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governor Idioms & Phrases


campaign for governor

  • noun a race for election to the governorship
    campaign for governor.
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Fly governor

  • a governor for regulating the speed of an engine, etc., by the resistance of vanes revolving in the air.
Webster 1913

Governor cut-off

  • (Steam Engine), a variable cut-off gear in which the governor acts in such a way as to cause the steam to be cut off from entering the cylinder at points of the stroke dependent upon the engine's speed.
Webster 1913

governor general

  • noun a governor of high rank
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Gov"ern*or gen"er*al
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  1. A governor who has lieutenant or deputy governors under him; as, the governor general of Canada, of India.
Webster 1913

governor plum

  • noun small shrubby tree of Madagascar cultivated in tropical regions as a hedge plant and for its deep red acid fruits resembling small plums
    Flacourtia indica; batoko palm; ramontchi; Madagascar plum; governor plum.
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governor's plum

  • noun small shrubby tree of Madagascar cultivated in tropical regions as a hedge plant and for its deep red acid fruits resembling small plums
    Flacourtia indica; batoko palm; ramontchi; Madagascar plum; governor plum.
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governor's race

  • noun a race for election to the governorship
    campaign for governor.
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Hydraulic governor

  • (Mach.), a governor which is operated by the action of a liquid in flowing; a cataract.
Webster 1913

Lieutenant governor

  • noun an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of a state of the United States
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  • . (a) An officer of a State, being next in rank to the governor, and in case of the death or resignation of the latter, himself acting as governor . U. S. (b) A deputy governor acting as the chief civil officer of one of several colonies under a governor general. Eng.
Webster 1913

military governor

  • noun the head of a government established by the military (as in a defeated country)
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