haversian space n.
A space in compact bone formed by the enlargement of a haversian canal.
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Anatomy. 1. a and the series of concentric bony plates surrounding it. haversian system n. See osteon.
[hav-er-sahyn] /ˈhæv ərˌsaɪn/ noun, Trigonometry. 1. one half the versed sine of a given angle or arc. /ˈhævəˌsaɪn/ noun 1. (obsolete) half the value of the versed sine
- Have shit for brains
verb phrase To be very stupid (1940s+)
- Have someone by the balls
verb phrase To have someone in a very perilous and painful position; have a firm grip on someone; HAVE someone BY THE SHORT HAIRS: I didn’t want to do it, but they had me by the balls (1940s+) Have someone at one’s mercy, as in You have to pay up—they’ve got you by the balls. […]