sinker (def 5).
noun 1. a hole formed in soluble rock by the action of water, serving to conduct surface water to an underground passage. 2. Also called sink. a depressed area in which waste or drainage collects. noun 1. Also called (esp Brit) swallow hole. a depression in the ground surface, esp in limestone, where a surface […]
[Chinese shin-jyahng wee-guh r] /Chinese ˈʃɪnˈdʒyɑŋ ˈwi gər/ noun 1. Xinjiang Uygur. Xinjiang Uygur or Sinkiang Uighur [shin-jyahng wee-ger] /ˈʃɪnˈdʒyɑŋ ˈwi gər/ noun 1. an autonomous region in NW China, bordering Tibet, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Pakistan, and India: formerly a province. 635,830 sq. mi. (1,646,800 sq. km). Capital: Ürümqi.
- Sinkiang-uighur autonomous region
/ˈsɪnˈkjæŋ ˈwiːɡʊə/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
verb (used without object), sank or, often sunk; sunk or sunken; sinking. 1. to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped; fall or descend into or below the surface or to the bottom (often followed by in or into): The battleship sank within […]