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- n. A horizontal frame with wires stretched across it for drying paper.
- n. A fictional alien creature in Star Trek, a cooing ball of fur.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A frame on which paper is dried.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In paper manufacturing, a large horizontal frame in the loft or drying-room, with hairs or wires stretched across it, on which sheets of paper are hung to dry.
Probably invented for alliteration with trouble; the creatures first appeared in an episode called The Trouble with Tribbles. (Wiktionary)