Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In machinery, a lever, so named because of its shape, used on a Heilmann cotton-combing machine as part of the detaching mechanism.
  • noun A fish of the genus Selene or the genus γomer; a moonfish or dollar-fish, as Selene vomer or Vomer setipinnis. See cut in next column.
  • noun A fish of the family Hippocampidæ; a sea-horse.
  • noun A cast of the interior of the shell of a fossil species of Trigoniidæ.
  • noun The surf-scoter, a duck, Œdemia perspicillata, more fully called horsehead coot.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The silver moonfish (Selene vomer).

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  • noun A pump for pumping oil from an oil well.
  • noun A steel girder supporting the roof of a mine tunnel.

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

  • noun any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies
  • noun any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies

Etymologies

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horse +‎ head

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