noun, International Law.
goods that a neutral nation cannot supply to a belligerent nation except at the risk of seizure and confiscation.
[kon-truh-beys] /ˈkɒn trəˌbeɪs/ Music. noun 1. (in any family of instruments) the member below the bass. 2. (in the violin family) the double bass. adjective 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of such instruments: a contrabass trombone. /ˌkɒntrəˈbeɪs/ noun 1. a member of any of various families of musical instruments that is lower in pitch […]
[kon-truh-bas-oh, -bah-soh; Italian kawn-trah-bahs-saw] /ˌkɒn trəˈbæs oʊ, -ˈbɑ soʊ; Italian ˌkɔn trɑˈbɑs sɔ/ Music. noun, plural contrabassos, contrabassi [kon-truh-bas-ee, -bah-see; Italian kawn-trah-bahs-see] /ˌkɒn trəˈbæs i, -ˈbɑ si; Italian ˌkɔn trɑˈbɑs si/ (Show IPA), adjective 1. .
[kon-truh-ba-soon, -buh-] /ˈkɒn trə bæˈsun, -bə-/ noun 1. a bassoon larger in size and an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; a double bassoon. /ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn/ noun 1. the largest instrument in the oboe family, pitched an octave below the bassoon; double bassoon
[kon-truh-sept] /ˌkɒn trəˈsɛpt/ verb (used with object) 1. to prevent the conception of (offspring). 2. to prevent pregnancy or impregnation in; provide with the means for birth control.