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Compound Words Quiz #4

Based on the definitions, guess these compound words.
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First submittedJanuary 24, 2013
Last updatedMarch 16, 2019
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Definition
Word
Soccer
Football
1/16th of a cup
Tablespoon
Inflatable car-safety device
Airbag
Used for carrying business papers
Briefcase
Old method of controlling a video game
Joystick
A small pit, dug out to provide
shelter from enemy fire
Foxhole
Leader of a board of directors
Chairperson
Condition where part of the body freezes
Frostbite
Marine creature with stinging tentacles
Jellyfish
Clothes-scrubbing tool or
zydeco instrument
Washboard
Definition
Word
Access point to the sewers
Manhole
Architectural diagram
Blueprint
Hotel employee who carries luggage
Bellhop
Device for catching small rodents
Mousetrap
Very tall building
Skyscraper
Large road-side advertisement
Billboard
Physical comedy, such as getting a
pie in the face
Slapstick
Runway for models
Catwalk
Highly-ranked chess player
Grandmaster
Person who chops down trees
for a living
Lumberjack
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level 70
Jan 22, 2013
I would add Bellboy or Bellman for Bellhop.
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level 31
Feb 6, 2017
In the UK we call them porters I think. I only know bellboy from watching Big Bang Theory haha
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level 59
May 6, 2019
I got to get running now keep my lip buttoned down carry this baggage out always running at someone's pleading heel You know how I feel Always running at someone's heel
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level 50
Jan 22, 2013
"Highly-ranked chess player"? Shouldn't that be "egghead"?
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level 20
Jan 23, 2013
Can you accept "Suitcase" for Briefcase? I think they are the same things o.o?
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level 61
Jan 30, 2013
But a suitcase is meant for packing clothing and travel items. The clue specifically mentioned papers. Briefcase is really the only answer.
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level 42
Jun 7, 2014
chairman should be acceptable, we don't have to get that PC do we? I suppose you could accept chairwoman as well.
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level ∞
Mar 14, 2015
Chairman/woman/person all would have worked.
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level 61
May 6, 2019
This is the only one I missed because I'm used to just saying "chair" -- no need for the compound, IMO.
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level 77
Sep 17, 2015
I got it with chairman, but, if the answer is chairperson... why not "personhole?" Are you saying only men are fit to be sewer workers?
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level 64
Sep 17, 2015
I know you're just trolling to be a jerk, but the "Chairman" of the Board could refer to a person of any or no gender, whereas a manhole refers to an inanimate non-gendered object and never a person of any gender. So there is actually an important distinction.
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level 62
Sep 18, 2015
Swapping man to 'person' is no less sexist. Why not 'perdaughterhole', or 'chairperdaughter'?
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level 77
May 6, 2019
I'm not being a jerk but if you are a jerk yourself I'm sure it's hard to see that. It's a legitimate question. A manhole is a hole for a man.
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level 65
May 6, 2019
Kal’s not being a jerk, but he is stealing from George Carlin’s stand up material.
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level 72
Apr 1, 2015
A Foxhole is also a Shellscrape or a Slittrench, which are also both compound words. Should both be accepted.
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level 62
May 6, 2019
I could only think of trench. And I didn't get bellhop, but I tried porter and doorman.
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level 71
Jul 6, 2015
Anyone else come up with lockjaw before they came up with frostbite?
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level 82
Sep 30, 2015
Paralysis, lockjaw... yep.
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level 71
Oct 18, 2018
Except that lockjaw refers to tetanus, which you don't get from cold weather.
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level 67
Mar 20, 2019
I tried 'lockjaw' also, as in this case 'Freezes' could also mean the action of being 'locked'.
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level 71
Mar 27, 2019
Ohhhh, I see what you're saying now! I didn't read it that way even after your comments about it! Plus, Quizmaster is almost always so precise with language, besides the choice of the word "freezes", he also didn't say it affects a *specific* part of the body – that also guided me to the right answer.
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level 62
May 6, 2019
I tried hypothermia.
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level 66
Sep 16, 2015
I'd request it allow "stormdrain" in addition to "manhole" for access to sewers.
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level 28
Sep 16, 2015
I believe storm and drain are two separate words and not compound.
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level 65
Sep 16, 2015
100%.
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level 46
Sep 17, 2015
Nice quiz. How about adding "highrise" for tall building as well as "skyscraper".
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level ∞
Mar 16, 2019
Okay
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level 71
Mar 27, 2019
Looks like high-rise is hyphenated, not a compound word.
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level 40
Oct 17, 2015
Highly-ranked chess player: Nerd
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level 67
Mar 20, 2019
Obviously you find chess too difficult.
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level 61
Mar 19, 2018
I thought a catwalk was a scaffold above a stage or arena setting, so one could walk around above the actors and drop water balloons on them. I saw that on Project Catwalk.
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level 75
Mar 16, 2019
You're thinking of the grid.
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level 69
Mar 17, 2019
For the second question, I tried every concievable version of "eight-final".
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level 67
Mar 17, 2019
"Floorplan" should be accepted under architectural diagram.
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level 71
Mar 27, 2019
A floor plan is a very small subset of a blueprint, as they only show the size and layouts of rooms. Blueprints, however, are engineering instructions, including information about construction methods, materials, electricity and plumbing, and I could go on, but most importantly, it's not a compound word, but two separate words.
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level 73
Mar 17, 2019
Dugout should work for foxhole?
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level 79
Mar 18, 2019
I believe a "dugout" is either a place reserved for a baseball team or a canoe, but not a foxhole - at least in my world.
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level 71
Mar 27, 2019
Hmm, that's actually not a bad point and right on the borderline, but looking it up, apparently a foxhole is a place to shoot from and to take cover from being shot at, whereas a dugout is meant to be a general shelter (like to sleep in, etc.), and has some sort of roof or cover over it. Who knew?
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level 66
May 6, 2019
what about "paperclip" for the business papers? It is commonly spelled as one word, even wikipedia (the source you use most commonly) lists it as one word as a alternative.
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level 65
May 6, 2019
Who uses a paperclip to carry their business papers?
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level 80
May 6, 2019
I believe the preferred nomenclature is "personhole."
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level 76
May 6, 2019
Accept pothole? In my town they are deep enough to provide access to anything below - sewers, caves, River Styx, etc. :)