Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A single tear.
  • n. A tear-shaped object.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a single tear (clear, salty liquid secreted by the eye).
  • n. The shape of a drop of liquid about to fall.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. anything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem on an earring)
  • n. a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

Etymologies

tear +‎ drop (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The typical teardrop is basic, just a bed and a little galley (kitchen) area, and this one is no exception, except for the extra-wideness of it and the spoke tires, apparently a sign of hot-rodness incarnate (and to be honest, not a selling point for me, though I get many admiring remarks - about the trailer - from certain kinds of men at gas stations, probably for that reason particularly).

    Travels and Travails

  • ` ` The teardrop is my shot, and it didn't go in. ''

    USATODAY.com

  • LICHTENSTEIN: And if you see -- a teardrop is a common tattoo in prison.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2003

  • The sets have a "teardrop" design and blue color accents.

    LG unveils its BD300 Blu-ray player

  • We have lachrima "teardrop" for example, also spelled lacrima from Old Latin dacruma, which is without a doubt an old word inherited directly from Indo-European *dáḱru.

    Latin 'pulcher': Is it really an Etruscan loan?

  • My view is that there was indeed an earlier system like this and that *a is rare because most instances of former *a had shifted to *o at a very late date in PIE's history, leaving behind a residue of instances of *a in words like *daḱru "teardrop" and *ǵʰans- "goose".

    The Great Pre-IE Centralization

  • As to the shape, I'm still a lonely "teardrop" in a world of cantaloupes. —

    November 2007: More letters to the editor

  • This one, another "teardrop" coupe but with a custom notch-back body style, came with a full ownership history and a fine overall patina following an older restoration.

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  • Only 16 were built with the sensuously swooping Figoni and Falaschi Goutte d'Eau "teardrop" coachwork, each individually built to order for wealthy buyers.

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  • 'Jam with the Band' headed to Europe after 5-year wait; other Nintendo releases dated Qubes uses virtualization, sandboxing to deliver a more secure desktop OS iPhone 4.0 arrives this summer, with multitasking, a game network, and more Saab 92010 Sixten concept renderings is a pretty take on the rumored 9-2 'teardrop' car

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