Barnes curve (bärnz)
The segment of a circle whose center is the promontory of the sacrum.
- Ped scramble
ped scramble noun phrase A system of urban traffic control in which in a cycle all traffic lights turn red to stop cars, while pedestrians can cross in all directions [1960s+; variant named for Henry Barnes (d. 1968), traffic commissioner of New York City; ped, ”pedestrian, speed walker,” is found by 1863, and among traffic […]
a male given name. Contemporary Examples Barnett tells me that his interest in aviation safety grew from his flying phobia. The Great Plane Crash Myth Ben Sherwood January 16, 2009 Barnett studied the front page of The New York Times and found the answer. The Great Plane Crash Myth Ben Sherwood January 16, 2009 I […]
Jan van Olden [yahn vahn awl-duh n] /yɑn vɑn ˈɔl dən/ (Show IPA), 1547–1619, Dutch statesman and patriot. Historical Examples At a subsequent time, a son of Barneveldt having been condemned to death, his mother applied to Prince Maurice, for his pardon. The Life of Hugo Grotius Charles Butler Grotius also gained the esteem of […]
Informal. an argument. a prizefight. a fight or brawl. a blunder or mistake. a small locomotive used in mining and logging. Movie Slang. a heavily padded cover for a camera, used to reduce the camera noise so that it will not be picked up by the sound-recording equipment. a male given name, form of Bernard. […]