ETYM Old Fren. cote, French cotte, petticoat, cotte d'armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, Late Lat. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin.
1. An outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors.
2. Growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal.
ETYM Latin isthmus, Greek isthmos a neck, a neck of land between two seas, an isthmus, especially the Isthmus of Corinth; prob. from the root of ienai to go; cf. Icel. eith isthmus. Related to Issue.
Narrow strip of land joining two larger land masses. The Isthmus of Panama joins North and South America.
(Irregular plural: isthmuses).
A relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas.
1. Carrying boats and supplies overland.
2. Overland route between navigable waterways.
3. The cost of carrying or transporting.
ETYM as. slipe, slip.
1. An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; SYN. trip.
2. An inadvertent mistake; SYN. slipup, miscue.
3. The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning); SYN. elusion, eluding.
4. A young and slender person.
5. A small piece of paper; SYN. slip of paper.
6. A flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air; SYN. sideslip.
7. Potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics.
ETYM Old Eng. spite, as. spitu; akin to Dutch spit, German spiess, Old High Germ. spiz, Dan. spid. Swed. spett, and to German spitz pointed.
1. A narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea; SYN. tongue.
2. A skewer for holding meat over a fire.
3. The act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva); SYN. spitting, expectoration.