1. drilling platform drilling rig consisting of an offshore platform (floating or fixed to the sea bed) from which many oil wells can be bored radially
  2. weapons platform any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
  3. Anguilliformes elongate fishes with pelvic fins and girdle absent or reduced
  4. space platform a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
  5. platform a raised horizontal surface
  6. political platform a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
  7. Carya cordiformis hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very bitter nuts
  8. communicable disease a disease that can be communicated from one person to another
  9. can of worms a source of unpredictable trouble and complexity
  10. locking pliers pliers that can be locked in place
  11. piping plover small plover of eastern North America
  12. Lumpenus lumpretaeformis found in Arctic and northern Atlantic waters
  13. Lambertia formosa erect bushy shrub of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar
  14. gaming card one of a set of cards used in gambling games
  15. Cuculiformes cuckoos; touracos; etc.
  16. Rumohra adiantiformis widely distributed fern of tropical southern hemisphere having leathery pinnatifid fronds
  17. Galliformes pheasants
  18. gebang palm large-leaved palm of Malay to Philippines and northern Australia; leaves used for thatching or plaiting into containers
  19. jumping plant louse small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices
  20. coming together the act of joining together as one