Radio. a stiff wire forming one contact in a crystal detector and used for probing the crystal.
Electronics. any wire for making contact with a semiconductor.
a pointed wire used to make contact with the crystal in a crystal radio receiver
any wire used to make contact with a semiconductor
a yawl having the mainmast close to the stem and the after mast on the counter. Historical Examples We can also drop the cat, and what is called the cat-yawl, from our list. On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or F. catus, bred in a number of varieties. any of several carnivores of the family Felidae, as the lion, tiger, leopard or jaguar, etc. Slang. a person, especially a man. a devotee of jazz. a woman given to spiteful or malicious gossip. the fur of the domestic cat. […]
any of certain gems having a chatoyant luster, especially chrysoberyl. a playing marble marked with eyelike concentric circles. Historical Examples Dulcie recognised at once the curious colouring of a catseye. The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy Mabel Henriette Spielmann At every change of form a catseye will disappear and return to me. The […]
a person used to serve the purposes of another; tool. Nautical. a hitch made in the bight of a rope so that two eyes are formed to hold the hook of one block of a tackle. a light breeze that ruffles the surface of the water over a comparatively small area. the small area ruffled […]