uncertain, hazardous, or risky.
random; haphazard; subject to chance.
Chiefly Scot. lucky1 .
adjective chancier, chanciest
(informal) of uncertain outcome or temperament; risky
1510s, “lucky, foreboding good fortune,” from chance (n.) + -y (2). Meaning “uncertain, subject to risk” is recorded from 1860. The possible sense “full of opportunity” seems to have been used regularly only in cricket (1875).
of or relating to an enamel piece or enameling technique in which enamel is fused onto the incised or hollowed areas of a metal base. an enamel piece made by the champlevé method. the technique used to produce champlevé enamels. adjective of or relating to a process of enamelling by which grooves are cut into […]
an abrupt climbing turn in which an aircraft almost stalls while using its momentum to gain a higher rate of climb. to perform a chandelle. noun (aeronautics) an abrupt climbing turn almost to the point of stalling, in which an aircraft’s momentum is used to increase its rate of climb verb (intransitive) to carry out […]
noun a port in E India, in S West Bengal on the Hooghly River: a former French settlement (1686–1950). Pop: 162 166 (2001)
a city in and a union territory of India, in the N part: joint capital of Punjab and Haryana states. a former province in NW British India: now divided between India and Pakistan. a state in NW India. 47,456 sq. mi. (122,911 sq. km). Capital: Chandigarh. a province in NE Pakistan. 79,284 sq. mi. (205,330 […]