compo

[ kom-poh ]

noun,plural com·pos.
  1. composition material.

Origin of compo

1
By shortening; cf. -o

Words Nearby compo

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How to use compo in a sentence

  • He first distinguished himself in the action fought at this place, and in the actions of Ridgefield and compo Point.

  • Mr. Briggs does see about it; he sees the builder, who tells him that “a little compo” is all that is wanted.

  • Beat and rub to an even smoothness and stop adding whiting at point where compo.

    Taxidermy | Leon Luther Pray
  • Returning to the specimen with this, slightly moisten the wrapping on the bones of the feet and apply a bit of the compo.

    Taxidermy | Leon Luther Pray
  • Now, when the body is sewn up cover the specimen with paper and a damp cloth to prevent drying while a small batch of compo.

    Taxidermy | Leon Luther Pray

British Dictionary definitions for compo

compo

/ (ˈkɒmpəʊ) /


nounplural -pos
  1. a mixture of materials, such as mortar, plaster, etc

  2. Australian and NZ informal compensation, esp for injury or loss of work

adjective
  1. military intended to last for several days: compo rations; a compo pack

Origin of compo

1
short for composition, compensation, composite

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