Meaning of Siamese

Si•a•mese

Pronunciation: (sī"u-mēz', -mēs'), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -mese.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Siam, its people, or their language.
  2. Thai (def. 3).
  3. twin; closely connected; similar.
  4. dual; combined; twofold or two-way: a Siamese sprinkler.
—n.
  1. a native of Siam.
  2. Thai (def. 2).
  3. See
  4. (usually l.c.) a standpipe placed outside a building close to ground level, having two or more openings so that fire engines can pump water to the sprinkler system of the building.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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