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takeoff Tweet Definition of takeoff Like Definition of takeoff on Facebook
noun
  1. The rising or ascent aircraft or rocket into flight.
The flight was smooth, but the was a little rough.
  1. A parody or lampoon of someone or something.
w:Weird Al Yankovic, Weird Al's song "Lasagna" is a takeoff on the popular song "La Bamba".
  1. A quantification, esp. of building materials.
I'll give you an estimate after I do the quantity takeoffs for the trusses and structural steel.
tandem Tweet Definition of tandem Like Definition of tandem on Facebook
noun
  1. A bicycle with two seats, two sets of pedals, and two wheels; a bicycle-built-for-two
we used to ride this tandem
  1. An arrangement of two or more objects arranged one behind the other
    driving cars in tandem
adjective
  1. One behind the other
    ride tandem on a bicycle-built-for-two
  2. together; working as one
    Their skillful work made the project successful and quick.
tappet Tweet Definition of tappet Like Definition of tappet on Facebook
noun
  1. A lever or projection moved by some other piece, as a cam, or intended to tap or touch something else, with a view to produce change or regulate motion.
throttle Tweet Definition of throttle Like Definition of throttle on Facebook
noun
  1. A valve that regulates the supply of fuel-air mixture to an internal combustion engine and thus controls its speed; a similar valve that controls the air supply to an engine.
  2. The lever or pedal that controls this valve.
verb (throttl, ing)
  1. To cut back on the speed of an engine, a person or organization.
  2. To strangle or choke someone.
thrower Tweet Definition of thrower Like Definition of thrower on Facebook
noun
  1. someone who throws
  1. (cricket) a bowler who illegally throws the ball instead of bowling it
  2. (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning the pitcher
thrust Tweet Definition of thrust Like Definition of thrust on Facebook
noun
  1. (fencing) An attack made by moving the sword parallel to its length and landing with the point.
Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.
  1. A push, stab, or lunge forward (the act thereof.)
The cutpurse tried to knock her satchel from her hands, but she avoided his and yelled, "Thief!"
  1. The force generated by propulsion, as in a jet engine.
Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.
  1. (figurative) The primary effort; the goal.
Ostensibly, the class was about public health in general, but the main was really sex education.
verb (inf=to thrust, thrusts, thrusting, thrust)
  1. (intransitive) To make advance with force
    1. Noun, force.
    We at the enemy with our forces.
    1. (transitive) To force
  2. Verb, force something upon someone.
I asked her not to the responsibility on me.
  1. (transitive) To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
He his arm into the icy stream and grabbed a wriggling fish, astounding the observers.
tide mill Tweet Definition of tide mill Like Definition of tide mill on Facebook
noun
  1. A mill operated by tidal currents.
  2. A mill for clearing lands of tide water
torque Tweet Definition of torque Like Definition of torque on Facebook
noun
  1. A rotational or twisting force. Torque is measured as an equivalent straight line force applied at a certain radius distance from the centre point being turned, hence the SI unit Newton-metre (Nm) or imperial unit foot-pound (ft.lbf).
  2. (alternative spelling of, torc)
verb (torqu, es)
  1. twist or turn something
trencher Tweet Definition of trencher Like Definition of trencher on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) A long plate on which food is served.
  2. A machine for digging trenches.
tribology Tweet Definition of tribology Like Definition of tribology on Facebook
noun
  1. (physics),(engineering) the science and technology of friction, lubrication and wear; most often applied to the design of bearings
trip Tweet Definition of trip Like Definition of trip on Facebook
noun
  1. a journey
  2. a stumble
  3. period of experiencing drug-induced hallucinations
  4. a faux pas, a social error, see tripping
verb (trips, tripping, tripped)
  1. to fall over or stumble over something with your feet.
  2. to activate or set in motion. (This usage is usually associated with the activation of a trap or explosive device. See tripwire.)
  3. to use drugs that induce hallucinations, particularly LSD
truckle Tweet Definition of truckle Like Definition of truckle on Facebook
noun
  1. a small wheel; a caster
trundle Tweet Definition of trundle Like Definition of trundle on Facebook
noun
  1. A low bed on wheels that can be rolled underneath another bed
  2. A small wheel or roller.
  3. (Australian slang) the process of doing a turd (c.f. a liquid trundle).
My mate went to the toilet to take a .
verb (trundl, ing)
  1. To wheel or roll, especially by pushing
Every morning, the vendors their carts out into the market.
  1. To (cause to) roll slowly and heavily on wheels.
  2. Move heavily (on wheels).
trunnion Tweet Definition of trunnion Like Definition of trunnion on Facebook
noun
  1. a rotational bearing, any one of
  1. The short stubby bearings on either side of a cannon; a gudgeon
  2. A rotational bearing comprised of a rotating arc or ring sliding in a groove of a stationary arc. Used when you wish to have rotation without an axle. Used especially in table and band saws inorder to tilt the blade or table respectively. The trunnion allows the angle between the blade and table to be adjusted while keeping the point where the blade passes through the table stationary.
tumble Tweet Definition of tumble Like Definition of tumble on Facebook
verb (tumbl, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To fall end over end.
  2. To perform gymnastics such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings.
  3. To roll over and over.
tumbler Tweet Definition of tumbler Like Definition of tumbler on Facebook
noun
  1. One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat.
  2. A movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted to a particular position by a key or other means before the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking.
  1. A piece attached to, or forming part of, the hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in which are the notches for sear point to enter.
    1. A drinking glass, without a foot or stem; " so called because originally it had a pointed or convex base, and could not be set down with any liquor in it, thus compelling the drinker to finish his measure.
    2. A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight.
turbine Tweet Definition of turbine Like Definition of turbine on Facebook
noun
  1. any of various rotary machines that use the kinetic energy of a continuous stream of fluid or gas to turn a shaft
turnbuckle Tweet Definition of turnbuckle Like Definition of turnbuckle on Facebook
noun
  1. A coupling device consisting of two eyelets or other connection points connected in screw threads. The joint in between can be turned to shorten or lengthen the device with mechanical advantage provided by the screw threads.
  2. (nautical) A link threaded on both ends of a short bar which is used to pull objects together. (FM 55-501)
twist drill Tweet Definition of twist drill Like Definition of twist drill on Facebook
noun
  1. A rotating cutting tool, used for cutting holes in metal, wood, or other materials, that consists of an essentially conical point, relieved and fluted to form cutting lips, and spiral flutes which direct the chips away from the lips and toward ejection from the hole. Called also a drill bit or drill.

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