any area of the playing field away from the heavily trafficked line of scrimmage, in which the defense is widely scattered.
(prenominal) (medieval history) of or denoting the system in which an arable area was divided into unenclosed strips, esp cultivated by different tenants
- Open fire
Begin a verbal attack, as in In her second letter to the editor she opened fire, saying the reporter had deliberately misquoted her. This idiom alludes to discharging a firearm. [ Mid-1800s ]
- Open flap
open flap n. See flat flap.
noun, Photography. 1. a photographic technique employing a flash fired while the camera shutter is held open.
noun 1. . open fracture n. A fracture in which broken bone fragments lacerate soft tissue and protrude through an open wound in the skin. Also called compound fracture.