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cash register a business machine with a drawer that holds money. A cash register is used in places such as stores and restaurants to accept payments and give change. A cash register also keeps a record of money that goes in and out.
cask a large, strong barrel used for holding wine or other liquids
casket a box in which a dead person is buried; coffin.
Caspian Sea a large inland sea in Asia surrounded by the countries of Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan.
casserole a dish, often deep and covered, in which food can be baked and served. [2 definitions]
cassette a case with film, audio tape, or video tape inside. Cassettes make it easy to load a camera or recorder.
cast to throw or fling. [11 definitions]
castanet one of a pair of wooden or ivory instruments that are partly hollowed out. They are held in the hand and clicked together to the rhythms of Spanish dance music.
cast iron a mixture of iron and carbon, with other materials added to make it either hard and brittle or soft and strong.
castle a large, strong building where a noble lived with his family and servants. Many castles were built long ago to defend the people inside against attacks. [2 definitions]
casual happening by chance; not planned. [3 definitions]
casualty a person in the armed forces who is killed, wounded, or missing in action. [2 definitions]
cat1 a small, furry mammal with whiskers, short ears, and a long tail. Cats, also called house cats, are often kept as pets or to catch mice and rats. [2 definitions]
catalog an organized list of things such as book titles, goods for sale, or other items. Catalogs usually give a short description of each item on the list. [2 definitions]
catamaran a boat with two hulls joined side by side.
catapult an ancient weapon used to throw objects, such as large stones or arrows, at an enemy. [4 definitions]
cataract a large waterfall. [2 definitions]
catastrophe an event that brings great harm, suffering, or loss to a large area or many people; terrible disaster.
catbird a dark gray North American songbird. One of its calls is like the sound a cat makes.
catch to get control of (someone or something moving away); capture. [13 definitions]
catcher the player who is behind the batter at home plate in baseball or softball. The catcher catches balls thrown by the pitcher.