Definition of Aplustre

1. n. An ornamental appendage of wood at the ship's stern, usually spreading like a fan and curved like a bird's feather.



Definition of Aplustre

1. Noun. (obsolete nautical) An ornamental appendage of wood at the stern of a Roman ship, usually spreading like a fan and curved like a bird's feather. ¹

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Definition of Aplustre

1. an ornament on the stern of a ship [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aplustre

1. An ornamental appendage of wood at the ship's stern, usually spreading like a fan and curved like a bird's feather. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aplustre

aplasias
aplastic
aplastic anaemia
aplastic anemia
aplastic lymph
aplenty
aplite
aplites
aplitic
aplomb
aplombs
aplotomy
aplowite
aplustre (current term)
aplustres
aplyed
aplysia
apna
apnea
apneal
apneas
apneic
apneic oxygenation
apneic pause
apneumatic
apneumona

Literary usage of Aplustre

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1. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv Verschütteten Städte Campaniens by Wolfgang Helbig, Otto Philipp Donner-von Richter (1868)
"... und eine zweite mit einem Anker in der K. . einem aplustre in der L. — P. d'E. IV, 53 p.263. Z. I, 7<). 1951. ..."

2. A School Dictionary of Greek & Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1851)
"Her most ancient temple was at Paphos. No bloody sacrifices were allowed to be offered to her, but only pure fire, flowers, and incense. aplustre ..."

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