a small opossum, Metachirops (Philander) opossum, ranging from Mexico to Brazil, having a white spot above each eye.
[fawr-ahyz, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌaɪz, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, plural four-eyes. 1. Slang: Usually Disparaging. a person who wears eyeglasses (sometimes used facetiously). 2. . noun 1. a disparaging term of address for a person wearing spectacles noun A person who wears eyeglasses (1874+)
[fawr-fohld, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌfoʊld, ˈfoʊr-/ adjective 1. comprising four parts or members. 2. four times as great or as much. adverb 3. in fourfold measure. /ˈfɔːˌfəʊld/ adjective 1. equal to or having four times as many or as much 2. composed of four parts adverb 3. by or up to four times as many or as […]
noun, Machinery. 1. a block having four pulleys or sheaves. Compare (def 11).
noun 1. a tackle that is composed of a rope passed through two fourfold blocks in such a way as to provide mechanical power in the ratio of 1 to 5 or 1 to 4, depending on whether hauling is done on the running or the standing block and without considering friction. Compare (def 2).