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kern



Pronunciation: (kûrn), [key] Print.

n.
a part of the face of a type projecting beyond the body or shank, as in certain italic letters.

v.t.
1. to form or furnish with a kern, as a type or letter.
2. to remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters) in preparation for printing.

kern



Pronunciation: (kûrn), [key]
n. Engin.
the central area of any horizontal section of a wall, column, etc., within which the resultant forces of all compressive loads must pass if there is to be only compression at that point.

kern



Pronunciation: (kûrn), [key]
n. Archaic.
1. a band of lightly armed foot soldiers of ancient Ireland.
2. (in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) a soldier.
3. an Irish peasant, esp. a crude or boorish one. Also,kerne.

kern



Pronunciation: (kûrn), [key] Brit. Dial.

v.i.
(of a tree or plant) to produce or form kernels, hard grain, or seed.

v.t.
1. to cause to granulate, esp. to granulate salt.
2. to cover with crystalline grains of salt; salt (meat).

n.
Obs.a kernel, as of a nut; a grain, as of sand or wheat.

kern



Pronunciation: (kûrn), [key]
v.t., v.i., n. Scot. and North Eng.
churn.

kern



Pronunciation: (kûrn), [key]
n. Scot. and North Eng.
kirn2.

Kern



Pronunciation: (kûrn), [key]
n.
Jerome (David), 1885–1945, U.S. composer.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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