one of a breed of horses, raised originally in the U.S., that have high-stepping gaits and are bred to the three-gaited or five-gaited type.
- American samoa
the part of Samoa belonging to the U.S., comprising mainly Tutuila and the Manua Islands. 76 sq. mi. (197 sq. km). Capital: Pago Pago. Abbreviation: AS (for use with zip code). Contemporary Examples Besides Guam and the Northern Marianas, they are Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Guam and Saipan Make Tempting Targets […]
- American senna
- American shorthair cat
one of a breed of medium-sized, muscular shorthaired domestic cats with a broad head and a short, thick coat.
- American sign language
a visual-gesture language, having its own semantic and syntactic structure, used by deaf people in the U.S. and English-speaking parts of Canada. Abbreviation: ASL. Contemporary Examples While “Uprising” is bookended with some verbal dialogue, the vast majority of the episode is enacted in American Sign Language. ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth’ ASL Episode Recalls Gallaudet […]