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  • n. A component of any manufactured goods, kept in reserve to replace one that fails; a spare.

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

  • n. an extra component of a machine or other apparatus


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  • Dick Challoner — known to his intimates as Tin-Tummy Challoner, owing to the fact that he had been fitted with a spare part after the second battle of the Somme — took the gasping Fentiman away into the deserted library for a stiffener.

    The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club


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