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boss1 / bôs; bäs/ inf. • n. a person in charge of a worker or organization: I asked my boss for a promotion union bosses. • v. [tr.] give (someone) orders in a domineering manner: plump old battle-axes bossing everyone around. • adj. excellent; outstanding: she's a real boss chick. DERIVATIVES: boss·y adj. boss2 • n. a round knob, stud, or other protuberance, in particular: ∎  a stud on the center of a shield. ∎  Archit. a piece of ornamental carving covering the point where the ribs in a vault or ceiling cross. boss3 (also boss·y) • n. inf. a cow.

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bossacross, boss, Bros, cos, cross, crosse, doss, dross, emboss, en brosse, floss, fosse, gloss, Goss, joss, Kos, lacrosse, loss, moss, MS-DOS, Ross, toss •LaosÁyios Nikólaos, chaos •Eos • Helios •Chios, Khíos •Lesbos • straw boss • Phobos • rooibos •extrados • kudos • reredos • intrados •Calvados • Argos • Lagos • logos •Marcos • telos •Delos, Melos •Byblos • candyfloss •tholos, Vólos •bugloss • omphalos • Pátmos •Amos, Deimos, Sámos •Demos • peatmoss • cosmos • Los Alamos • Lemnos • Hypnos • Minos •Mykonos • tripos • topos • Atropos •Ballesteros, pharos, Saros •Imbros • criss-cross • rallycross • Eros •albatross • monopteros • Dos Passos •Náxos • Hyksos • Knossos • Santos •benthos •bathos, pathos •ethos • Kórinthos

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Boss ★½ The Black Bounty Killer; Boss Nigger; The Black Bounty Hunter 1974 (PG)

Blax-ploitation western parody with Williamson and Martin as a couple of bounty hunters tearing apart a town to find a fugitive. Relatively non-violent. 87m/C VHS . Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, R.G. Armstrong, William (Bill) Smith, Carmen Hayworth, Barbara Leigh; D: Jack Arnold; W: Fred Williamson.

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boss formerly boce.
1. Carved convex block, often richly decorated, at the junction of vault-ribs, etc., in medieval architecture.

2. See boast 1.

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boss Discordant igneous intrusion that has roughly vertical sides and a subcircular outcrop, and an area of less than 25 km2.

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BOSS (bɒs) Bioastronautic Orbiting Space Station
• (South Africa) Bureau of State Security

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boss1 protuberance. XIII. — OF. boce (mod. bosse) :- Rom. *bokja or *bottia, of unkn. orig.

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boss2 (orig. U.S.) master, employer. XIX. — Du. baas master, of unkn. orig.