HyperDic: whittle

English > 2 senses of the word Whittle / whittle:
VERBcontactwhittle, parecut small bits or pare shavings from
NOUNperson Whittle, Frank Whittle, Sir Frank WhittleEnglish aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
Whittle / whittle > pronunciation
Soundshhwih'tahl; wih'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > Whittle: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningEnglish aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996).
SynonymsFrank Whittle, Sir Frank Whittle
Instance ofaeronautical engineerAn engineer concerned with the design and construction of aircraft
SpanishFrank Whittle
CatalanFrank Whittle
English > whittle: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcut small bits or pare shavings from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"whittle a piece of wood"
Synonympare
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishmondar
Nounswhittlersomeone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)

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