excelsior

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ex·cel·si·or

 (ĭk-sĕl′sē-ər)
n.
Slender, curved wood shavings used especially for packing.

[Originally a trademark.]

excelsior

(ɪkˈsɛlsɪˌɔː)
interj, adv, n
1. excellent: used as a motto and as a trademark for various products, esp in the US for fine wood shavings used for packing breakable objects
2. upwards
[C19: from Latin: higher]

ex•cel•si•or

(ɪkˈsɛl si ər, ɛk-)

n.
1. fine wood shavings, used for stuffing, packing, etc.
2. a 3-point printing type: a size smaller than brilliant.
[1770–80, Amer.; formerly a trademark]

ex•cel•si•or

(ɛkˈsɛl sɪˌoʊr)

adj.
Latin. ever upward.

excelsior

- The curled shavings of soft wood used for packing and stuffing.
See also related terms for stuffing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excelsior - thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffingexcelsior - thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
packing, packing material, wadding - any material used especially to protect something
Translations

excelsior

[ekˈselsɪɔːʳ] N (US) → virutas fpl de embalaje

excelsior

n (US: = shavings) → Holzwolle f