a small, open boat that can be carried atop an automobile.
Architecture. a rounded, convex surface, usually surrounded with carved ornamental scrollwork, for receiving a painted or low-relief decoration, as an escutcheon. an oval or oblong figure, as on ancient Egyptian monuments, enclosing characters that represent the name of a sovereign. the case containing the inflammable materials in certain fireworks. cartridge (def 1). a box for […]
Botany. a protuberance at or surrounding the hilum of a seed. Zoology. a fleshy excrescence, as on the head of a bird; a fowl’s comb. Anatomy. a small, fleshy growth. Historical Examples Retraction of the caruncle is best avoided by closing the conjunctival wound with a stitch, and thus pulling the caruncle forward. A System […]
a place or structure having special equipment for washing automobiles. the washing of an automobile: The service station is offering free car washes to draw customers. Contemporary Examples One of them realizes she is paid less as a part-time employee of PEN than she would be as a burger-flipper or a car-wash girl. Great Weekend […]
verb See car-bomb See car-bomb