Acorn vs Caboose - What's the difference?

acorn | caboose |


As nouns the difference between acorn and caboose

is that acorn is the fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule while caboose is (obsolete|nautical) a small galley or cookhouse on the deck of a small vessel.

acorn

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  • (nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  • (zoology) See acorn-shell .
  • (slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
  • Derived terms

    * acorn cup * acorn nut * acorn squash * eggcorn * ride a horse foaled by an acorn

    Holonyms

    * (fruit of an oak) oak

    See also

    * (wikipedia)

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    caboose

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, nautical) A small galley or cookhouse on the deck of a small vessel.
  • (US, rail transport) The last car on a freight train, having cooking and sleeping facilities for the crew; a guard’s van.
  • (slang, baby-talk, or, euphemistic) buttocks
  • (slang, sports) The person or team in last place.
  • Synonyms

    * (last car on train) guards van (obsolete)