(informal, mainly Brit) a variant spelling of kerfuffle
the largest number or amount that a car can hold. Historical Examples We once took out a carful of supplies to 300 Belgian soldiers. Golden Lads Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason The afternoon advanced; carful after carful of tourists came down the dusty road, but none of them the ones we so eagerly awaited. […]
the large central area of the space shuttle orbiter’s fuselage in which payloads and their support equipment are carried. Also called payload bay. Compare bay2 (def 2a).
- Cargo cult programming
cargo cult programming programming, humour A style of (incompetent) programming dominated by ritual inclusion of code or program structures that serve no real purpose. A cargo cult programmer will usually explain the extra code as a way of working around some bug encountered in the past, but usually neither the bug nor the reason the […]
any of various native religious cults of a millenarian and messianic character located in the southwestern Pacific islands, holding that spirits will bring large cargoes of modern goods for distribution among its adherents. noun a religious movement of the SW Pacific, characterized by expectation of the return of spirits in ships or aircraft carrying goods […]