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CONCERTINA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does concertina mean? 

CONCERTINA (noun)
  The noun CONCERTINA has 2 senses:

1. coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle
2. free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds

  Familiarity information: CONCERTINA used as a noun is rare.


CONCERTINA (verb)
  The verb CONCERTINA has 1 sense:

1. collapse like a concertina

  Familiarity information: CONCERTINA used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCERTINA (noun)


Sense 1concertina [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("concertina" is a kind of...):

barbed wire; barbwire (strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage)


Sense 2concertina [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("concertina" is a kind of...):

free-reed instrument (a wind instrument with a free reed)


CONCERTINA (verb)


Sense 1concertina [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Collapse like a concertina

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "concertina" is one way to...):

collapse (fold or close up)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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