[pig-ee-bak] /ˈpɪg iˌbæk/
on the back or shoulders:
The little girl rode piggyback on her father.
astride the back or shoulders:
a piggyback ride.
sharing commercial time, space, etc.:
carryable or attachable:
a piggyback turbine unit.
added or tacked on; supplementary:
a piggyback clause.
noting or pertaining to the carrying of one vehicle or the like by another, as the carrying of loaded truck trailers on flatcars.
verb (used with object)
to attach or ally to as or as if a part of the same thing:
to piggyback human rights agreements with foreign aid.
to carry (somebody) on the back or shoulders.
to carry (truck trailers) by railroad on flatcars.
Radio and Television Slang. to advertise (two or more products) in the same commercial.
verb (used without object)
to be transported aboard or atop another carrier:
The space shuttle piggybacked on the airplane.
to use, appropriate, or exploit the availability, services, or facilities of another:
private clinics piggybacking on federal health-care facilities.
to carry truck trailers by railroad on flatcars.
a house trailer designed to fit over a pickup truck.
a truck trailer carried on a flatcar.
anything that operates in connection with or as part of another.
a ride on the back and shoulders of another person
a system whereby a vehicle, aircraft, etc, is transported for part of its journey on another vehicle, such as a flat railway wagon, another aircraft, etc
on the back and shoulders of another person
on or as an addition to something else
of or for a piggyback: a piggyback ride, piggyback lorry trains
of or relating to a type of heart transplant in which the transplanted heart functions in conjunction with the patient’s own heart
to give (a person) a piggyback on one’s back and shoulders
to transport (one vehicle) on another
(intransitive) often foll by on. to exploit an existing resource, system, or product
(transitive) to attach to or mount on (an existing piece of equipment or system)
an unauthorized tapping into another’s connection with a public utility
Clandestine use of a neighbor’s wireless Internet connection is an increasingly prevalent example of piggybacking.
1823, probably a folk etymology alteration of pick pack (1560s), which perhaps is from pick, a dialectal variant of pitch (v.1). As a verb from 1952.
The transport of loaded containers or semitrailers on railroad flatcars (1953+)
To originate or prosper with the help of something else: Aerobic dancing piggybacked on the jogging craze (1968+)
[fr the term for carrying someone, esp a child, on one’s back, derived by folk etymology fr pick-a-back, of unknown origin]
1. A method for passing acknowledgement frames and data frames in the same direction along a line.
2. The practice of increasing memory capacity by soldering chips on top of other chips. The chip-enable or high address pins would be connected to the address bus by a flying lead. Many Ohio Superboards were expanded to a massive 8K of RAM in this way.
noun 1. a plant, Tolmiea menziesii, of the saxifrage family, native to western North America, that produces new plants at the base of its broad, hairy leaves and that is popular as a houseplant.
noun 1. a small bank, having the shape of a pig, provided with a slot at the top to receive small coins. 2. any small bank in which coins are kept. noun 1. a child’s coin bank shaped like a pig with a slot for coins noun phrase A source of funds: Portland GE has […]
noun A stubborn person (1889+)
[pig-hed-id] /ˈpɪgˌhɛd ɪd/ adjective 1. stupidly obstinate; stubborn: pigheaded resistance. adj. also pig-headed, see pig (n.) + headed. Usually, but not always, figurative. adjective Stubborn; stupidly obstinate (1620+)