from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of sleek: more sleek
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In leather manufacturing, a tool of steel or glass in a wooden stock, used with pressure to dress the surface of leather, in order to remove inequalities and give a polish.
- n. In founding, a small tool, usually of brass, made in a variety of shapes, used to smooth the curved surfaces of molds.
- n. An oilskin or water-proof overcoat.
- n. See boss-tool.
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I don't mind the idea of sleeker but jets and tanks don't get "sleeker".
The truck's exterior features include: a front bumper with integrated fog and marker / turn lamps and optional Double Six bumper light bar; massive 7-in. chrome stacks with aggressive bologna-cut tips; set-back fuel tanks for what Navistar calls a sleeker, west coast appearance: custom-forged and - machined 24. 5-in. aluminum wheels with Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield center caps.
They took the thing of beauty that was the original Enterprise and made it look even "sleeker" and ultramodern than its wonderful refit for the motion pictures.
TechCrunch managed to crank out an early review of the Nexus S, which it calls "sleeker" and
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H-P said it is aware that Apple is making inroads into the business market and is working to make its own notebooks thinner, lighter, smaller and sleeker.
An entirely different model, the larger but sleeker Lumia 900, is coming from AT&T, probably in March.
While most B&Bs are still housed in older, often historical properties, some break from the mold, with contemporary bones that call for a sleeker décor.
Smartphones are usually obsolete within three years as sleeker and sexier phones entice us.