zeugma: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (zg'mu), [key]
— n. Gram.,
- the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words when it is appropriate to only one of them or is appropriate to each but in a different way, as in to wage war and peace or On his fishing trip, he caught three trout and a cold. Cf.
- zeugma (Thesaurus)