a nail used in building temporary structures, having a stop on its shank to prevent its being driven in all the way and to leave the head free for pulling.
[fawr-mawl, -mohl] /ˈfɔr mɔl, -moʊl/ noun, Chemistry. 1. .
[fawr-moh-suh] /fɔrˈmoʊ sə/ noun 1. . /fɔːˈməʊsə/ noun 1. the former name of Taiwan old name of Taiwan, given by Portuguese, from Portuguese Formosa insula “beautiful island,” from fem. of Latin formosus “beautiful, handsome, finely formed,” from forma (see form (n.)).
noun 1. . noun 1. an arm of the Pacific Ocean between China and Taiwan, connecting the East and South China Seas. noun 1. an arm of the Pacific between Taiwan and mainland China, linking the East and South China Seas Also called Taiwan Strait noun 1. another name for Formosa Strait
[fawr-moh-suh s] /fɔrˈmoʊ səs/ noun 1. a.d. c816–896, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 891–896.