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Definition of Silo

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airtight tower or structure used to store grain; underground structure that serves as a housing and launching pad for a ballistic missile
Silo Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A pit or vat for packing away green fodder for winter use so as to exclude air and outside moisture. See Ensilage.
  
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silo
\si"lo\ (?), n. [f.] a pit or vat for packing away green fodder for winter use so as to exclude air and outside moisture. see ensilage.
silo
n
1. a cylindrical tower used for storing silage
2. military installation consisting of an underground structure where ballistic missiles can be stored and fired

Anagram
  soil
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a cylindrical tower used for storing silage
(hypernym) tower
2. military installation consisting of an underground structure where ballistic missiles can be stored and fired
(hypernym) military installation
(classification) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
Silo Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary Of Geography
Usually a tall, cylindrical structure in which fodder (animal feed) is stored; may be a pit dug for the same purpose.
Silo Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Jargon File
n. The FIFO input-character buffer in an RS-232 line card. So called from DEC terminology used on DH and DZ line cards for the VAX and PDP-11, presumably because it was a storage space for fungible stuff that went in at the top and came out at the bottom.
Silo Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A silo (from the Greek σιρός – siros, "pit for holding grain") is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain (see grain elevators) or fermented feed known as silage. Silos are more commonly used for bulk storage of grain, coal, cement, carbon black, woodchips, food products and sawdust. Three types of silos are in widespread use today: tower silos, bunker silos, and bag silos.

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