Crafty or deceitful dealings, especially in business. For example, That firm’s known for its sharp practice, so I’d rather not deal with them. This expression, first recorded in 1836, uses sharp in the combined sense of “mentally acute” and “cutting.”
noun 1. a single-shot, lever-action breechloader rifle patented in the U.S. in 1848 and adopted by the U.S. military in the 1850s. adjective, sharper, sharpest. 1. having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife. 2. terminating in an edge or point; not blunt or rounded: The […]
noun 1. a town in NW Maryland: nearby is the site of the Civil War battle of Antietam 1862.
adjective 1. eager to satisfy the appetite, especially for food. 2. keen or eager. 3. set to present a sharply angled edge. adjective 1. set to give an acute cutting angle 2. keenly hungry 3. keen or eager
- Sharp-shinned hawk
[shahrp-shind] /ˈʃɑrpˌʃɪnd/ noun 1. a North American hawk, Accipiter striatus, having extremely slender legs, a bluish-gray back, and a white, rusty-barred breast.