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Other definitions for boss (2 of 4)
- an ornamental, knoblike projection, as a carved keystone at the intersection of ogives.
- a stone roughly formed and set in place for later carving.
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How to use boss in a sentence
Silver State casino bosses were told to part company with Cuba or face the consequences.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?|John L. Smith|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was it, as some former employees allege, that the bosses bit off more than they could chew?
The place where jazz and barbeque and mob bosses and the blues flourished.
It would be impossible for me to make a media career because media bosses, top managers—they are scared.
The Japanese judges have established that yakuza bosses have “employer liability” for the actions of their subordinates.
In the afternoon I went forth and saw some silver bosses put upon my new Bible, which cost me 6s.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
As you two are bosses, and might feel sort of hurt going along with the crowd, I'm going to let you down soft.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
The bosses need big cities to prey on and we aren't big enough for them to work in and hide in.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
For years these three girls had supported the family; the six men had always been the victims of cruel "bosses."The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
This time we can nail Clanahan, and a good few of the political gangsters and bosses in the other towns along the line.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for boss (1 of 4)
Word Origin for boss
British Dictionary definitions for boss (2 of 4)
- an area of increased thickness, usually cylindrical, that strengthens or provides room for a locating device on a shaft, hub of a wheel, etc
- a similar projection around a hole in a casting or fabricated component