Technology / Aviation / Stagger: The relative longitudinal position of the wings on a biplane. Positive Stagger is when the upper wing's leading edge is in advance of that of the lower wing [eg: Waco YKS], and vice versa for Negative Stagger [eg: Beechcraft D17].

Other Words for Stagger

Stagger Noun Synonyms: totter, reel, lurch, teeter, sway, walk unsteadily or shakily, pitch, rock, wobble

Staggering Maturities

Business / Finance / Staggering Maturities: Occurs when a portion of directors are elected periodically, instead of all at once. Board terms are often staggered in order to thwart unfriendly takeover attempts, since potential acquirers would ha MORE

Staggered Board Of Directors

Business / Finance / Staggered Board Of Directors: A period of slow economic growth and high unemployment with rising prices (inflation). MORE

FACT Act (Fair And Accurate Credit Transactions Act)

Business / Taxes / FACT Act (Fair And Accurate Credit Transactions Act): Designed to help consumers check their credit reports for accuracy and detect identity theft early, the FACT Act gives every consumer the right to request a free report from each of the three major cr MORE

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Business / Agriculture / Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC): The independent federal regulatory agency established by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974 to administer the Commodity Exchange Act. It regulates trading on the futures exchanges in MORE


Entertainment / Fantasy Football / PPR: Indicates a league rewards a per point per reception. Typically running backs, wide receivers and tight ends all receive the same number of points for catches, but some leagues reward staggered bonuse MORE

Class I Railroad

Business / Agriculture / Class I Railroad: Any railroad with annual gross revenues of at least $250 million (in 1991), according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. These are the largest long-distance U.S. railroad systems such as Union MORE