Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a shell, etc.) having several valves.
2(of an internal combustion engine) having more than two valves per cylinder, typically four (two inlet and two exhaust)
- ‘The high-winding, multivalve engines were re-tuned for grunt work with new reinforced-plastic intake manifolds designed to boost the lower half of their torque curves.’
- ‘The 1248 cc turbo-diesel engine - the smallest multivalve diesel engines in the world - produces 70 bhp @ 4000 rpm and 180Nm of torque at just 1750 rpm.’
- ‘More higher revving, multivalve 4-and 6-cylinder designs are replacing the old guard, bringing the fleet averages much closer to their rivals.’
- ‘Under the bonnet, the engines will all be the latest multivalve units which have been modified to cope with the 2005 EU rules on emissions.’
A multivalve shell, or an animal having such a shell, as a chiton.
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.