tutkain

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tutkain

  1. (archaic) A goad (long, pointed stick used to prod animals).
    On turha potkia tutkainta vastaan.
    A proverb meaning: "It's futile to resist the inevitable."
  2. (archaic) A sharp point of a tool or weapon; also a sharp mountaintop.
  3. (military) A mine probe (long thin stick used to locate mines).
  4. A part of a printing press that locates a sheet correctly for two-sided printing.
  5. An end of a warp yarn that is cut off when the weaving is finished.

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Noun[edit]

tutkain

  1. Genitive plural form of tutka.

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