the frictional force to be overcome to set one object in motion when it is in contact with another
noun 1. Henry William, 1729–85, German iron and glass manufacturer in America.
noun, plural sties. 1. a pen or enclosure for swine; pigpen. 2. any filthy place or abode. 3. a place of bestial debauchery. verb (used with object), stied, stying. 4. to keep or lodge in or as if in a sty. verb (used without object), stied, stying. 5. to live in or as if in […]
adjective, stiffer, stiffest. 1. rigid or firm; difficult or impossible to bend or flex: a stiff collar. 2. not moving or working easily: The motor was a little stiff from the cold weather. 3. (of a person or animal) not supple; moving with difficulty, as from cold, age, exhaustion, or injury. 4. strong; forceful; powerful: […]
verb (used with object), noun 1. straight-arm.