- (n.) A long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; -- generally laid under the pillows.
- (n.) A pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support any part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress.
- (n.) Anything arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc.
- (n.) A cushioned or a piece part of a saddle.
- (n.) A cushioned or a piece of soft wood covered with tarred canvas, placed on the trestletrees and against the mast, for the collars of the shrouds to rest on, to prevent chafing.
- (n.) Anything used to prevent chafing.
- (n.) A plate of iron or a mass of wood under the end of a bridge girder, to keep the girder from resting directly on the abutment.
- (n.) A transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests.
- (n.) The crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck.
- (n.) the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.
- (n.) That part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle.
- (n.) The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.
- (n.) The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.
- (n.) A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.
- (v. t.) To support with a bolster or pillow.
- (v. t.) To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; -- often with up.
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- (n.) Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster (H. Americanus), and the European lobster (H. vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters.