A CCORDION Accordion: ə ˈ k ɔː diənə ˈ k ɔː diən a box-shaped musical instrument, held in the hands, consisting of a folded central part with a keyboard at each end, which is played by pushing the two ends towards each other: Sam is eager to play accordion
B UTTERFLY Butterfly: b ʌ t.ə.fla ɪb ʌ t.ə.fla ɪ a nectar-feeding insect with two pairs of large, typically brightly coloured wings that are covered with microscopic scales. Butterflies are distinguished from moths by having clubbed or dilated antennae, holding their wings erect when at rest, and being active by day: butterflies and moths
C ARPET Carpet: k ɑː p ɪ tk ɑː p ɪ t (a shaped piece of) thick woven material used for covering floors: - We've just had a new carpet fitted/laid in our bedroom a layer of something that covers the ground : a carpet of snow
E AGLE Eagle: ˈ i ː.gl ̩ ˈ i ː.gl ̩ a large strong bird with a curved beak which eats meat and can see very well: eagles soaring overhead
FEATHER Feather: ˈ feðə(r) ˈ feðə(r) one of the many soft light things which cover a bird's body, consisting of a long thin central part with material like hairs along each side -peacock/ostrich feathers -feather pillows (= those containing feathers) -The bird ruffled its feathers
G LOVE Glove: gl ʌ vgl ʌ v a piece of clothing which is worn on the hand and wrist for warmth or protection, with separate parts for each finger -leather/woollen/rubber gloves -a pair of gloves
H ANDCUFFS Handcuffs: hændk ʌ fshændk ʌ fs two metal rings joined by a short chain which lock around a prisoner's wrists -a pair of handcuffs -She was taken to the police station in handcuffs
I CE CREAM Ice cream: ˌ a ɪ s ˈ kri ː m ˌ a ɪ s ˈ kri ː m a very cold sweet food made from frozen milk or cream, sugar and a flavour -a tub of ice cream -chocolate chip/vanilla ice cream
K ETTLE Kettle: ˈ ketl ˈ ketl a covered metal or plastic container with a handle and a shaped opening for pouring, used for boiling water - An electric kettle -put the kettle on to start to boil water in a kettle
S HIP o Ship: ʃɪp ʃɪp a large boat for travelling on water, especially across the sea -a sailing ship -a merchant/naval ship -They boarded (= went on to) a ship that was sailing (= leaving) the next day.
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