Van Bever, Derek /Olson, Matt /Publisher:Yale Univ Pr Published 2008/05 (出版予定)
A hardpoint is any part of an airframe designed to carry an external load. This technical description includes mountings for engines, but most commonly the word is used to refer to the points on the wings of military aircraft where external stores - missiles, bombs, countermeasures, gun pods, and drop tanks - can be attached. Hardpoints on aircraft enhance the effectiveness of an aircraft but increase drag and radar returns.
By extension of the common usage, the word hardpoint is sometimes used to refer to a point on any vehicle where weapons or other accessories can be attached. Hardpoint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
stall (ENGINE) Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
If an engine stalls, or if you stall it, it stops working suddenly and without you intending it to happen:
A car may stall due to the driver braking too suddenly.
I stalled the car twice during my driving test but still managed to pass.
stall (DELAY) Show phonetics
1 [I] to delay taking action or avoid giving an answer in order to have more time to make a decision or obtain an advantage:
She says she'll give me the money next week but I think she's just stalling (for time).
2 [T] If you stall a person, you delay them or prevent them from doing something for a period of time:
I managed to stall him for a few days until I'd got enough money to pay back the loan.
MAINLY US The thief broke into the office while his accomplice stalled off the security guard.
3 [T] If you stall an event, you delay it or prevent it from happening for a period of time:
Commandoes stalled the enemy attack by destroying three bridges.
Fears are growing that a tax increase may stall economic recovery.
- A compartment for one domestic animal in a barn or shed.
- A booth, cubicle, or stand used by a vendor, as at a market.
- A small compartment: a shower stall.
- An enclosed seat in the chancel of a church.
- A pew in a church.
- Chiefly British. A seat in the front part of a theater.
- A space marked off, as in a garage, for parking a motor vehicle.
- A protective sheath for a finger or toe.
- The sudden, unintended loss of power or effectiveness in an engine.
- A condition in which an aircraft or airfoil experiences an interruption of airflow resulting in loss of lift and a tendency to drop.
━━ n. うまや［牛舎］（の一仕切り）; 売店, 露店; （教会の）聖歌隊席, 聖職者席; 〔英〕 （普通the ～s） （劇場の）一階正面の特別席; （部屋などの）一区画, …所; 指サック （fingerstall）; エンスト; 立ち往生; 【航空】失速.
━━ v. うまや［牛舎］に入れる［住む］; うまや［牛舎］に仕切りをする; 〔米〕 （馬（車），車などを）泥［雪］中に立往生させる［する］; （発動機など）止まらせる［まる］; 【航空】失速させる［する］.
stall-fed ━━ a. （肉を軟かくするため，放牧でなく）牛舎の中で太らせた.
stall・holder 〔英〕 （市場の）売店主, 露店商.
n. - 拖延, 詭計, 托詞
v. tr. - 拖延, 推遲, 拖時間使等候, 把...拖住
v. intr. - 支吾, 拖延, 拖延時間
n. - 欄, 柵, 廄, 書報亭, 貨攤, 攤位, 隔間, 小間
v. tr. - 把...關入畜舍, 使動彈不得, 使陷入泥潭, 使熄火
v. intr. - 被關入畜舍, 拋錨, 熄火, 失速
我們研究約五百家頂尖公司半個世紀來的成長經驗，特別著重在所謂的「反轉下挫點」（stall point），這是指公司成長開始出現長期反轉的時點。更深入分析之後，我們發現成長反轉下挫的最常見原因，多半是可以預先防範的。一半以上的反轉下挫因 素，都不超出以下四大類：高檔地位羈絆（premium-position captivity）、創新管理失靈、過早放棄核心事業、儲備人才匱乏。馬修．歐爾森（Matthew S. Olson）、德瑞克．范貝佛（Derek van Bever）、賽斯．魏里（Seth Verry）本文摘自2008年將出版的《反轉下挫點》（Stall Points, Yale University Press）一書。