[kurk-wawl, -wuh l] /ˈkɜrkˌwɔl, -wəl/
a town on Pomona island, NE of Scotland in the Orkney Islands: administrative center of the Orkney Islands.
a town on the N coast of Mainland in the Orkney Islands: administrative centre of the island authority of Orkney: cathedral built by Norsemen (begun in 1137). Pop: 6206 (2001)
[kurk-woo d] /ˈkɜrkˌwʊd/ noun 1. a city in E Missouri, near St. Louis.
- Kirkwood gaps
Kirkwood gaps (kûrk’wd) Specific regions in the asteroid belt where few asteroids are found. The Kirkwood gaps are believed to have formed as a consequence of gravitational interactions of asteroids with Jupiter, which resulted in the movement of the asteroids from within this area into another orbit, leaving the area sparsely populated. The Kirkwood gaps […]
[keer-lee-uh n] /ˈkɪər li ən/ noun 1. a photographic process that supposedly records electrical discharges naturally emanating from living objects, producing an auralike glow surrounding the object on a photographic plate or film with which the object is in direct contact. /ˈkɜːlɪən/ noun 1. a process that is said to record directly on photographic film […]
[kir-mahn, ker-] /kɪrˈmɑn, kər-/ noun 1. a Persian rug marked by ornate flowing designs and light, muted colors. /kɪəˈmɑːn/ noun (pl) -mans 1. a Persian carpet or rug