Also, stake out a claim. Indicate something as one’s own, as in I’m staking a claim to the drumstick, or She staked out a claim for herself in the insurance business. This term, dating from the mid-1800s, originally meant “register a claim to land by marking it with stakes.” It was being used figuratively by the late 1800s.
noun 1. an anchored boat to which barges or other boats are temporarily moored. 2. an anchored boat used as a turning point in races.
noun 1. an open truck body having a platform with sockets at the edge into which upright stakes may be placed to form a fence around a load.
noun 1. Llano Estacado. Llano Estacado [lah-noh es-tuh-kah-doh, lan-oh] /ˈlɑ noʊ ˌɛs təˈkɑ doʊ, ˈlæn oʊ/ noun 1. a large plateau in the SW United States, in W Texas and SE New Mexico: cattle-grazing region. About 1000–5000 feet (300–1500 meters) above sea level. Llano Estacado /ˈlɑːnəʊ ˌɛstəˈkɑːdəʊ/ noun 1. the S part of the Great […]
noun the act of jumping from a stage into the audence during a performance, esp. at concerts