot. Related to Noose, Nowed.
1. A connecting point at which several lines come together.
2. Any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part.
3. Any thickened enlargement; SYN. knob.
4. (Astronomy) A point where an orbit crosses a plane.
5. (Computer science) Any computer that is hooked up to a computer network; SYN. client, guest.
A terminal on a data communications network.
In physics, a position in a standing wave pattern at which there is no vibration. Points at which there is maximum vibration are called antinodes. Stretched strings, for example, can show nodes when they vibrate. Guitarists can produce special effects (harmonics) by touching a sounding string lightly to produce a node.
ETYM Prov. Eng., n, a lump on a tree where a branch has been cut off.
1. Any hook-like protuberance.
2. A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch.
3. A small problem.
4. A catch in a fishing line when the hook has caught on weeds or other matter below the surface.
1. A vicious angry growl.
2. An angry vicious expression.
Sinonimi: tie beam
ETYM as. tęge, tige, tîge.
1. A cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied.
2. A horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; SYN. tie beam.
Jedan računar ili terminal u mreži. Mreže mogu da se sastoje od brojnih čvorova koji rade nezavisno jedan od drugog.
1. A junction of some type.
2. In networking, a device, such as a client computer, a server, or a shared printer, that is connected to the network and is capable of communicating with other network devices.
3. In tree structures, a location on the tree that can have links to one or more nodes below it. Some authors make a distinction between node and element, with an element being a given data type and a node comprising one or more elements as well as any supporting data structures. See also element (definition 1), graph, pointer (definition 1), queue, stack, tree.