tympan

Tympan


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end (context:artifact)

tympan

type metal

Type metal


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type (context:substance)

type metal

typhon

Typhon


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. (Greek mythology) a monster with a hundred heads who breathed out flames; son of Typhoeus and father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx (context:person)

typhon

tyrannize

Tyrannize


– definition :

  • (verb)
    1. rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner (context:emotion)
    2. rule a country as a tyrant (context:social)


– Sample : “tyrannize”

  • her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her
tyrannize

twofer

Twofer


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. a coupon that allows the holder to purchase two items (as two tickets to a play) for the price of one (context:communication)
    2. an offer of two for the price of one (context:communication)

twofer

tympanoplasty

Tympanoplasty


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. surgical correction or repair of defects or injuries in the eardrum or the bones of the middle ear (context:act)

tympanoplasty

typesetter’s case

Typesetter’s case


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers (context:artifact)


– Sample : “typesetter’s case”

  • for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters
typesetter’s case