an astronomical observatory situated on Palomar Mountain in S California, having a 200-inch (508-cm) reflecting telescope and a 48-inch (122-cm) Schmidt telescope.
[pal-uh-met-uh] /ˌpæl əˈmɛt ə/ noun 1. a pompano, Trachinotus goodei, of tropical and temperate Atlantic seas, having long, tapering fins. 2. any of several stromateid butterfishes.
[pal-uh-mee-noh] /ˌpæl əˈmi noʊ/ noun, plural palominos. 1. a horse with a golden coat, a white mane and tail, and often white markings on the face and legs, developed chiefly in the southwestern U.S. /ˌpæləˈmiːnəʊ/ noun (pl) -nos 1. a golden horse with a cream or white mane and tail n. 1914, from American Spanish […]
[puh-loo-kuh] /pəˈlu kə/ noun, Slang. 1. an athlete, especially a boxer, lacking in ability, experience, or competitive spirit. 2. a stupid, clumsy person. /pəˈluːkə/ noun 1. (US, slang) a stupid or clumsy boxer or other person n. “mediocre prizefighter,” 1926, of unknown origin, credited to U.S. sportswriter and “Variety” staffer Jack Conway (d.1928). Non-boxing sense […]
noun a place characterized by stupidity or dullness Word Origin palooka ‘average boxer’ + -ville ‘fictitious place’