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Armstrong

[ahrm-strawng] /ˈɑrmˌstrɔŋ/
noun
1.
(Daniel) Louis ("Satchmo") 1900–71, U.S. jazz trumpeter and bandleader.
2.
Edwin Howard, 1890–1954, U.S. electrical engineer and inventor: developed frequency modulation.
3.
Henry (Henry Jackson) 1912–88, U.S. boxer: world featherweight champion 1937–38; world lightweight champion 1938–39; world welterweight champion 1938–40.
4.
Lance, born 1971, U.S. cyclist with seven consecutive victories (1999–2005) in the Tour-de-France.
5.
Neil A. 1930–2012, U.S. astronaut: first person to walk on the moon, July 20, 1969.
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British Dictionary definitions for e.h. armstrong

Armstrong

/ˈɑːmˌstrɒŋ/
noun
1.
Edwin Howard. 1890–1954, US electrical engineer; invented the superheterodyne radio receiver and the FM radio
2.
(Daniel) Louis, known as Satchmo. 1900–71, US jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and singer
3.
Gillian. born 1950, Australian film director; her films include My Brilliant Career (1978), Little Women (1994), and Charlotte Gray (2001)
4.
Neil (Alden). 1930–2012, US astronaut; commanded Apollo 11 on the first manned lunar landing during which he became the first man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969
5.
Lance. born 1971, US cyclist, winner of 7 Tour de France titles, 1999–2005; stripped of the titles in 2012 and banned for life, having been found to have used banned substances
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Slang definitions & phrases for e.h. armstrong

Armstrong

noun

A high note or run played on the trumpet

[fr Louis Armstrong, who was among the first to exploit the high register of the trumpet in jazz]


Armstrong

noun

A locomotive fired by hand

[Railroad; fr the strong arms required for such work]


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