(in boxing) an illegal blow below the waist of an opponent.
an unfair or unsportsmanlike criticism or attack.
An unfair and malicious stroke; cheap shot: ”They’d be rendered mute if they couldn’t use sports analogies.” ”Low blow, Alice”
[1940s+; fr the illegal blow below the belt in boxing]
An unscrupulous attack; an insult. For example, When my roommate moved out without a word of warning, leaving me to pay the entire rent, that was a low blow, or She wanted to win the argument, but bringing up his failed marriage was a low blow. This term alludes to the illegal practice of hitting an opponent in boxing below the belt [ c. 1950 ]
noun 1. an automobile headlight beam providing short-range illumination of a road and intended chiefly for use in driving on the streets of cities, towns, etc.
- Low bandwidth x
networking (LBX) An implementation of the X Window System designed to improve performance over ISDN, WAN, and serial lines. [Details?] (2003-07-09)
noun a gesture in which two people slap hands below waist level, esp. as a greeting or elation Word Origin patterned on high-five Usage Note slang; low-five v
noun, Radio. 1. any frequency between 30 and 300 kilohertz. Abbreviation: LF. noun 1. a radio-frequency band or a frequency lying between 300 and 30 kilohertz LF