one of an American breed of strong, muscular terriers, originally developed in England, with a short, close-lying, stiff coat of any color or combination of colors except solid white.
another name for pit bull terrier
- American plan
(in hotels) a system of paying a single fixed rate that covers room and all meals. Abbreviation: AP. Historical Examples American plan: A scheme for shortening human life through overeating. The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard noun (US) a hotel rate in which the charge includes meals Compare European plan
- American quahog
noun an edible hardshell clam of the Atlantic coast of North America, often used in chowder; also called cherrystone, littleneck, quahog, hardshell clam Examples Anything over three inches in diameter ranks as a quahog. Word Origin c. 1781 Usage Note cooking
- American revised version
a revision of the Bible, based chiefly on the Revised Version of the Bible, published in the U.S. in 1901.
- American revolution
the war between Great Britain and its American colonies, 1775–83, by which the colonies won their independence. Contemporary Examples Taylor is the author of a number of books about colonial America, the American Revolution, and the early American republic. The National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction September 17, 2013 But unlike most workaday reporters, Lepore […]