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Compound Words Quiz #2

Can you guess these compound words based on a definition?
A compound word is formed by combining two shorter words
Examples: Houseboat, armchair, breadstick
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Last updated: March 17, 2022
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First submittedNovember 7, 2012
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Average score75.0%
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Definition
Word
Type of large citrus
Grapefruit
Computer accessory used for typing
Keyboard
Person who hides aboard a ship
Stowaway
Superhero's assistant
Sidekick
One who is paid to rescue
troubled swimmers
Lifeguard
Describes a country with no access
to the ocean
Landlocked
Casino card game where the goal
is to get 21 without going over
Blackjack
The right side of a ship
Starboard
The songs that appear on a movie
Soundtrack
Type of bird such as a duck,
goose, or swan
Waterfowl
Definition
Word
Badminton birdie
Shuttlecock
To cross the street illegally
Jaywalk
Predecessor to the refrigerator
Icebox
Secret key used to log onto a computer
Password
Farmer's tool used for throwing hay
Pitchfork
Person who authors a book on
behalf of another
Ghostwriter
Condition where part of the body freezes
when exposed to cold temperature
Frostbite
Medical device which regulates heart rate
Pacemaker
Rapidly-rotating body of water
Whirlpool
High rise building typically over 150
meters in height
Skyscraper
49 Comments
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Level 74
Nov 6, 2012
I bet the thing you used to complete this quiz is happy that it's the answer that the most people got correct.
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Level 91
Nov 6, 2012
He used a grapefruit to make this quiz? I'm impressed!
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Level 17
Nov 6, 2012
Hehe...that's funny.
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Level 79
Mar 28, 2020
Keyboard
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Level 44
Apr 16, 2023
what about something like shipwreck, watermelon, basketball, superhero itself, and a bunch of other stuff, everyone wants a six hour quiz, right?
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Level 77
Mar 17, 2022
In March 2022, the quizmaster used a landlocked.
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Level 38
Mar 17, 2022
me: uses a lifeguard
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Level 24
Nov 6, 2012
dang i shoulda known 8 more than i did gosh golly darn it i'm dumb
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Level 81
Aug 8, 2018
Are you also, by any chance, Ned Flanders?
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Level 14
Nov 10, 2012
would life guard also be life saver?
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Level 37
Mar 22, 2013
A life saver is generally one of those orange rings one throws to a person in distress.

...or candy.

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Level 70
May 24, 2019
We call those rescuebuoy , and the other beachguards
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Level 78
Mar 17, 2022
You call the orange rings rescue buoys? Or do you call junior lifeguards rescue boys?
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Level 69
Jun 19, 2015
baywatch?
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Level 43
Feb 3, 2018
Idk how they work in other countries but lifesavers are generally volunteers
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Level 42
May 13, 2016
Wingman for superhero's assistant?
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Level 70
May 24, 2019
If you think someone who chats up girls is a superhero
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Level 66
Aug 27, 2017
Superhero's assistant: Rob-in ???!!!!
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Level 90
Aug 27, 2017
Don't you mean Night-wing?
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Level 25
Oct 26, 2017
Isn't a keypad the same as a keyboard. That's what I put anyways
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Level 70
May 24, 2019
But that isnt an accessory but it is integrated.
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Level 44
Jul 7, 2018
Could filmscore work for the songs that appear in a movie?
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Level 74
May 18, 2022
They’re not the same. Think Forrest Gump…the filmscore is by Alan Silvestri but the Soundtrack is all the pop tunes in the film like “Watchtower” and “Running on Empty”.
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Level 69
Mar 17, 2022
Badminton birdie??!?!?!?! I was trying to think of scores, like in golf. Badminton projectile might be better
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Level 60
Mar 17, 2022
I think you may be the first person in the world who’s read badminton birdie that way.
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Level 71
Mar 17, 2022
nope, I initially did too.. but then again, he/she did do the quiz before me! :)
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Level 76
Mar 20, 2022
I played badminton for years but never heard the term "birdie" used.
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Level 55
May 17, 2022
I always thought that the birdie was the thing you hit back and forth
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Level 82
Mar 17, 2022
Blows my mind that one can cross a street illegally
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Level 77
Mar 17, 2022
the criminalization of pedestrians is unfortunately a well-recognized phenomenon.
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Level 64
Mar 17, 2022
Why do jays get blamed?
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Level 78
Mar 17, 2022
Because crossing the street illegally is for the birds.
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Level 81
Mar 17, 2022
I think that icehouse should be an acceptable answer as they were commonly used before the invention of a refrigerator, see Ice house (building).
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Level 75
Mar 17, 2022
I agree, I tried that first.

And before anyone pipes up saying that it's two words, the wikipedia article starts: "An ice house, or icehouse, is a building used ..."

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Level 80
Mar 20, 2022
In Australia, the Coolgardie Safe was the predecessor to the refrigerator.
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Level 79
Mar 18, 2022
Aarrghh... for the 'secret key' I was thinking of a specific key on a keyboard...
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Level 55
May 17, 2022
Escape? No, that doesn't make sense. Enter? No, that doesn't make sense either!
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Level 79
Mar 18, 2022
For 'superman's assistant' I tried wingman..
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Level 79
Mar 18, 2022
And for the refridgerator predecessor I tried 'frigidaire' lol
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Level 84
Mar 18, 2022
Can "waterbird" be accepted for "waterfowl"?
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Level 67
May 6, 2022
I guessed the answer but I didn't know about iceboxes. I knew ice houses existed but thought larders were the only thing people used in houses before refrigeration. Interesting!
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Level 84
May 12, 2022
What is it called when part of the body freezes when exposed to hot temperature?
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Level 66
May 17, 2022
Please accept lifesaver for lifeguard. They are called lifesavers here in Australia, and I believe the term originated in the UK. The clue for sidekick is odd. I would never have associated the word with superheroes. A sidekick is someone who hangs around with a main or dominant character or person.
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Level 62
May 17, 2022
One I actually knew the answers to. I did get confused by the card game question and kept thinking Pontoon, as I thought Black Jack was an entirely different game, got there in the end though.
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Level 76
May 17, 2022
I mean, I should have thought of waterfowl, but could wildfowl also work? Here's the first definition that popped up for me:

"game birds, especially aquatic ones; waterfowl." Not that I know a lot of swan hunters, you understand.

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Level 63
May 17, 2022
I know "whirlpool" matches the description better, but "waterspout" is similar and is also compound word. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterspout
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Level 71
May 17, 2022
Lifeguards don't all get paid, there are volunteer lifeguards.

Yes, it's a very minor nit.

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Level 74
May 17, 2022
Can waterbird be accepted for waterfowl? The birds mentioned are of that family. Great quiz!
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Level 47
May 18, 2022
Can “passcode” be accepted for password?