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[kol; French kawl] /kɒl; French kɔl/
noun, plural cols
[kolz; French kawl] /kɒlz; French kɔl/ (Show IPA)
1.
Physical Geography. a pass or depression in a mountain range or ridge.
2.
Meteorology. the region of relatively low pressure between two anticyclones.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French < Latin collum neck
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British Dictionary definitions for cols

col

/kɒl; French kɔl/
noun
1.
the lowest point of a ridge connecting two mountain peaks, often constituting a pass
2.
(meteorol) a pressure region between two anticyclones and two depressions, associated with variable weather
Word Origin
C19: from French: neck, col, from Latin collum neck
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cols in Medicine

col (kŏl)
n.
A craterlike area of the interproximal oral mucosa joining the lingual and buccal interdental papillae.

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Related Abbreviations for cols

Col

colonial

COL

  1. Colorado Rockies
  2. Columba (constellation)
  3. computer-oriented language
  4. cost of living
  5. Council on Ocean Law
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