1. Backbone of an animal.
2. Cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone.
The intersection of the middle and sides of a boat
backbone; cut of meat adjoining backbone; saddle; ridge; small ravine.
1. A narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall.
2. A short light metallic sound; SYN. click, clink.
3. Offensive terms for a person of Chinese descent; SYN. Chinaman.
1. A long narrow opening; SYN. cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure.
2. A mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something; SYN. check, chip.
3. A usually brief attempt; SYN. fling, go, pass, whirl, offer.
4. A sudden sharp noise; SYN. cracking.
5. A purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted.
ETYM French cran notch, prob. from Latin crena (a doubful word).
A small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall).
ETYM Old Eng. crevace, crevice. French crevasse, from crever to break, burst, from Latin crepare to crack,break. Related to Craven, Crepitate, Crevasse.
A long narrow depression in a surface; SYN. cranny, crack, fissure, chap.
ETYM Latin fissura, from findere, fissum, to cleave, split; akin to Eng. bite: cf. French fissure.
(Anatomy) A long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes.
1. A lengthwise crack in some substance, such as wood
2. A promised or claimed share of loot or money
3. An increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity; SYN. stock split, split up.
4. (Tenpin bowling) A divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl
5. Extending the legs at right angles to the trunks (one in front and the other in back).
6. A dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts.
7. A bottle containing half the usual amount.