denoting an electronic system in which a rapidly moving spot of light is used to encode or decode data, for example to obtain a television signal by scanning a photographic film or slide
noun 1. a trained, mobile group of police officers, business executives, labor officials, or the like, capable of performing specialized tasks whenever or wherever sent, often for use in emergencies. noun 1. a small group of police, soldiers, etc, ready to move into action quickly
noun 1. any of various nocturnal tree squirrels, as Glaucomys volans, of the eastern U.S., having folds of skin connecting the fore and hind legs, permitting long, gliding leaps. noun 1. any nocturnal sciurine rodent of the subfamily Petauristinae, of Asia and North America. Furry folds of skin between the forelegs and hind legs enable […]
noun 1. a start, as in sailboat racing, in which the entrants begin moving before reaching the starting line. 2. a start or beginning of anything, characterized by the participant’s vigor and enthusiasm and sometimes by a certain advantage over competitors: She’s off to a flying start in her new job. noun 1. Also called […]
noun, Football. 1. a tackle made by hurling one’s body through the air at the player carrying the ball.