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  1. A swelling, lump or protuberance in an animal, person or object.
  2. (geology) A lump-like mass of rock, especially one projecting through a stratum of different rock.
  3. A convex protuberance in hammered work, especially the rounded projection in the centre of a shield.
  4. (mechanics) A protrusion, frequently a cylinder of material that extends beyond a hole.
  5. (archery) the target block, made of foam but historically made of hay bales, to which a target face is attached.
  6. A wooden vessel for the mortar used in tiling or masonry, hung by a hook from the laths, or from the rounds of a ladder.
  7. A head or reservoir of water.
  1. (transitive) To decorate with bosses; to emboss.
  1. (obsolete) A hassock or small seat, especially made from a bundle of straw.
  1. A person who oversees and directs the work of others; a supervisor.
  2. A person in charge of a business or company.
  3. A leader, the head of an organized group or team.
  4. The head of a political party in a given region or district.
  5. (informal, especially India) A term of address to a man.
  6. (video game) An enemy, often at the end of a level, that is particularly challenging and must be beaten in order to progress.
  7. (humorous) Wife.
  1. (transitive) To exercise authoritative control over; to tell (someone) what to do, often repeatedly.
  1. (slang, US, Canada, Liverpudlian) Of excellent quality, first-rate.
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