[ee-grit, eg-rit, ee-gret, ee-gret] /ˈi grɪt, ˈɛg rɪt, iˈgrɛt, ˈi grɛt/
any of several usually white herons that grow long, graceful plumes during the breeding season, as Egretta garzetta (little egret) of the Old World.
any of various wading birds of the genera Egretta, Hydranassa, etc, that are similar to herons but usually have a white plumage and, in the breeding season, long feathery plumes: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes See also aigrette
mid-14c., from Old French aigrette, from Old Provençal aigreta, diminutive of aigron “heron,” perhaps of Germanic origin (cf. Old High German heigaro; see heron).
- EGR valve
noun, Automotive. 1. See under . [ig-zawst-gas] /ɪgˈzɔstˌgæs/ noun, Automotive. 1. a method of returning part of the exhaust gases to an engine by means of a valve (EGR valve) in order to reduce the combustion temperature, which leads to a reduction in the formation of pollutants. Abbreviation: EGR.
electrical ground support equipment
[ee-jipt] /ˈi dʒɪpt/ noun 1. Arab Republic of. a republic in NE Africa. 386,198 sq. mi. (1,000,252 sq. km). Capital: Cairo. Formerly (1958–71) United Arab Republic. 2. an ancient kingdom in NE Africa: divided into the Nile Delta (Lower Egypt) and the area from Cairo S to the Sudan (Upper Egypt) 1. (def 4). /ˈiːdʒɪpt/ […]