[fast-bawl, fahst-] /ˈfæstˌbɔl, ˈfɑst-/
a pitch thrown at or near a pitcher’s maximum velocity.
(baseball) a ball pitched at the pitcher’s top speed
[fast-breyk, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈbreɪk, ˈfɑst-/ verb (used without object), fast-broke, fast-broken, fast-breaking. Basketball. 1. to execute or play in the style of a fast break. noun, Basketball. 1. a play or method of play that brings the ball from one end of the court to the other quickly, usually by one or two quick passes in […]
[fast-brey-king, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈbreɪ kɪŋ, ˈfɑst-/ adjective 1. (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. 1. 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,” […]