Siamese



adjective
1.
of or relating to Siam, its people, or their language.
2.
Thai (def 3).
3.
twin; closely connected; similar.
4.
Informal. dual; combined; twofold or two-way:
a Siamese sprinkler.
noun, plural Siamese.
5.
a native of Siam.
6.
Thai (def 2).
7.
Siamese cat.
8.
(usually lowercase) a standpipe placed outside a building close to ground level, having two or more openings so that fire engines can pump water to the sprinkler system of the building.
noun (pl) -mese
1.
See Siamese cat
adjective
2.
characteristic of, relating to, or being a Siamese twin
adjective, noun
3.
another word for Thai

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  • Siamese-twin

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