noun, (used with a plural verb)
(in ancient geography) a group of islands in the Ionian Sea.
noun, Metallurgy. 1. a hole in a blast furnace, steelmaking furnace, etc., through which molten metal or slag is tapped off. noun 1. a hole in a furnace for running off molten metal or slag
noun, Paleontology, Anthropology. 1. the circumstances and processes of fossilization. 2. the study of the environmental conditions affecting the preservation of animal or plant remains. noun 1. the study of the processes affecting an organism after death that result in its fossilization
noun a fear of being buried alive Word Origin Greek taphos ‘grave’
noun, plural taphouses [tap-hou-ziz] /ˈtæpˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA). British. 1. an inn or tavern where liquor for sale is kept on tap. noun 1. (rare) an inn or bar