A five-dollar bill
[Jive talk 1930s+ & rock and roll 1950s+; fr Lincoln’s portrait on the bill, perhaps a shortening and repronouncing of ”cabbage”]
Nautical, Aeronautics. at right angles to the fore-and-aft line: The vessel was sailing with the wind directly abeam. directly abreast the middle of a ship’s side. Historical Examples We will suppose that you have luffed around the first mark, and the next leg is a run with the wind aft of abeam. Harper’s Round Table, […]
a primer, especially for teaching the alphabet.
a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet. a beginner in any field of learning. of or relating to the alphabet. arranged in alphabetical order. rudimentary; elementary; primary. Contemporary Examples Perry had 123 kids from 104 families; the number in abecedarian was even smaller. Can We Really Give Everyone Access to High Quality […]
. . . n. “primer, alphabet table,” mid-15c., from Medieval Latin abecedarium “an ABC book,” neuter of adjective abecedarius, used as a noun, from the first four letters of the Latin alphabet. Abecedarian (adj.) is attested from 1660s.