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Words nearby receptacle
Example sentences from the Web for receptacle
Thefacebook was nothing but a platform—a receptacle for the contributions of its users.
Sow, the receptacle into which the liquid iron is poured in a gun-foundry.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
Now ‘box’ was easy enough, for the receptacle in the street was duly called ‘Brievenbus’.An Irishman's Difficulties with the Dutch Language|N.A. Cuey-na-Gael
Careful precautions are taken against the Mont-de-Pit being made a receptacle for stolen goods.Paris|William Walton
British Dictionary definitions for receptacle
- the enlarged or modified tip of the flower stalk that bears the parts of the flower
- the shortened flattened stem bearing the florets of the capitulum of composite flowers such as the daisy
- the part of lower plants that bears the reproductive organs or spores