a deep decorative rectangular cardboard box with overhanging edges used for packaging chocolate candies
I bought a ballotin of Godiva chocolates.
French ‘small package of goods’
adjective pertaining to meat which is boned, stuffed, rolled, and tied for braising or roasting; also called ballottine Word Origin French ballottine ‘meat roll’ Usage Note cooking
plural noun small glass beads used in reflective paints
a physical diagnostic technique used to detect solid objects surrounded by fluid, as abdominal organs or tumors, performed by suddenly compressing the fluid with the hand, causing the solid object to abut against the hand. noun (med) a technique of feeling for a movable object in the body, esp confirmation of pregnancy by feeling the […]
- Ballpark figure
ballpark figure noun phrase A rough numerical approximation: I’d say forty, but that’s a ballpark figure (1960s+) An acceptable, roughly accurate approximation, as in I know you can’t tell me the exact cost; just give me a ballpark figure. This term alludes to a baseball field, which is always an enclosed space. The expression is […]