noun a screw thread having one flank that is vertical while the other is inclined, and a flat top and bottom: used in machine tools and designed to withstand heavy thrust in one direction
any external prop or support built to steady a structure by opposing its outward thrusts, especially a projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall. any prop or support. a thing shaped like a buttress, as a tree trunk with a widening base. a bony or horny protuberance, especially on a […]
the boundary lines of a piece of land, as used in deeds, titles, etc.
a slice of bread and butter. a sandwich. a fellow worker or friend, especially in a coal mine. Historical Examples The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston The Curiosities of Dudley and the Black Country, From 1800 to 1860 C. F. G. Clark Derrick Sterling Kirk Monroe A Bed of Roses W. […]