Jerome kern



[kurn] /kɜrn/

noun
1.
Jerome (David) 1885–1945, U.S. composer.
2.
a river in E California, in the Sierra Nevada, flowing S and SW to San Joaquin Valley. 155 miles (249 km) long.
/kɜːn/
noun
1.
the part of the character on a piece of printer’s type that projects beyond the body
verb
2.
(transitive) to furnish (a typeface) with a kern
/kɜːn/
noun
1.
a lightly armed foot soldier in medieval Ireland or Scotland
2.
a troop of such soldiers
3.
(archaic) a loutish peasant
/kɜːn/
noun
1.
(engineering) the central area of a wall, column, etc, through which all compressive forces pass
/kɜːn/
noun
1.
Jerome (David). 1885–1945, US composer of musical comedies, esp Show Boat (1927)
n.

1680s, “part of a metal type projecting beyond the body,” as the head of an -f- or the tail of a -j-, from French carne “projecting angle, quill of a pen,” from Latin cardinem “hinge.”

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