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Plug

plug
1. Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.
2. A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
3. A high, tapering silk hat.
4. A worthless horse.
5. A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a hold for nails. Fire plug, a street hydrant to which hose may be attached. Hawse plug, a tapering valve, which turns in a case like the plug of a faucet.
Origin: Akin to D. Plug, G. Pflock, Dan. Plok, plug, Sw. Plugg; cf. W. Ploc.


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