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1kern

noun \ˈkərn, ˈkern\

Definition of KERN

1
:  a light-armed foot soldier of medieval Ireland or Scotland
2
:  yokel

Variants of KERN

kern or kerne \ˈkərn, ˈkern\

Origin of KERN

Middle English kerne, from Middle Irish cethern band of soldiers
First Known Use: 15th century

2kern

noun \ˈkərn\

Definition of KERN

:  a part of a typeset letter that projects beyond its side bearings

Origin of KERN

French carne corner, from French dialect, from Latin cardin-, cardo hinge
First Known Use: 1683

Kern

biographical name \ˈkərn\

Definition of KERN

Jerome David 1885–1945 Am. composer

Kern

geographical name \ˈkərn\

Definition of KERN

river 150 miles (241 kilometers) S cen California flowing SW into a reservoir

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