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compo

[kom-poh]
noun, plural com·pos.
  1. composition material.
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Origin of compo

by shortening; cf. -o
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Examples from the Web for compo

Historical Examples of compo

  • With the body finished, take up filling and finishing the head with the compo.

    Taxidermy

    Leon Luther Pray

  • When the legs are properly anchored, cover the core with enough of compo.

    Taxidermy

    Leon Luther Pray

  • For finishing one deer face and ear-butts about a quart and a half of the compo.

    Taxidermy

    Leon Luther Pray

  • Fine fleshy wrinkles and skin details can be worked out with this compo.

    Taxidermy

    Leon Luther Pray

  • This is done by a compo pipe with a surreptitious tap in it.


British Dictionary definitions for compo

compo

noun plural -pos
  1. a mixture of materials, such as mortar, plaster, etc
  2. Australian and NZ informal compensation, esp for injury or loss of work
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adjective
  1. military intended to last for several dayscompo rations; a compo pack
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Word Origin for compo

short for composition, compensation, composite
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