(mountaineering) a rope made of many straight nylon fibres within a plaited sheath; used for its tensile strength, freedom from twisting, and elasticity
[kur-nos] /ˈkɜr nɒs/ noun, plural kernoi [kur-noi] /ˈkɜr nɔɪ/ (Show IPA). Greek Antiquity. 1. a Mycenaean ceramic piece, usually in the form of a ring, to which were attached a number of cups or vases.
[kair-oh] /ˈkɛər oʊ/ noun, plural keros. 1. a wooden container, as a beaker, made by the Incas. /ˈkɛrəʊ/ noun 1. (Austral & NZ) short for kerosene
[ker-uh-juh n, -jen] /ˈkɛr ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun 1. the bituminous matter in oil shale, from which shale oil is obtained by heating and distillation. /ˈkɛrədʒən/ noun 1. the solid organic material found in some rocks, such as oil shales, that produces hydrocarbons similar to petroleum when heated kerogen (kěr’ə-jən) A fossilized mixture of insoluble […]
keroid ker·oid (kěr’oid’) adj. Horny.