american national standard
(ANS) A common prefix for ANSI documents or standards, e.g.: “ANS Forth”, or “American National Standard X3.215-1994”.
- American organ
a reed organ having a suction bellows that draws the air in through the reeds.
- American party
See under (def 3). an ignorant or totally uninformed person; ignoramus. an . (initial capital letters) U.S. History. a member of a political party (American party or Know-Nothing party) prominent from 1853 to 1856, whose aim was to keep control of the government in the hands of native-born citizens: so called because members originally professed […]
- American pit bull terrier
. one of an American breed of strong, muscular terriers, originally developed in England, with a short, close-lying, stiff coat of any color or combination of colors except solid white. noun another name for pit bull terrier
- American plan
(in hotels) a system of paying a single fixed rate that covers room and all meals. Abbreviation: AP. Historical Examples American plan: A scheme for shortening human life through overeating. The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard noun (US) a hotel rate in which the charge includes meals Compare European plan