: a small quick bread made from dough that has been rolled out and cut or dropped from a spoon
- While both types of biscuit use the same handful of ingredients and are quick to prepare, drop biscuits don't rely on any of the finicky steps rolled biscuits require to get them just right.
- —Sandra Wu
- The children were divided into groups of five seated round a table and each one was given a chocolate biscuit.
- —H. Colin Davis
: earthenware or porcelain after the first firing and before glazing — called also
: a light grayish-yellowish brown
: a grayish yellow
: a small, flat oval of compressed wood that is glued into slots cut into the sides of two boards which are to be joined in order to increase the strength of the resulting bond
— compare tenon
- Have several clamps at the ready; then add glue to the biscuits, push them into the maple slots, and clamp the maple in place. The dry, compressed biscuits swell once glue is applied, so you have to work quickly.
- —Mike McClintock
: a hockey puck
- To control the biscuit, you've got to win faceoffs.
- —Lindsay Berra
take the biscuit
: to win the prize : to rank first
—often used to describe something that is extremely surprising, annoying, etc.
- When he was quite sure that the narrative had ended he laughed noiselessly for fully half a minute. Then he said: "Well! … That takes the biscuit!" [=(US) takes the cake]
- —James Joyce