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{adj: U-shaped} shaped in the form of the letter U

{n: Tennessee, Tennessee River} a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky

{n: breve} a diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound

{n: hairpin bend} a U-shaped bend in a road

{n: horseshoe, shoe} U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof

{n: hyoid, hyoid bone, os hyoideum} a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles

{n: notch} a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface
"there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"

{n: oxbow} a U-shaped curve in a stream

{n: shackle} a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar

{n: staple} a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables

{n: staple} paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together

{n: trap} drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

{n: trombone} a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide

{n: water level} a water gauge that shows the level by showing the surface of the water in a trough or U-shaped tube

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