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a thick ear

Definition of a thick ear

British informal

  1. :  the punishment of being hit on the side of the head <He threatened to give him a thick ear.>



Word by Word Definitions

thickplay
  1. :  having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite

    :  heavily built :  thickset

    :  close-packed with units or individuals

  1. :  in a thick manner :  thickly

  1. :  the most crowded or active part

    :  the part of greatest thickness

  1. :  the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal of a sound-collecting outer ear separated by the tympanic membrane from a sound-transmitting middle ear that in turn is separated from a sensory inner ear by membranous fenestrae

    :  any of various organs (as of a fish) capable of detecting vibratory motion

    :  the external ear of humans and most mammals

  1. :  the fruiting spike of a cereal (as wheat or Indian corn) including both the seeds and protective structures

  1. :  to form ears in growing


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