An elongated piece of stone that was detached from a core. Rule of thumb being twice as long as it is wide.
A type of upright, elongated front sight.
An elongated piece of metal used to push or move materials.
A flattened, elongate mineral crystal.
One of the two "tines" of a front fork. A spoke that has been flattened in the direction of rotation for improved ærodynamics. "Bladed" spokes are so wide that they will not fit through the spoke holes of a standard hub flange. The usual solution to this problem is to file a notch or two to enlarge each spoke hole. This is very labor-intensive, and risks creating a stress riser which can lead to flange failure.
Any broad and flattened region of a plant or alga, which allows for increased photosynthetic surface area.
The front sight; usually a small piece of metal used in conjunction with the rear sight for sighting the target.