appendage appendage  /ə ˈpɛn dɪdʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an external body part that projects from the body
  2. (n) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
  3. (n) a part that is joined to something larger

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The plot of The Lost Symbol churns forward with a brutalist energy that makes character but a flesh appendage on its iron machine.
  2. Its appendage, consisting of dust and charged particles, could ultimately stretch some 70 million miles beyond the comet's nucleus.

News

  1. U.S. Senator Laments "Dwindling Civil Jury"

    United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse commented in the National Law Journal on the ongoing attacks against the civil jury system through restrictions including forced arbitration, enhanced pleading standards, and restrictions on class actions and punitive damage awards. "The jury is more than just a means of dispute resolution, just a fact-finding appendage to the court. It is a structural ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Injury Board

  2. How Birds Lost Their Penises

    How did the chicken lose its penis? By killing off the growing appendage in the egg.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The bag becomes a part of you, it's like an appendage, you move, it's there," said Hernandez, who tutored John Olerud and Todd Zeile in years past. "You get into a comfort zone."
    on Feb 9, 2010 By: Keith Hernandez Source: New York Times

  2. "The phenomenon now is that the Pakistani Taliban have their own agenda for Pakistan. Before, there was a situation where they were an appendage of the al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban," the author Ahmed Rashid, the best-known analyst of the...
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Ahmed Rashid Source: The Canberra Times

  3. Obama said the Interior Department has been "deeply troubled" under the Bush administration and "too often has been seen as an appendage of commercial interests as opposed to a place where the values and interests of the American people are served."
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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