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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Material used for making something rigid.

Usage examples (35)
  • He thought that would be a "stiffener" for London.
  • Ian Fleming was famous for enjoying a 'stiffener' here and we all know where his Martini habit led.
  • Send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a cardboard inside as a "stiffener" to prevent creases from the mail handling.
  • By and by it became a habit with him, when his men ceased work, to stroll down to the "Turk's Head" for a "stiffener" before his meal. for more
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