Word

Bilge

The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the middle. Also the part of a ship's hull or bottom which is broadest and most nearly flat.

Last 7 Days

Ceilometer

A cloud yardstick. A ceilometer measures the height of clouds.

Furlong

1 furlong=1/8 mile=660 feet=220 yards

Frigophobia

Fear of cold

Neap Tide

A tide of decreased range that occurs twice a month, when the Moon is in quadrature (during its first and last quarters, when the Sun and the Moon are at right angles to each other relative to Earth).

Figurehead

The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship. A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.

Minnesota

The name is from the Sioux word meaning "sky-tinted water" or "cloudy water."

Whangdoodle

An imaginary creature, or an undefined character.

Subscribe to Word of the Day