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char

noun \ˈchär\

Definition of char

plural char or chars also charr or charrs

  1. :  any of a genus (Salvelinus) of small-scaled trouts with light-colored spots



Variants of char

also charr \ˈchär\

Origin of char

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1662

Other Fishes Terms

Rhymes with char


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char

verb

Definition of char

charredchar·ring

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to convert to charcoal or carbon usually by heat :  burn

  3. 2 :  to burn slightly or partly :  scorch <the fire charred the beams>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become charred



Origin of char

charcoal


First Known Use: 1679


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char

noun

Definition of char

  1. :  a charred substance :  charcoal; specifically :  a combustible residue remaining after the destructive distillation of coal



1879

First Known Use of char

1879

Other Chemical Engineering Terms


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char

verb

Definition of char

charredchar·ring

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to work as a cleaning woman



Origin of char

charwoman


First Known Use: 1732


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char

noun

Definition of char

British

  1. :  charwoman



Origin of char

by shortening


First Known Use: 1906



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