2016年6月18日 星期六

A-team, detachment, coveralls, overalls, seltzer

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Shirley Slade, pilot trainee in Women's Flying Training Detachment, sporting pigtails & GI coveralls as she sits on wing of her Army trainer at Avenger Field. This image appeared on the July 19, 1943 cover of LIFE Magazine. (Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) ‪#‎LIFEmagazine‬ ‪#‎1940s‬ ‪#‎AirForce‬




coverall 

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌvərɔːl/ 

North American

NOUN

(usually coveralls)

ADJECTIVE

Inclusive:a coverall term


overall



ADJECTIVE

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvərɔːl/ 
[ATTRIBUTIVE]
Taking everything into account:the governors and head have overall responsibility for managing the schoolthe overall effect is impressive

ADVERB

Pronunciation: /əʊvərˈɔːl/ 
[SENTENCE ADVERB]
Taken as a whole; in all:overall, 10,000 jobs will go

NOUN

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvərɔːl/ 
(usually overalls)
1British A loose-fitting coat or one-piece garment worn, typically over ordinary clothes, for protection against dirt or heavy wear:men in grubby blue overallsa pair of overalls
1.1(overallsBritish Close-fitting trousers formerly worn as part of an army uniform, now only on ceremonial or formal occasions.
1.2North American Dungarees.


detachment 

Pronunciation: /dɪˈtatʃm(ə)nt/ 


NOUN

1[MASS NOUN] The state of being objective or aloof:he felt a sense of detachment from what was going on
2Military A group of troops, aircraft, or ships sent away on a separate mission:a detachment of Marines[MASS NOUN]: the Squadron went on detachment to Malta
2.1party of people separated from a larger group:truck containing a detachment of villagers
3[MASS NOUN] The action or process of detaching; separation:structural problems resulted in cracking and detachment of the wall

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French détachement, from détacher 'to detach' (see detach).

A-team

(ā'tēm')
n.
  1. A subunit of the Special Forces, usually consisting of 12 soldiers.
  2. Informal. A group having a special mission, especially in a leadership role: “America is the A-team among nations, bursting with energy, courage and determination” (Ronald Reagan).
[Informal name for A-detachment : A1, first in a series + DETACHMENT.]



seltzer
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛltzə/
(also seltzer water)
NOUN

[MASS NOUN] dated
1Soda water.
Example sentences
1.1Medicinal mineral water from Niederselters in Germany.
Example sentences
Origin

Mid 18th century: alteration of German Selterser, from (Nieder)selters (see above).

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