Lacking; deficient in: We’re hard up for booze around here (1840+)
[hahrd-wawl] /ˈhɑrdˌwɔl/ noun 1. a type of gypsum plaster used as a basecoat.
- Hardware abstraction layer
operating system (HAL) The layer of Microsoft Windows NT where they have isolated their assembly language code. (1995-04-17)
- Hardware circular buffer
programming, hardware digital signal processors which support hardware circular buffers automatically generate and increment pointers for memory accesses which wrap to the beginning of the buffer when its end is reached, thus saving the time and instructions otherwise needed to ensure that the address pointer stays within the boundary of the buffer, and speeding the […]
noun 1. galvanized steel wire screen with a mesh usually between 0.25 and 0.5 inches (0.64 and 1.27 cm), used for coarse sieves, animal cages, and the like.