Another name for a scar.
1. A scar resulting from formation and contraction of fibrous tissue in a wound
2. A mark resembling a scar especially when caused by the previous attachment of an organ or part (as a leaf)
ETYM Cf. LG. krus, German krause, crispness, krausen, kräusen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple, crease.
A fold or pleat.
1. A rotating drill powered by an electric motor; SYN. electric drill.
2. A tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows).
3. Similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored; SYN. Mandrillus leucophaeus.
ETYM Dutch groef, groeve; akin to Eng. grove. Related to Grove.
1. A long narrow furrow or channel cut by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record).
2. (Anatomy) Any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part.
ETYM Old Eng. rigge the back, as. hrycg; akin to Dutch rug, German rücken, Old High Germ. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Swed. rugg, Dan. ryg.
1. A beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment for upper end of rafters; SYN. ridgepole, rooftree.
2. A long narrow natural elevation or striation.
3. A long narrow range of hills.
4. Any long raised strip.
1. A groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels).
2. A settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; SYN. groove.
3. An annually recurrent state of sexual excitement in the male deer; broadly; sexual excitement in a mammal especially when periodic
4. The period during which rut normally occurs — often used with the
1. Line formed by joining two pieces, as in sewing.
2. The space between adjacent planks or strakes of a ship.
3. A line, groove, or ridge formed by the abutment of edges; a thin layer or stratum (as of rock) between distinctive layers; also; a bed of valuable mineral and especially coal irrespective of thickness; a line left by a cut or wound; also; wrinkle.
4. A weak or vulnerable area or gap.
ETYM Old Eng. trenche, French tranchée. Related to Trench.
(Irregular plural: trenches).
1. A ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth.
2. A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor.
3. Any long cut made in the ground.