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stagger

Aviation a staggered arrangement on a biplane, etc

stagger

[′stag·ər]
(communications)
Periodic error in the position of the recorded spot along a recorded facsimile line.

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Positive stagger.
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A typical stagger chart.
i. The distance between the leading edge of the lower wing of the biplane and the projection of the leading edge of the upper wing onto the chord line of the lower plane. If the top wing is in advance of the lower, it is called positive stagger if behind the lower, it is negative or backward stagger.
ii. A term used in aircraft servicing where the induction of aircraft for servicing is spaced out so that there is an even workload on the agency carrying out the servicing. The induction of aircraft is, thus, staggered.
iii. An alternative EW (electronic warfare) technique to PRF (pulse repetitive frequency) jitter, in which the PRF is varied by various means involving interleaving trains separated by an offset interval.
References in classic literature ?
The slow advance of the ferry-boat had ceased, and her bows bumped against the piles of the slip with a violence that made the brougham stagger, and flung Archer and Madame Olenska against each other.
But they had scarcely charged the animal with this double load, when he began to stagger, and then with a great effort walked a few minutes, then staggered again, and sank down dead by the side of the black horse, which he had just managed to come up to.
He had learned the secret for which he had come, and now he could return at his leisure to his waiting followers, bring them to the treasure vault and carry away all the gold that they could stagger under.
Again Clayton essayed to stagger on to meet his fate, but once more he pitched headlong to the boat's bottom, nor, try as he would, could he again rise.
Half stunned, I rose from the lifeless body of my antagonist just in time to see Victory stagger to her feet and turn toward me.
Look at the sailor, called the mincer, who now comes along, and assisted by two allies, heavily backs the grandissimus, as the mariners call it, and with bowed shoulders, staggers off with it as if he were a grenadier carrying a dead comrade from the field.
Even when most pleasantly jingled, he walks straight and naturally, never staggers nor falls, and knows just where he is and what he is doing.
7 Minute Stagger is the sort of band whose persistence and unyielding determination are audible in their music.
Casing management to stagger a pin set begins with casing materials, the mixing of these materials and then proper application.
Detective Constable Lee Neal, of Tamworth CID, revealed the man was taken to hospital by West Midlands Ambulance Service after managing to stagger home.
THE Chancellor's decision to stagger the 3p fuel duty rise into three 1p increases between next month and January next year will help ease the costs faced by public relations consultant and eBay entrepreneur Keith Newman.
It's as if the particles lurch from site to site, "like a drunk might stagger," jokes Wingate.