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Definition of toss noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//tɑs//
    [usually singular]
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    of coin
  1. 1an act of throwing a coin in the air in order to decide something The final result was decided on/by the toss of a coin. to win/lose the toss (= to guess correctly/wrongly which side of a coin will face upward when it lands on the ground after it has been thrown in the air)
  2. of head
  3. 2toss of your head an act of moving your head suddenly upward, especially to show that you are annoyed or impatient She dismissed the question with a toss of her head.
  4. throw
  5. 3an act of throwing something, especially in a competition or game a toss of 10 feet
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