[shawrt-kom-uh nz] /ˈʃɔrtˈkɒm ənz/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Southern U.S.
a scanty allowance of food.
noun, Slang. 1. any simple confidence game involving a relatively small amount of money.
- Short corner
noun 1. (hockey) another name for penalty corner
noun, Finance. 1. purchases that close out short sales on stocks or commodities. short covering noun 1. the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to meet delivery requirements 2. the securities or commodities purchased
- Shortcrust pastry
/ˈʃɔːtˌkrʌst/ noun 1. a basic type of pastry that is made with half the quantity of fat to flour, and has a crisp but crumbly texture Also called short pastry noun See short pastry