a playing card the face of which bears eight pips.
/ˈeɪtvəʊ/ noun (pl) -vos 1. (bookbinding) another word for octavo
- Eight-track tape
[eyt-trak] /ˈeɪtˌtræk/ noun 1. a magnetic-tape cartridge, especially one carrying four pairs of stereo tracks of prerecorded sound or music.
[ey-tee] /ˈeɪ ti/ noun, plural eighties. 1. a cardinal number, ten times eight. 2. a symbol for this number, as 80 or LXXX. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. eighties, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 80 through 89, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of […]
- Eighty-column mind
abuse The sort said to be possessed by persons for whom the transition from punched card to paper tape was traumatic (nobody has dared tell them about disks yet). It is said that these people, including (according to an old joke) the founder of IBM, will be buried “face down, 9-edge first” (the 9-edge being […]