from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something used to tighten.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which tightens; specifically (Mach.), a tightening pulley.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which tightens, or that which is used for tightening; specifically, in anatomy, a tensor.
- n. A hearty meal.
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The advance, possibly owing to the 'tightener' on Christmas night, was a little slow on the following morning, but nevertheless 15 miles were covered
So early in the morning the two men took a "tightener" of roast eggs, and commenced their journey on McMillan's track, each man carrying his double-barrelled gun, ready loaded, in his hand.
But since things have gotten much worse and you've already sold those suspenders, I've got a bunch of new tips that can help even the tightest belt tightener bring it in another notch.
If both sensors fail nearly simultaneously after an initial airbag-system check, a seatbelt tightener and the curtain shield airbag could be inadvertently activated.
I tried to keep it simple and the only external items I used were tape, tinfoil (for the lens), a piece of foam, and a leftover screw and tightener from an old ikea desk.
John found the Kangaroom gamer sofa saddlebag, a finger-mounted bolt tightener, and an awe-inspiring Russian speaker made from an old fire extinguisher.
The wood is full of pinholes, and the wing nuts are always loose, a tightener crank busted off so I use a C-clamp, and it wobbles.
Like many folks, this year has been a bit of a belt-tightener.
It felt as if someone had put his head in a vise and a couple of sumo wrestlers had put their full weight against the tightener.
To make my absolute favorite face tightener and pore minimizer, beat 1 egg white to a froth.