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

  • n. Slang Zero, especially when written as a numeral to indicate that no points have been scored.
  • n. Slang A swelling or lump, especially one caused by being struck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Zero; nothing.
  • n. A swelling caused by a bump on the head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In games, a zero; a score or record of naught; -- so named in allusion to the egglike outline of the zero sign 0. Called also duck egg.
  • A bump on the skin caused by a blow, especially one on the head.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In athletic and other contests, a zero, indicating a miss or failure to score: from the resemblance of the zero-mark 0 to an egg: called in Great Britain a duck's-egg, and in the United States sometimes a round O.

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

  • n. a quantity of no importance

Etymologies

From the oval shape of both a goose's egg and the Arabic numeral zero (0). (Wiktionary)

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