a hooklike device for holding the link of a chain or the like, consisting of a long shackle with a hinged rod held closed with a sliding ring.
[pel-i-kuh n] /ˈpɛl ɪ kən/ noun 1. any of several large, totipalmate, fish-eating birds of the family Pelecanidae, having a large bill with a distensible pouch. 2. a still or retort with two tubes that leave the body from the neck, curve in opposite directions, and reenter the body through the belly. /ˈpɛlɪkən/ noun 1. […]
noun 1. Louisiana (used as a nickname).
[pel-i-kee] /ˈpɛl ɪˌki/ noun, plural pelikai [pel-i-kahy] /ˈpɛl ɪˌkaɪ/ (Show IPA). Greek and Roman Antiquity. 1. a storage jar with two handles extending from the lip to the shoulder, characterized by an oval body that is wider at the base than at the neck and rests on a foot.
[pee-lee-uh n; Greek pee-lee-awn] /ˈpi li ən; Greek ˈpi li ɔn/ noun 1. Mount, a mountain near the E coast of Greece, in Thessaly. 5252 feet (1600 meters). Idioms 2. pile / heap Pelion on Ossa, /ˈpiːlɪən/ noun 1. a mountain in NE Greece, in E Thessaly. In Greek mythology it was the home of […]