a device used in Egypt and other Eastern countries for raising water, especially for irrigation, consisting of a long suspended rod with a bucket at one end and a weight at the other.
a variant spelling of shadoof
a mechanism for raising water, consisting of a pivoted pole with a bucket at one end and a counterweight at the other, esp as used in Egypt and the Near East
noun 1. Thomas, 1642?–92, English dramatist: poet laureate 1688–92. noun 1. Thomas. ?1642–92, English dramatist; poet laureate (1688–92). He was satirized by Dryden
adjective, shadier, shadiest. 1. abounding in shade; shaded: shady paths. 2. giving shade: a shady tree. 3. shadowy; indistinct; spectral. 4. of dubious character; rather disreputable: shady dealings. Idioms 5. on the shady side of, Informal. beyond (the specified age); more than: on the shady side of 40. adjective shadier, shadiest 1. full of shade; […]
noun, acronym (in World War II) 1. Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces
noun 1. Sir Peter. born 1926, British dramatist. His plays include The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1964), Equus (1973), Amadeus (1979), and The Gift of the Gorgon (1992)