Biology. the basic shape of members of an animal phylum; the general structure each individual organism assumes as it develops.
Compare bilateral symmetry, radial symmetry.
Naval Architecture. a diagrammatic elevation of a hull, consisting of an end view of the bow on one side of the center line and an end view of the stern on the other side, marked with water lines, diagonals, bow or buttock lines, stations, and sometimes details of the hull.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
a people regarded as a political body under an organized government. Contemporary Examples Why Partisan Bickering Works Tunku Varadarajan February 22, 2010 Historical Examples The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study Jean-Marie Guyau Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson Steam Steel and Electricity James W. Steele The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard The Atlantic Monthly, […]
sternpost. an upright member rising from the after end of a keel; a rudderpost or propeller post. noun (nautical) the main upright timber or structure at the stern of a vessel
a hold in which a wrestler places full body weight on a supine opponent in trying to pin the opponent’s shoulders to the mat.