a seaport on the S coast of Borneo, in Indonesia.
Crawfurd (Dictionary, p. 72) conjectures that it is some place in banjarmasin.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXXIII, 1519-1522 Antonio Pigafetta
a port in Indonesia, in SW Borneo. Pop: 527 415 (2000) Former spelling Bandjarmasin, Bandjermasin
a seaport on the S coast of Borneo, in Indonesia. Historical Examples Even at Banjermasin, near the south coast, the north-west wind brings annually a rainfall of 60 in., as against 33 in. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3 Various Horses, introduced by Europeans and owned only by the wealthier classes, are found […]
banjax verb To defeat utterly; clobber •Popularized in Great Britain by the Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan in the 1970s: She upped and banjaxed the old man [1939+; origin unknown]
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a clock of the early 19th century in the U.S., having a drumlike case for the dial mounted on a narrow, tapering body, with a boxlike bottom containing the pendulum and its weight.
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noun in baseball, a weakly hit fly ball which just goes over the infielders; also called blooper Word Origin 1800+ Usage Note banjo hitter , (n.)