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wave-off

wave-off
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyv awf, of]
    • /weɪv ɔf, ɒf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyv awf, of]
    • /weɪv ɔf, ɒf/

Definitions of wave-off word

  • noun wave-off (on an aircraft carrier) the last-minute signaling to an aircraft making its final landing approach that it is not to land on that particular pass but is to go around and come in again. 1
  • noun wave-off the postponement of a scheduled landing, as of a space shuttle, due to bad weather anticipated at the landing site. 1

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Parts of speech for Wave-off

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

wave-off popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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