drop-ins

drop-in

[drop-in]
noun
1.
Informal.. Also, dropper-in. a person who or thing that pays an unexpected or uninvited visit: a feeder for squirrels, raccoons, and other drop-ins.
2.
Informal. a social gathering at which the guests are not expected to stay long: Be sure to stop by our house for a glass of eggnog at our Christmas drop-in.
adjective
3.
provided for short-term patronage: a drop-in shelter for the homeless.
4.
requiring only insertion to be ready for use: a drop-in film cartridge.

Origin:
1810–20; noun, adj. use of verb phrase drop in

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drop-ins

n. [prob. by analogy with drop-outs] Spurious characters appearing on a terminal or console as a result of line noise or a system malfunction of some sort. Esp. used when these are interspersed with one's own typed input. Compare drop-outs, sense
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[analogy with drop-outs] Spurious characters appearing on a terminal or console as a result of line noise or a system malfunction of some sort. Especially used when these are interspersed with one's own typed input.
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