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

  • n. Games A set of words arranged in a square such that they read the same horizontally and vertically. Also called acrostic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of acrostic, consisting of a set of words written out in a square grid, such that the same words can be read both horizontally and vertically.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a series of words so arranged that they can be read vertically and horizontally with like results.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See square, 15.

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

  • n. a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across

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    From Language on Vacation< by Dimitri Borgmann

    November 9, 2008