of, relating to, or specializing in short orders:
a short-order cook; short-order diner.
performed or supplied quickly:
They obtained a short-order divorce decree.
a dish or serving of food that is quickly prepared upon request at a lunch counter.
(mainly US & Canadian)
food that is easily and quickly prepared
(as modifier): short-order counter
Quickly; see in short order
An order of food to be prepared and served quickly, as in It’s just a diner, serving short orders exclusively. This expression, dating from about 1890, gave rise to the adjective short-order, used not only in short-order cook, a cook specializing in short orders, but in other terms such as short-order divorce, a divorce quickly obtained owing to liberal divorce laws.
- Short pastry
noun a type of pastry made with butter or other fat and that does not puff when baked, often used for tarts or pies; also called short crust , shortcrust pastry Examples For short pastry, care must be taken to ensure that fat and flour are blended thoroughly before liquid is added – this ensures […]
- Short peroneal muscle
short peroneal muscle n. A muscle with origin from the lower two thirds of the lateral surface of the fibula, with insertion into the base of the fifth metatarsal bone, with nerve supply from the peroneal nerve, and whose action everts the foot. Also called short fibular muscle.
noun, Finance. 1. short interest. short interest noun, Finance. 1. the total amount by which a single seller or all sellers are short in a particular stock or commodity or in the market as a whole.
noun, Insurance. 1. a charge, proportionately higher than the annual rate, made for insurance issued or continued in force by the insured for less than one year.