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sillnoun [C]

uk   us   /sɪl/
a ​flatpiece of ​wood, ​stone, etc. that ​forms the ​base of a ​window or ​door
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(Definition of sill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sillnoun

  • sill noun (WINDOW BASE)

 us   /sɪl/ [C] a ​flat, ​horizontalpiece, usually of ​wood, ​forming the ​base of the ​frame of a ​window: She ​leaned on the sill and ​looked out through the ​openwindow.
  • sill noun (ROCK LAYER)

earth science /sɪl/ [U] a ​layer of ​rock that is ​created when ​hotmeltedrockforces itself into ​spaces between other ​rock, then ​cools and ​becomessolid
(Definition of sill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sill”
in Spanish alféizar, umbral…
in Vietnamese ngưỡng cửa…
in Malaysian ambang tingkap…
in Thai ธรณีประตูหรือหน้าต่าง…
in French rebord…
in German die Türschw elle, das Fensterbrett…
in Chinese (Simplified) 窗台, 门槛…
in Indonesian kusen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 窗臺, 門檻…
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