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ex·cel·si·or

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

[Originally a trademark.]
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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]
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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.
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excelsior

- The curled shavings of soft wood used for packing and stuffing.
See also related terms for stuffing.
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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
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Translations

excelsior

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

n (US: = shavings) → Holzwolle f
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28 June 2018 - California, US-based wine marketer Fetzer Vineyards has added California-based the Excelsior Wine Company collection to its portfolio to strengthen its position as a supplier of South American wines, the company said.
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Excelsior Works on St John's Road, Birkby, could become home to 50 flats if the developer, Tahir Zaman, gets approval for his plans from Kirklees planners.
FOOTBALL EXCELSIOR v DEN HAAG 7pm MID-TABLE Excelsior have the worst home record in the Eredivisie, winning two of their 13 games, but they are on a decent run and look value to defeat eighth-placed ADO Den Haag, who are one point above them, writes Dan Childs.
A STUNNING roof garden, breathtaking views of the city skyline, and some of Manchester's best independent bars and restaurants on the doorstep are just some of the features buyers can expect from Excelsior Works, a highquality development of Castlefield apartments which goes on sale in March.