frog

frog [frôg, fräg]
n.
[ME frogge < OE frogga, akin to Ger frosch, ON froskr < IE base * preu-, to jump > Sans právatē, (he) hops]
1.
a) any of various families of tailless, leaping anuran amphibians with long, powerful hind legs, short forelegs, a smooth skin, and webbed feet: it develops from a tadpole, and most species, when grown, are able to live either in water or on land that is near water
b) a toad
2. a triangular, horny pad in the posterior half of the sole of a horse's foot
3. a fastening on a belt for carrying a sword, bayonet, etc.
4. a corded or braided loop used as a fastener or decoration on clothing
5. a device on railroad tracks for keeping cars on the proper rails at intersections or switches
6. a device placed in a bowl or vase to hold the stems of flowers
7. that part of the bow of a stringed instrument, including the nut, by which the bow is held
8. [sometimes F-] Slang a French person: term of contempt or derision
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have a frog in one's throat
to experience temporary hoarseness due to throat irritation

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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