noun, Building Trades.
one of a series of horizontal transverse timbers supporting a platform or staging.
[foo t-n-mouth] /ˈfʊt nˈmaʊθ/ adjective 1. (of a statement) inappropriate, insensitive, or imprudent.
- Foot-in-mouth disease
noun, Informal: Facetious. 1. the habit of making inappropriate, insensitive, or imprudent statements. noun phrase The uttering of embarrassing, stupid, or indiscreet speech: Pat Robertson, who regularly displays symptoms of foot-in-mouth disease [1960s+; blend of the veterinary term hoof-andmouth disease and the idiom put one’s foot in one’s mouth; put one’s foot in it, ”blunder […]
[foo t-lam-bert] /ˈfʊtˌlæm bərt/ noun, Optics. 1. a unit of luminance or photometric brightness, equal to the luminance of a surface emitting a luminous flux of one lumen per square foot, the luminance of a perfectly reflecting surface receiving an illumination of one foot-candle. Abbreviation: fL. noun 1. a former unit of luminance equal to […]
[foo t-l] /ˈfʊt l/ Informal. verb (used without object), footled, footling. 1. to act or talk in a foolish or silly way. noun 2. nonsense; foolishness; silliness. /ˈfuːtəl/ verb (intransitive) 1. often foll by around or about. to loiter aimlessly; potter 2. to talk nonsense noun 3. (rare) foolishness v. “to trifle,” 1892, from dialectal […]