dough|nut «DOH NUHT», noun.
1. a small cake of sweetened dough deep-fried in fat. A doughnut is usually cut in the shape of a ring.
2. a circular tube in a betatron or synchrotron that contains a vacuum in which electrons whirl and collide with the nuclei of the atoms in a small tungsten target to produce extremely powerful X rays and gamma rays.
3. any doughnut-shaped device: »

…quickly inflatable doughnuts, buoyancy bags, which fit around the wheels like a horizontal life belt (London Times).

↑it is dollars to doughnuts,

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