Business / Machine Shop / Tap: A tool used to cut threads on the inside of a round hole.

Other Words for Tap

Tap Adjective Synonyms: cock, stopcock, pet-cock, sillcock, seacock, spigot, spout, valve, faucet
Tap Noun Synonyms: bung, stopper, cork, spile, plug, stopple, peg
Tap Verb Synonyms: rap, knock, dab, strike, peck, drum, beat

On The Tape

Business / Finance / On The Tape: Used in the context of general equities. (1) Trade printed on the ticker tape; (2) news displayed on Reuters or the Dow Jones News Service. MORE

Tape Is Late

Business / Finance / Tape Is Late: (1) Service that reports prices and sizes of transactions on major exchanges-ticker tape. (2) Dow Jones and other news wires. See: Consolidated tape. MORE

Broad Tape

Business / Finance / Broad Tape: An expanded version of the ticker tape, which is displayed on a screen in the board room of a brokerage firm and shows constantley updated financial information and news. MORE

Late Tape

Business / Finance / Late Tape: A delay in the display of price changes on the tape of an exchange because of heavy trading. In severe instances the first digit of each price is intentionally deleted. MORE

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

Reading The Tape

Business / Finance / Reading The Tape: Judging the performance of stocks by monitoring changes in price as they are displayed on the ticker tape. MORE