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What is the basic unit of a chain called in English?

Chains are made of a lot of oval shaped units. What is each one of them called in English? I don't know the name in my native language either.
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What is the brown cardboard covering coffee cups called in English?

I recently got into an awkward situation when I wasn't able to ask for a 'warmth protector thingy' in Starbucks, and wasn't accurately able to describe it, so could someone tell me what you would call ...
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What is the cover of the head of a pen called in English?

What is the cover of the head of a pen called in English? In my native language it is simply called a cover.
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What is the sports hall in schools called in English?

What is the sports hall in schools called in English? I've translated from my language and the translation is "sport venue", but the according to the picture on Wikipedia I suspect that it is not what ...
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What is the filling of the stapler called in English? (picture attached)

What is the filling of the stapler called in English? (you can see it in red circle in the attached picture). I looked for this word in my native dictionary but I didn't find this word.
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What's the child doing in this picture? Is it called tongue twister?

In the picture the child is having fun with her tongue. Is it called a tongue twister?
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What is the English name for the palm's spots of the "working hands"?

People who are used to going to the gyms, after sometime they get thick skin in the palm — under each finger — because they work with their hands a lot. What are these hard spots called in English? ...
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What do you call the imprinted pattern left behind a car in mud?

What's the name for this ... chase? stria? groove? In Czech, we call it "stopa" - which literally translates as "footprint" but has a lot of other meanings as well so I can't really work out which of ...
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What is this mop-like tool called in English?

What this pictured object is called in English? I was googling for mop and squeegee and got confused since based on the pictures in google images the most mops and squeegees look different. Then ...
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What are these holes in sinks and tubs called?

What are the holes in the pictures called? They are usually found in sinks and tubs and their function is to prevent water from overflowing.
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What do we call the small towel that we use only for hands

What do we call the small towel that we use only on our hands (not the big one that we use on our body after a shower)? It usually hangs beside the basin.
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What is this "opened" cube called?

I can't find the right definition for the thing that you see on the right. If we put all parts of it together we will get a box that we can rotate (this picture is taken from a quiz for kids - they ...
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What is the inner cover of the winter shoes called in English?

In Europe — in some countries, especially in the eastern Europe there are very common shoes which covered inside with something that makes it warm and comfortable in the time of the winter, cold and ...
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Is this food a bread or a loaf?

What do we call the food seen in the picture? Is it bread, loaf, or dough?
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What do you call this thing? "bag"?

I always need this when I buy stuff from the market. So, I need to know the real name for it. I always call it "bag" but it seems that it is not the correct name.
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What do you call this thing that comes with any Apple product

I bought a MacBook Pro, and it came with this thing: I don't know how to use it or where should I stick it, that is why I need to ask about it in any Apple forum. Unfortunately, I don't even know the ...
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What is the name of such a "lamp"?

What is this kind of lamp called? To call it simply a "lamp" doesn't makes sense to me, nor to call it a "chandelier", since I've noticed that "chandelier" refers to an impressive group of lamps ...
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What to call light food served at cocktail parties, that can be eaten on the thumb?

At receptions, small pieces of food are often served, that can be eaten "on the thumb" even when holding a cup of champagne in the other hand. What to call this kind of food in English? I was ...
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What is the soft part of the palm called in English?

What is the soft part of the palm called in English? I don't know the name even in my native language, so I cannot look it up in the dictionary.
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Street obstacles in New Zealand

Some streets in New Zealand get very narrow because of the things shown in this picture. What are they called?
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A term for glass half wall

What is this thing called ? Is it just a ‘Glass Half-wall’ or does it have another name? And what if it was outdoors ?
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What do you call those "round checkboxes"?

The thing a blue arrow points at is called a "checkbox", right? What do you call the round elements, the ones that look like bullet points?
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What is the term for the morning wake up gesture?

What term do we use to describe the gesture that we find when someone wakes up and flexes her arms? Here is the picture.
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Do we "open bottles" or we "open caps"?

How should we refer to this action that involves the bottle, the cap and the person? Is she "opening the bottle" or "opening the cap"?
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Where are the vases in this picture? A term for that space

In my recently purchased apartment, I've come up with an idea for the hall as a part of interior designing. In my mother-tongue, we have a term for those three pits(?). Vases in the wall? - I'm not ...
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What is the “hole” in this desk called?

