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sillnoun [C]

us   uk   /sɪl/
a flat piece of wood, stone, etc. that forms the base of a window or door
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sillnoun

  • sill noun (WINDOW BASE)

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

earth science /sɪl/ [U] a layer of rock that is created when hot melted rock forces itself into spaces between other rock, then cools and becomes solid
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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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