Associations to the word «Calf»


CALF, noun. A young cow or bull.
CALF, noun. Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-coloured leather used in bookbinding.
CALF, noun. A young elephant, seal or whale (also used of some other animals).
CALF, noun. A chunk of ice broken off of a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg.
CALF, noun. A small island, near a larger island.
CALF, noun. A cabless railroad engine.
CALF, noun. (informal) (dated) An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.
CALF, noun. (anatomy) The back of the leg below the knee.
CALF, noun. The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.
CALF BONE, noun. (anatomy) The smaller of the two bones in the lower leg, the fibula.
CALF BONES, noun. Plural of calf bone
CALF LOVE, noun. Puppy love
CALF RAISE, noun. An exercise targeting the calf muscle where the subject raises their heel off the ground and lowers it again.
CALF RAISES, noun. Plural of calf raise

Dictionary definition

CALF, noun. Young of domestic cattle.
CALF, noun. The muscular back part of the shank.
CALF, noun. Fine leather from the skin of a calf.
CALF, noun. Young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo.

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