a pass that authorizes a passenger to board an aircraft and is issued after one’s ticket has been purchased or collected.
a sloping surface connecting two levels; incline. a short concave slope or bend, as one connecting the higher and lower parts of a staircase railing at a landing. any extensive sloping walk or passageway. the act of ramping. Also called boarding ramp. a movable staircase for entering or leaving a cabin door of an airplane. […]
a school at which the pupils receive board and lodging during the school term (distinguished from day school). Contemporary Examples Curtis Sittenfeld’s Favorite Books Curtis Sittenfeld July 27, 2009 Historical Examples The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain William Carleton Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert Letty and the Twins Helen Sherman Griffith From Slave to […]
Reaching across fellow diners for food instead of asking them to pass it. For example, At holiday meals when the whole family is gathered, Dad always scolds at least one child for his boardinghouse reach. This term alludes to the formerly common boardinghouse practice of seating all the residents at one large table and to […]
of or like a boar; swinish. adjective coarse, cruel, or sensual