Pronunciation Noun


  1. (chiefly, UK, Australia, Ireland, NZ, rare in the US) A small, flat, baked good which is either hard and crisp or else soft but firm: a cookie.
  2. (chiefly, North America) A small, usually soft and flaky bread, generally made with baking soda, which is similar in texture to a scone but which is usually not sweet.
  3. (UK) A cracker.
    cheese and biscuits
    water biscuits
    digestive biscuits
  4. (nautical) The "bread" formerly supplied to naval ships, which was made with very little water, kneaded into flat cakes and slowly baked, and which often became infested with weevils.
  5. A form of unglazed earthenware.
  6. A light brown colour.
  7. (woodworking) A thin oval wafer of wood or other material inserted into mating slots on pieces of material to be joined to provide gluing surface and strength in shear.
    Synonyms: dowel, finger joint, glue strip, spline
  8. (US, slang) A plastic card bearing the codes for authorizing a nuclear attack.
  9. (US, slang, hiphop) A handgun, especially a revolver.
  10. (ice hockey, shuffleboard) A puck (hockey puck).
Translations Translations
  • French: biscuit
  • Russian: гале́та

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