Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[often as modifier] A semiautomatic and normally computer-regulated system for controlling the engine, handling, suspension, and other functions of a motor vehicle.Also called steer-by-wire
- ‘While news about drive-by-wire systems (also known as x-by-wire) continues to fill the industry journals, expectations have yet to meet reality.’
- ‘The drive-by-wire throttle system has two modes - normal for on-road use, augmented by a slowerresponding calibration for creeping off-road.’
- ‘What may tip the balance in favor of 42-volt electrical systems is drive-by-wire technology.’
- ‘As a note, some drive-by-wire concepts have already appeared in upper-level, premium vehicle systems.’
- ‘‘For safety reasons,’ he explains, ‘we have decided to follow a step-by-step procedure when it comes to drive-by-wire systems.’’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.