abdominal muscles.
Chemistry, .
antilock braking system.
variant of :
absent; abscond.
American Bible Society.
American Bureau of Shipping.
Contemporary Examples

Anthony Kiedis, the shirtless Chili Pepper with the 12-pack abs?
Bruno Mars Super Bowl Halftime Show Review: Strange (Blood Sugar Sex) Magic Kevin Fallon February 2, 2014

“Place your hands against the roof or your car, push up with your arms and squeeze your abs at the same time,” he says.
8 Ways to Exercise While You Commute Doree Shafrir February 17, 2010

Rep. Christopher Lee showed his abs, then scuttled his career, thanks to a Gawker exposé of his Craigslist adventures.
Celebrating Shirtless Pols Jonathan V. Last February 9, 2011

Chilli is 42, which, when you see her abs, is enough to make you cry.
TLC Reunites for a New York City Concert. Dreams Do Come True Kevin Fallon January 30, 2014

Lee scores the middle-aged-man trifecta: a head full of hair—but none on his torso—and abs you can bounce a quarter off.
Celebrating Shirtless Pols Jonathan V. Last February 9, 2011

Historical Examples

But I remember tackling the a, b, abs, and slowly mastering those short columns.
My Boyhood John Burroughs

Mr. abs, when we are off yonder by that rise of ground you wake him up, will you?
The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge Frank Gee Patchin

I didn’t want ter arrest him—mighty clever boy, abs’lom Kittredge!
His “Day In Court” Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)

We’ll skip over the abs, and plunge right into deep larning at once.
The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens

abs’lom he say he wanter know when ye’ll git yer visit out an’ kem home.
The Phantoms of the Foot-Bridge and Other Stories Charles Egbert Craddock

plural noun
(informal) abdominal muscles
acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene: any of a range of tough copolymers used esp for making moulded articles
a variant of Av
Also a.b.. able-bodied seaman
(in the US) Bachelor of Arts
(esp in postal addresses) Alberta (Canada)
a human blood type of the ABO group, containing both the A antigen and the B antigen

colloquial shortening of abdominals, by 1992.

form of ab- before -c-, -q- or -t-.

Ab abbr.
abdominal muscles
absolute temperature
American Board of Surgery
Animal Behavior Society
antilock braking system
able-bodied [seaman]
about (shortwave transmission)
airman basic
Latin Artium Baccalaureus (Bachelor of Arts)
at bats (baseball)


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    noun another name for antilock brake

  • Abs feb.

    abs feb. abs feb. abbr. Latin absente febre (when fever is absent)

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  • Abs resin

    a copolymer of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene that is a tough, light, economical, heat- and stain-resistant plastic: used for telephones, boat hulls, and medical equipment.

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