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English noun: Whittle

1. Whittle (person) English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)

SynonymsFrank Whittle, Sir Frank Whittle

Instance hypernymaeronautical engineer

English verb: whittle

1. whittle (contact) cut small bits or pare shavings from

SamplesWhittle a piece of wood.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

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