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crown British & World English

A circular ornamental headdress worn by a monarch as a symbol of authority, usually made of or decorated with precious metals and jewels

the Crown in crown British & World English

The monarchy or reigning monarch

metric crown in crown British & World English

A paper size, 384 × 504 mm

crown cap British & World English

another term for crown cork.

crown saw British & World English

another term for hole saw.

crown cork British & World English

A metal bottle cap with a crimped edge

Crown Court British & World English

(In England and Wales) a court of criminal jurisdiction, which deals with serious offences and appeals referred from the magistrates' courts

Crown Derby British & World English

A kind of soft-paste porcelain made at Derby and often marked with a crown above the letter ‘D’

crown ether British & World English

Any of a class of organic compounds whose molecules are large rings containing a number of ether linkages

crown fire British & World English

A forest fire that spreads from treetop to treetop

crown gall British & World English

A bacterial disease of plants, especially fruit bushes and trees, which is characterized by large tumour-like galls on the roots and lower trunk

crown glass British & World English

Glass made without lead or iron, originally in a circular sheet. Formerly used in windows, it is now used as optical glass of low refractive index

crown green British & World English

A kind of bowling green which rises slightly towards the middle

crown jewel British & World English

The crown and other ornaments and jewellery worn or carried by a sovereign on certain state occasions

Crown land British & World English

Land belonging to the British Crown

crown lens British & World English

A lens made of crown glass and usually forming one component of an achromatic lens

Crown Point British & World English

A resort town in northeastern New York, on Lake Champlain, scene of much military action during the 18th century

crown roast British & World English

A roast of rib pieces of pork or lamb arranged like a crown in a circle with the bones pointing upwards

crown wheel British & World English

A gearwheel or cogwheel with teeth that project from the face of the wheel at right angles, used especially in the gears of motor vehicles

half-crown British & World English

A former British coin and monetary unit equal to two shillings and sixpence (1212p)

mural crown British & World English

A representation of a city wall in the form of a crown, borne above the shield in the arms of distinguished soldiers and of some civic authorities

Crown Agents British & World English

A body appointed by the British government to provide commercial and financial services, originally to British colonies, now to foreign governments and international bodies. It is responsible to the Minister for Overseas Development and its full title (as re-established in 1979) is the Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations

Crown Colony British & World English

A British colony whose legislature and administration was controlled by the Crown, represented by a governor

Crown Heights British & World English

A neighborhood in northern Brooklyn in New York City, noted for its West Indian and Orthodox Jewish communities

Crown Office British & World English

A Scottish law court responsible for listing cases to be tried in Scotland

crown prince British & World English

(In some countries) a male heir to a throne

triple crown British & World English

An award or honour for winning a group of three important events in a sport, in particular (in rugby union) victory by one of the four British home countries over all the other three in the same season

Crown attorney British & World English

Canadian term for Crown prosecutor.

crown imperial British & World English

An Asian fritillary (plant) with a cluster of bell-like flowers at the top of a tall, largely bare stem

crown moulding British & World English

US term for cornice111.

crown princess British & World English

The wife of a crown prince

Crown dependency British & World English

A territory that is under the sovereignty of the British Crown but does not form part of the UK. The Crown dependencies are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Crown prosecutor British & World English

(In England, Wales, and Canada) a lawyer who acts for the Crown, especially a prosecutor in a criminal court

to crown it all in crown British & World English

As the final event in a series of particularly fortunate or unfortunate events

to crown it all British & World English

As the final event in a series of particularly fortunate or unfortunate events

crown and anchor British & World English

A gambling game played with three dice each bearing a crown, an anchor, and the four card suits, and played on a board similarly marked

crown of thorns British & World English

A large spiky starfish of the tropical Indo-Pacific, feeding on coral and sometimes causing great damage to reefs

Minister of the Crown British & World English

(In the UK and Canada) a member of the cabinet

Crown Prosecution Service British & World English

(In England and Wales) an independent organization which decides whether cases brought by the police proceed to the criminal court. Its head is the Director of Public Prosecutions, with each region having its own Chief Crown Prosecutor

the jewel in the crown in jewel British & World English

The most valuable or successful part of something

the jewel in the crown British & World English

The most valuable or successful part of something

crown piece in crown British & World English

A British coin with a face value of five shillings or 25 pence, now minted only for commemorative purposes

crown octavo in crown British & World English

A book size, 186 × 123 mm

crown quarto in crown British & World English

A book size, 246 × 189 mm

Crown Jewels in crown jewel British & World English

The crown and other ornaments and jewellery worn or carried by a sovereign on certain state occasions

Triple Crown in triple crown British & World English

An award or honour for winning a group of three important events in a sport, in particular (in rugby union) victory by one of the four British home countries over all the other three in the same season

veneer crown in veneer British & World English

A crown in which the restoration is placed over the prepared surface of a natural crown

half a crown in half-crown British & World English

A former British coin and monetary unit equal to two shillings and sixpence (1212p)

Law Officer British & World English

(In England and Wales) the Attorney General or the Solicitor General, or (in Scotland) the Lord Advocate or the Solicitor General for Scotland

Law Officer of the Crown in Law Officer British & World English

(In England and Wales) the Attorney General or the Solicitor General, or (in Scotland) the Lord Advocate or the Solicitor General for Scotland


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