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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 13
1. A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding- sail boom, etc.
2. A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended.
3. A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor.
5. A line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away.
7. A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of aspirants to office; as, a boom in the stock market; a boom in coffee.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.
2. To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.
2. To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a boom for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator.
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