a town in NW England, in Oldham unitary authority, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 33 001 (2001)
- Chaddock sign
Chaddock sign Chad·dock sign (chād’ək) n. Extension of the big toe in response to irritation of the skin covering the malleolus of the ankle joint, observed in organic disease of the corticospinal reflex paths. Also called Chaddock reflex.
of or relating to the Republic of Chad, its inhabitants, or their language. an inhabitant or native of the Republic of Chad.
a branch of the Afroasiatic family of languages, of which Hausa is the most widely spoken representative. noun a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages, spoken in an area west and south of Lake Chad, the chief member of which is Hausa adjective denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
- Chadless keypunch
hardware A card punch which cut little U-shapes in punched cards, rather than punching out a circle or rectangle. The U’s made a hole when folded back. One of the Jargon File’s correspondents believed that the term “chad” derived from the Chadless keypunch. Obviously, if the Chadless keypunch didn’t make them, then the stuff that […]