frog
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /fɹɒɡ/
  • (America) IPA: /fɹɑɡ/, /fɹɔɡ/
Noun

frog (plural frogs)

  1. A small tailless amphibian of the order Anura that typically hops.
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  2. The part of a violin bow (or that of other similar string instruments such as the viola, cello and contrabass) located at the end held by the player, to which the horsehair is attached.
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang) Road. Shorter, more common form of frog and toad.
  4. The depression in the upper face of a pressed or handmade clay brick.
  5. An organ on the bottom of a horse’s hoof that assists in the circulation of blood.
  6. (rail transport) The part of a railway switch or turnout where the running-rails cross (from the resemblance to the frog in a horse’s hoof).
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: cœur
  • Italian: bivio
  • Russian: крестови́на
Verb

frog (frogs, present participle frogging; past and past participle frogged)

  1. To hunt or trap frogs.
  2. (transitive, biology) To use a pronged plater to transfer (cells) to another plate.
  3. (transitive, cooking) To spatchcock (a chicken).
Noun

frog (plural frogs)

  1. (offensive) A French person.
    Synonyms: baguette
  2. (Canada, offensive) A French-speaking person from Quebec.
Antonyms
  • (French person) rosbif (of an English, by French)
Translations Noun

frog (plural frogs)

  1. A leather or fabric loop used to attach a sword or bayonet, or its scabbard, to a waist or shoulder belt.
  2. An ornate fastener for clothing consisting of an oblong button (covered with netted thread), toggle, or knot, that fits through a loop.
    • 1844, Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo:
      The visitor was about fifty-two years of age, dressed in one of the green surtouts, ornamented with black frogs, which have so long maintained their popularity all over Europe.
Translations
  • Italian: alamaro
  • Portuguese: alamar
  • Russian: пе́тля
Verb

frog (frogs, present participle frogging; past and past participle frogged)

  1. To ornament or fasten a coat, etc. with frogs.
Verb

frog (frogs, present participle frogging; past and past participle frogged)

  1. (transitive) To unravel part of (a knitted garment) while knitting it in order to correct a mistake.



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