from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the long stiff hairs removed: said of the pelt of a fur-seal.
  • Endowed with pluck or courage: with a qualifying adjective.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Having courage and spirit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of pluck.
  • adjective Having had these items removed by plucking.
  • adjective of the strings of an instrument Played by plucking.
  • adjective Having courage and spirit; plucky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum
  • adjective having the feathers removed, as from a pelt or a fowl


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