boss

Type: Term Pronunciation: bos Definitions: 1. A protuberance; a circumscribed rounded swelling. 2. The prominence of a kyphosis.
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Boss

In architecture, a boss is a projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations. Bosses are also used as a termination to weather-mouldings of doors, windows, etc, and in various other situations, either as an ornamental stop, or finishing, to mouldings, or to cover them where th
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Boss

Central stone of arch or vault; key stone.
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Boss

A boss is a horn or bone stump on the snout of some animals. Ceratopsians, like Styracosaurus had a boss.
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boss

A projecting stone at the intersection of the ribs of a vault, often the keystone and frequently carved.
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boss

the head of the crime Family; he is the only one who gives permission to 'whack' or 'make' someone, and he makes money from all Family operations; synonyms don, chairman.
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boss

[adj] - (informal) exceptionally good 2. [n] - a person who exercises control and makes decisions 3. [n] - a person responsible for hiring workers
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Boss

a knob or projection to cover the intersection of ribs in a vault
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Boss

A stone projection or knob, often used to ornament the intersection of ribs in a vault.
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BOSS

(In topic `operations support systems`) BOSS is an acronym for Billing Operating Support Systems.
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Boss

A backing for a target face made from compacted straw, foam or fibre. See Butt
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boss

an ornament placed at the intersection of roof timbers or ribs in a vault
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Boss

A cylindrical protrusion within a part, often designed to accept fasteners
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Boss

A projection or an enlarged section of a casting through which a hole may be machined.
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boss

In architecture, either a carved stone keystone of approximately hemispherical form at the intersection of ribs in a Gothic vault, or a similar carved ornament...
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BOSS

Bomb On Station Switch
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Boss

Used only with a fixed-pitch propeller, is a collar with flanges which fits on to the propeller shaft and on to which the hub of the propeller fits. Should not be confused with a propeller hub which, in a fixed-pitch and in a controllable pitch propeller, is the central portion on to which the roots of the blades are attached.
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Boss

A small ornamental projection.
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Boss

A projecting carved section in a vault or ceiling, found where two or more supports meet. In medieval churches these were often elaborately or grotesquely carved, and usually designed to be part of an iconographic scheme.
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Boss

In architecture, a raised ornament, such as a projecting stone located at the intersection of the ribs of a vault.
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Boss

An ornamental knob covering the intersection of ribs in a vault or on a ceiling.
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Boss

Boss (bŏs; 115) noun ; plural Bosses (-ĕz). [ Middle English boce , bose , boche , Old French boce , boche , bosse , French bosse , of G. origin; confer Old High German bōzo tuft, bunch, Old High German
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Boss

Boss (bŏs) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bossed (bŏst); present participle & verbal noun Bossing .] [ Middle English bocen , from Old French bocier . See the preceding word.] To ornament with bo
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Boss

Boss noun [ Dutch baas master.] A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator. [ Slang, U. S.]
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boss

To ornament with bosses; to stud. ... Origin: OE. Bocen, fr. OF. Bocier. See the preceding word. ... Origin: OE. Boce, bose, boche, OF. Boce, boche, bosse, F. Bosse, of G. Origin; cf. OHG. Bozo tuft, bunch, OHG. Bozan, MHG. Bozen, to beat. See Beat, and cf. Botch a swelling. ... 1. Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike pr
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