A Unix pipe with a filename created using the “mknod” command. Named pipes allow unrelated processes to communicate with each other whereas the normal (un-named) kind can only be used by processes which are parent and child or siblings (forked from the same parent).
[neym-drop] /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp/ verb (used without object), name-dropped, name-dropping. 1. to indulge in name-dropping. verb To mention the names of important persons as if they were friends and associates [1955+; back formation fr name-dropper]
[neym-drop-er] /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp ər/ noun 1. a person who indulges in name-dropping. noun A person who ostentatiously mentions the names of important people as if they were friends and associates: Well, she may know Barbra Streisand, or she may just be a name-dropper (1947+)
[neym-drop-ing] /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp ɪŋ/ noun 1. the introduction into one’s conversation, letters, etc., of the names of famous or important people as alleged friends or associates in order to impress others. [neym-drop] /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp/ verb (used without object), name-dropped, name-dropping. 1. to indulge in name-dropping. noun 1. (informal) the practice of referring frequently to famous or fashionable […]
- Name is on something
interjection One has been singled out as being responsible or to blame for something [1925+; used with reference to a bullet, shell, etc, with the implication that one is doomed to be killed by it]