1. nvt., Brace, support, wand, prop, helper; small stalks to which feathers on large kāhili, standards, are tied, and which are attached to the main pole; pole as used in pushing a canoe; sprit of a canoe's sail; stick fastened across a small fish net near the meeting of the sticks (kuku) supporting the net; to pole, push with a pole, prop; to uphold (Isa. 63.5).
2. n., Tail feathers, as. of a cock, or as below the tail of the mamo, a bird.
3. nvs., Force, strength; strong, rough (rarely used except after kai).
- Kai koʻo, rough, strong sea.
- Lilo aʻela ke koʻo makani o Lehua (chant), the force of the wind of Lehua is spent.
4. vs., Larger, a trifle bigger.
- A maluna mai o ka huli he wahi ʻupena, koʻo aʻe ia o ka maka, and above the bag net is a small net with slightly larger meshes.
5. nvt., Loose, slack; to lay on in folds, as pleats in a dress; to loosen, slacken.
6. n., Light-green leaves near the center of a cluster of pandanus leaves.
- ʻIʻo koʻo, leaves inside the koʻo [their base is white and the upper part dark green].
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