a bed sheet designed to fit snugly over a mattress or the like, often having elastic material to hold down the corners.
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[kon-truh] /ˈkɒn trə/ preposition 1. against; in opposition or contrast to: Consider the problems of the teenager contra those of the adult. adverb 2. contrariwise; on or to the contrary. [kon-truh; Spanish kawn-trah] /ˈkɒn trə; Spanish ˈkɔn trɑ/ noun, plural contras [kon-truh z; Spanish kawn-trahs] /ˈkɒn trəz; Spanish ˈkɔn trɑs/ (Show IPA) 1. (often initial […]
contra-aperture con·tra-ap·er·ture (kŏn’trə-āp’ər-chər) n. See counteropening.
[kon-truh-band] /ˈkɒn trəˌbænd/ noun 1. anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported. 2. goods imported or exported illegally. 3. illegal or prohibited trade; smuggling. 4. International Law. . 5. (during the American Civil War) a black slave who escaped to or was brought within the Union lines. adjective 6. prohibited from export or […]