from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that bends.
  • noun Slang A spree, especially a drinking spree.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mechanical device for bending or drawing a crossbow.
  • noun One who or that which bends.
  • noun A sixpence.
  • noun A leg.
  • noun A spree; a frolic.
  • noun [Cf. bend, n., 11.] A hard drinker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, bends.
  • noun An instrument used for bending.
  • noun Low, U. S. A drunken spree.
  • noun Slang, Eng. A sixpence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who, or that which, bends.
  • noun A device to aid bending of pipes to a specific angle.
  • noun slang A bout of heavy drinking.
  • noun chiefly UK, slang, derogatory A homosexual man.
  • noun a simple shelter, made using flexible branches or withies
  • noun obsolete, UK, slang A sixpence.

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

  • noun a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
  • noun revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
  • noun a tool for bending


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