kink


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kink \Kink\, n. [D. kink a bend or turn, or Sw. kink.]
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   1. A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a
      spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop
      or curl; a doubling in a cord.
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   2. An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
      [Colloq.] --Cozzens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kink \Kink\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kinked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Kinking.]
   To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon
   itself, as a rope or thread.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kink \Kink\, n. [Cf. Chincough, Kink-haust.]
   A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.
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