Yoke

Business / Construction / Yoke: The location where a home's water meter is sometimes installed between two copper pipes, and located in the water meter pit in the yard.

Mixed Metaphor

Life Style / Poetry / Mixed Metaphor: two awkwardly-yoked metaphors, such as 'kicking the spurs of zeal on the road to Abraham's bosom.' MORE

Yahoo

Entertainment / Literature / Yahoo: A coarse, filthy, smelly, bestial, barbaric, bipedal creature only vaguely resembling a human. Jonathan Swift coined the term in Gulliver's Travels, applying it to a race of humanoid brutes in contras MORE

Balanced Control Surface

Technology / Aviation / Balanced Control Surface: A movable control surface, as an aileron or rudder, having an added physical extension or weights forward of the hinge-point to reduce forces on a joystick or yoke. See ELEPHANT EARS (2). MORE

Syzygy

Science / Astrology / Syzygy: From the Latin, yoked together; refers to points at which a planet conjuncts or opposes the Sun; usually used in reference to those Sun/Moon conjunctions and oppositions that are eclipse events. MORE

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