This question has been created to split two questions previously asked here It is a "hole" in a desk. What can I call this? Can I say "Put your books into the hole"?
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What do you call this kind of door lock?

How would you name or describe such a type of door lock? For instance, if you would like to buy one exactly like this. Is it a "latch", a "door bolt" or maybe something else? In Russian there is a ...
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What is the structure in which people sit on the elephant called in English?

What is the structure in which people sit on the elephant called in English? Here is a picture which describes exactly what I mean. The structure here is in silver color, and has three people on it. ...
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What are these flying things called in English?

I saw something flying today. What should I call it in English?
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What do you call the cones used to mark a field for sport activities?

What do you call these cones used to mark a field for sports?
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What do I call this food?

Should I call what is depicted in the image "stir fried mixed vegetables", "stir fried vegetables" or "fried vegetables combination"? For stir fry, I'm not sure how to ...
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What is this thing that you put a sword in called?

I have played Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask and I am always asking: "What is this thing on Link's back?" It's for putting the sword, I know that, but what it's called? I have searched for "sword ...
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What do you call the "ceiling" of a table?

In other words, what would you call this?
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What are "the high ends of castles" called?

What are the high ends of castles when they take the shape of tapered ends above the towers in them called? I have drawn orange circles around some of them here in the picture: Are they, by any ...
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Narrow streets behind houses

Many American residential streets have parallel narrow roads where people place their garbage cans and sometimes garages. What are these called?
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What's this kind of chicken products package called?

What's this kind of chicken products package called? In my language it's simply called "package" (this is the translation), but I'm asking about this specific kind. Someone told me maybe it is called "...
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What do you call the thing that holds Iron Man's suits?

What do you call the thing that "holds" the iron man armors? I say "hold", because it doesn't seem to be a container, but more like a sort of stand. Not sure if there's a name for it, because it's not ...
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What is the name of those clothes

I just come to the U.S. not long ago, and I have trouble finding the names of clothes. Anyways, in this picture: What are these: The inner black shirt The outer shirt The black shoes
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How do I refer to these lights?

I know a bit of photography. If you decrease the number of shutter speed, the amount of light going into the lens increases and as a result of that, the lights become 'lines'. How do I refer to such ...
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How is this instrument that makes sound from air movement called in English?

what is the following instrument called in English? Essentially, this instrument is composed of 5-6 vertical small wood-sticks, aligned one beside the other, and all attached by threads. You attach ...
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Name or word for the edges in the top of windows outside the building/house

What is Name or word for the edges in the top of windows outside the building/house which are marked in the pictures? In most buildings/houses which is big where a person can stand or even sit. Not I'...
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What is the term for the open space on desks that chairs fit into?

What is the term for the open space on desks that chairs fit into? Is it just called a chair slot? A compartment for chairs?
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Mesh box? Lattice box? barred box etc.? Which one(s) of these to use for a flashcard?

I'd like to create a flashcard for that thing below. But the longer I try to do so, the more confused I get. None of the words suggested for this box (mesh box, lattice box, barred box, skeleton ...
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What is the "small window" on a web page called?

Sometimes, we see on sites a type of small window of which we to choose between some choices. It can be between male/female, or more choices in case of title: Ms. Mrs. Dr. Prof. etc. What is called? ...
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What is the name of these parts of a stove?

Home electrical stoves normally have four or five places for cooking. What is the name of each one of these places where a cooking pot is placed?
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What is a single word for when "milk boils and flows out"?

When we boil milk and after a few minutes it flows out of the pan, what is the single word to describe this action or appearance?
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What are the depicted measurement devices called in English?

Please check the image. What is it called in English? Is it as 'a measurement indicator'? How about this one?
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What is the outer solar shade called?

Does this shade have a particular name? Or is it just called a solar shade ?
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Definition of an image with the word on it, basically explaining its' meaning

I remember there was a word for an image with the word on it, explaining itself.. I can't remember what it's called an it's really bugging me! Something like:
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What do you call this part of the human foot? [closed]

The blue color mentioned part, what do you call it in English? (not the red part)
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