[oh-don-tuh-fawr, -fohr] /oʊˈdɒn təˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/
a structure in the mouth of most mollusks over which the radula is drawn backward and forward in the process of breaking up food.
an oral muscular protrusible structure in molluscs that supports the radula
noun a fear of teeth Word Origin odonto- ‘teeth’
- Off and running
adjective phrase Started and making good headway: by hitting one of his rare home runs, and I thought we were off and running [1960s+ Horse racing; they’re off! to signal the start of a race is found by 1833] Making a good start, progressing well, as in After the first episode the new soap opera […]
- Off at the knees
Related Terms cut oneself off at the knees
- Off-balance sheet reserve
noun 1. (accounting) a sum of money or an asset that should appear on a company’s balance but does not; hidden reserve
[awf-beys, of-] /ˈɔfˈbeɪs, ˈɒf-/ adjective 1. located outside the perimeters of a military base: off-base housing for officers. adv. “unawares,” 1936, American English, from off (adv.) + base (n.); a figurative extension from baseball sense of “not in the right position” (1898), from notion of a baserunner being picked off while taking a lead.