an armed combat ship disguised as a merchant vessel to attract submarines within attack range.
a merchant ship with concealed guns, used to decoy enemy ships into the range of its weapons
abbreviation (in New Zealand) 1. Queen’s Service Medal
Astronomy. 1. quasi-stellar object. abbreviation 1. (astronomy) quasi-stellar object 2. (in New Zealand) Queen’s Service Order quasi-stellar object
noun 1. a psychological test requiring subjects to sort items relative to one another along a dimension such as “agree”/”disagree” for analysis by Q-methodological statistics
1. . 2. plural qt. qts. . Informal. 1. . Idioms 2. on the q.t., stealthily; secretly: to meet someone on the q.t. abbreviation (pl) qt, qts 1. quart abbreviation (informal) 1. quiet 2. on the q.t., secretly n. slang for “quiet,” in phrase on the q.t., attested from 1874. Phrase on the quiet appears […]