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Definition for dead-metal (2 of 2)
[ fur-ni-cher ]
/ ˈfɜr nɪ tʃər /
the movable articles, as tables, chairs, desks or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like.
fittings, apparatus, or necessary accessories for something.
equipment for streets and other public areas, as lighting standards, signs, benches, or litter bins.
Also called bearer, dead metal. Printing. pieces of wood or metal, less than type high, set in and about pages of type to fill them out and hold the type in place in a chase.
Origin of furniture
1520–30; < French fourniture, derivative of fournir to furnish
Related formsfur·ni·ture·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dead-metal
/ (ˈfɜːnɪtʃə) /
the movable, generally functional, articles that equip a room, house, etc
the equipment necessary for a ship, factory, etc
printing lengths of wood, plastic, or metal, used in assembling formes to create the blank areas and to surround the type
the wooden parts of a rifle
obsolete the full armour, trappings, etc, for a man and horse
the attitudes or characteristics that are typical of a person or thingthe furniture of the murderer's mind
Word Origin for furniture
C16: from French fourniture, from fournir to equip, furnish
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