speedo

[spee-doh]
noun, plural speedos. Informal.

Origin:
1950–55; by shortening; cf. -o

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speedo (ˈspiːdəʊ)
 
n , pl speedos
speedometer an informal name for odometer

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Main Entry:  Speedo
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of men's swimsuit, esp. tight-fitting and short
Etymology:  1933
Usage:  trademark
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speedo definition


  1. n.
    a speedometer. : I think my speedo is broken. It says we're standing still.

  2. a tight-fitting swim brief, usually revealing. (From the protected trade name of the swimming suit manufacturer.) : You can't go out in public wearing that speedo! I can see everything!
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Example sentences
Ease off the accelerator and as the speedo winds down the capacitors charge up again.
In all reported cases removing speedo and scaled fonts from the font path corrected the problem.
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