Turk's-head
Turk's-head Turk's"-head`, n. 1. (Naut.) A knot of turbanlike form worked on a rope with a piece of small line. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (a) The melon cactus. [West Indies] (b) Any of several species of {Echinocactus}. [California] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. A long-handled, round-headed broom for sweeping ceilings, etc. [Colloq. or Dial.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Turk's head — Turk Turk, n. [Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc.] 1. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey. [1913 Webster] 2. A native or inhabitant of Turkey. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turk's head — noun Date: 1833 a turban shaped knot worked on a rope with a piece of small line see knot illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Turk's head knot — Knot details name=Turk s head knot caption= names= type= decorative strength= origin= Ancient related= releasing= uses= Decorative caveat= abok number= 1278–1401 (Chapter 17: The Turk s Head)A Turk s head knot is a decorative knot with a variable …   Wikipedia

  • Turk's Head Building — Infobox Skyscraper building name= Turk s Head Building location= Westminster and Weybosset Streets, Providence, Rhode Island, United States roof= 215 ft (66 m) height stories= 16 built= 1913 use= Office ZIP Code: 02903 architect= Howells and… …   Wikipedia

  • Turk's cap — Turk Turk, n. [Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc.] 1. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey. [1913 Webster] 2. A native or inhabitant of Turkey. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turk's turban — Turk Turk, n. [Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc.] 1. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey. [1913 Webster] 2. A native or inhabitant of Turkey. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turk's-cap lily — Lily Lil y (l[i^]l [y^]), n.; pl. {Lilies} (l[i^]l [i^]z). [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei rion. Cf. {Flower de luce}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus {Lilium}, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Turk — Turk, n. [Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc.] 1. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey. [1913 Webster] 2. A native or inhabitant of Turkey. [1913 Webster] 3. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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