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plug a device with two or three prongs on the end of an electrical cord. It is put into an outlet to make a connection with an electric circuit. [1/4 definitions]
poison ivy a North American plant with shiny leaves in groups of three and white berries. If it touches the skin, poison ivy can cause an itchy rash. [1/2 definitions]
polo a game played on horseback by two teams of three or four members each. The players use mallets with long handles to hit a small wooden ball into the opponent's goal.
polygon a flat, closed figure with three or more sides bounded by straight lines.
power the number of times another number is multiplied by itself. Three to the fourth power is equal to 3 x 3 x 3 x 3, or 81. [1/7 definitions]
primary color any one of the three basic colors of the spectrum from which all other colors can be made by blending. In paint, they are red, yellow, and blue.
primary school a school that has the first three or four grades and sometimes kindergarten.
prism a solid glass or crystal object that light can pass through. It has three sides that are rectangles and two ends shaped like triangles. A prism splits a ray of light into the colors of the rainbow. [1/2 definitions]
quarterly happening or appearing four times a year, often once every three months. [2 definitions]
relief map a map that shows the height or depth of different places in an area. Relief maps may use three dimensions, different colors, or different shadings to show hills, mountains, and valleys.
roe2 a small deer found in Europe and Asia. The male roe has antlers with three points.
scalene triangle a triangle that has three sides with different lengths.
shamrock a clover plant with leaves that have three parts. It is the national emblem of Ireland.
South Africa a country in southern Africa. South Africa has three capitals, one for each main branch of its government. The capitals are Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein.
symphony a musical piece for an orchestra that has three or four movements. [1/2 definitions]
tablespoon an amount equal to one half of a fluid ounce or three teaspoons. A tablespoon is used in cooking to measure ingredients. (abbreviation: tbs.) [1/2 definitions]
third one of three equal parts of a whole; 1/3. [1/3 definitions]
thirty the number that is equal to three times ten; 30. [1/2 definitions]
three being three in number. [1/3 definitions]
tick-tack-toe a game for two players who take turns marking either an X or an O on a grid of nine squares. The winner is the first player who fills in three squares in a row with the same mark.
town house a home in a city that is part of a row of similar homes. A town house has two or three floors and is connected to the other homes in the row by shared walls. [1/2 definitions]