[fast-brey-king, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈbreɪ kɪŋ, ˈfɑst-/
(of a news story) occurring suddenly, and often portending a series of events or further developments in rapid succession.
[fast-breyk, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈbreɪk, ˈfɑst-/
verb (used without object), fast-broke, fast-broken, fast-breaking. Basketball.
to execute or play in the style of a fast break.
[fast-bree-der, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈbri dər, ˈfɑst-/ noun, Physics. 1. a breeder reactor in which there is no moderator and fission is caused by high-energy neutrons. noun 1. a nuclear reactor that uses little or no moderator and produces more fissionable material than it consumes See also breeder reactor, fast reactor fast-breeder reactor (fāst’brē’dər) A breeder reactor […]
[fahr-th ing-geyl] /ˈfɑr ðɪŋˌgeɪl/ noun 1. a hoop skirt or framework for expanding a woman’s skirt, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries. /ˈfɑːðɪŋˌɡeɪl/ noun 1. a hoop or framework worn under skirts, esp in the Elizabethan period, to shape and spread them n. 1550s, from Middle French verdugale, from Spanish verdugado “hooped, hooped skirt,” […]
noun, Slang. 1. money made easily or quickly and sometimes unscrupulously: He speculated briefly in the commodities market in the hope of making a fast buck. modifier : Fast-buck speculators were getting rich on inflated FHA appraisals/ Fast-buck artists, dreamers, and even some well-heeled companies noun phrase Money gotten quickly, esp without too fine a […]
[fahr-th ing] /ˈfɑr ðɪŋ/ noun 1. a former bronze coin of Great Britain, equal to one-fourth of a British penny: withdrawn in 1961. 2. something of very small value: I don’t care a farthing for your opinion. /ˈfɑːðɪŋ/ noun 1. a former British bronze coin, worth a quarter of an old penny, that ceased to […]