a right-angled notch cut in the underside of a rafter for fitting over a longitudinal member, as a wall plate.
nest (def 1). Angling. backlash (def 4).
a tropical fern, Asplenium nidus, having fronds arranged in clumps resembling a bird’s nest.
any fungus of the order Nidulariales, having fruiting bodies that resemble a bird’s nest containing eggs. noun any fungus of the family Nidulariaceae, having a nestlike spore-producing body containing egglike spore-filled structures
a Chinese soup made from the mucilaginous lining of the nests of the Asiatic swift. noun a rich spicy Chinese soup made from the outer part of the nests of SE Asian swifts of the genus Collocalia