a thick ear

Definition of a thick ear

British, informal
:the punishment of being hit on the side of the head
  • He threatened to give him a thick ear.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : heavily built : thickset

  3. : close-packed with units or individuals

  1. : in a thick manner : thickly

  1. : the most crowded or active part

  2. : the part of greatest thickness

ear play
  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

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

  3. : the external ear of humans and most mammals

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

  1. : to form ears in growing


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