a nautical unit of length equivalent to 720 feet (219 meters) in the U.S. Navy and 608 feet (185 meters) in the British Navy.
adjective Word Origin Historical Examples Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Cory Doctorow
noun a type of suspension bridge in which the supporting cables are connected directly to the bridge deck without the use of suspenders
tramway (def 4).
a telegram sent by underwater cable. Historical Examples The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball Uncanny Tales Various A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr Mary’s Rainbow Mary Edward Feehan A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr Whirligigs O. Henry A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr The Colonel of the Red Huzzars John […]