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English → English (WordNet) Definition: rostra rostrum n 1: a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it [syn: dais, podium, pulpit, ambo, stump, soapbox] 2: beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils [syn: snout] [also: rostra (pl)] rostra See rostrum
English → English (gcide) Definition: Rostra Rostrum \Ros"trum\ (-tr[u^]m), n.; pl. L. Rostra, E. Rostrums. [L., beak, ship's beak, fr. rodere, rosum, to gnaw. See Rodent.] 1. The beak or head of a ship. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Rostra) (Rom. Antiq.) The Beaks; the stage or platform in the forum where orations, pleadings, funeral harangues, etc., were delivered; -- so called because after the Latin war, it was adorned with the beaks of captured vessels; later, applied also to other platforms erected in Rome for the use of public orators. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, a stage for public speaking; the pulpit or platform occupied by an orator or public speaker. [1913 Webster] Myself will mount the rostrum in his favor. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any beaklike prolongation, esp. of the head of an animal, as the beak of birds. (b) The beak, or sucking mouth parts, of Hemiptera. (c) The snout of a gastropod mollusk. See Illust. of Littorina. (d) The anterior, often spinelike, prolongation of the carapace of a crustacean, as in the lobster and the prawn. [1913 Webster] 5. (Bot.) Same as Rostellum. [1913 Webster] 6. (Old Chem.) The pipe to convey the distilling liquor into its receiver in the common alembic. --Quincy. [1913 Webster] 7. (Surg.) A pair of forceps of various kinds, having a beaklike form. [Obs.] --Coxe. [1913 Webster] Rostra \Ros"tra\, n. pl. See Rostrum, 2. [1913 Webster]


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