One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1short for art deco
- ‘Glasgow 1938 is a visual resource of the city's Empire Exhibition, a modernist / deco delight that teetered on the brink of a new era and consequently vanished without undue influence.’
- ‘The smart deco bar is a beautiful throwback, a jewel box where servers in smart white waistcoats present bowls of olives, nuts and snacks.’
- ‘I've finally found a dream apartment in an old deco building, with a terrific view in a great neighborhood.’
- ‘We first see Matthews as she arrives at a wonderful deco newspaper office designed by Alfred Junge.’
- ‘Also here is the town's only gay nightclub, the Boom Boom Room, which fronts the Coast Inn, an unpretentious deco structure with low rates and killer water views.’
2(in scuba diving) short for decompression
- ‘This steam collier grounded off north Cornwall in 1916 and makes for an interesting dive if you don't mind a little deco, says John Liddiard.’
- ‘More deco is required for these deeper dives, and this also demands the other skills required for such dives.’
- ‘Bill tells the story of a huge minke that came in close for a snoop during a deco stop, an encounter captured on video by one of my fellow-divers.’
- ‘I was the last person to exit the water since I had the longest deco.’
- ‘We have tables and computers to work out our deco, we have regulators that can perform to ridiculous depths, and we have twinsets and rebreathers to give us shedloads of gas.’
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