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short

1. Prosody
a. denoting a vowel that is phonetically short or a syllable containing such a vowel. In classical verse short vowels are followed by one consonant only or sometimes one consonant plus a following l or r
b. (of a vowel or syllable in verse that is not quantitative) not carrying emphasis or accent; unstressed
2. (of a drink of spirits) undiluted; neat
3. a drink of spirits as opposed to a long drink such as beer
4. Phonetics Prosody a short vowel or syllable
5. a short film, usually of a factual nature
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short

[shȯrt]
(electricity)
(engineering)
In plastics injection molding, the failure to fill the mold completely. Also known as short shot.
(ordnance)
A bomb or projectile hit short of the target.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

short

1. Said of a piece of building material not up to specified length.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

short

In programming, an integer variable. In C, a short is two bytes and can be signed (-32K to +32K) or unsigned (64K). Contrast with long.
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electro pop-classical crossover trio did so short-handed. If you've tuned into the radio over the last few years you've probably heard a Clean Bandit song whether you knew it or not.
South Korea allowed one more short-handed goal in the second period.
Backed by the outstanding Kevin Nastiuk in net, Vallerand again netted on a short-handed breakaway at 52.06, ending the scoring at 1-4.
NEW YORK: Tyler Johnson scored short-handed, even strength and on the power play to claim the first hat trick in Lightning playoff history as Tampa Bay got its high-scoring offense in gear and leveled the Eastern Conference finals with a 6-2 victory over the stumbling New York Rangers on Monday night.
But in another sign the Bruins are slowly, but certainly coming around, they scored two short-handed goals and a pair on the power play to netting a 5-3 win that extended their unbeaten streak to five games at 4-0-1.
"I will disagree with anybody who says that (we are short-handed)."
The Marlies, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, were tied against the Abbotsford Heat when first Steve McCarthy scored a short-handed goal and then Ben Street scored from the faceoff circle.
On the nine-minute mark short-handed Stars mounted a three-on-one breakaway with Michael Bowman opening the scoring, assisted by Stephen Wallace and Richie Thornton.
However, the Warriors grabbed themselves a vital goal just before the break, a sweet move seeing Callum Watson playing the puck across the goal for Mark Good to score into an empty net on a short-handed play.
Meanwhile, Team Poseidon swept a short-handed Team Tethys 4-0 (3,073-2,629) to maintain their lead in the division two title race.
Jimmy Reed scored a short-handed goal early in the third period to tie the score, and Sean Park scored the game-winner on a power play as the Eugene Generals rallied for a 6-4 home victory over Southern Oregon in a Northern Pacific junior hockey league match Saturday night.
Elan and Humphreys have set out with the clear aim to make the new 310 a more competitive boat than what is currently on the market in that size, with great sailing performance, user-friendly short-handed capabilities, long waterline, non overlapping headsail, twin rudders, retractable bowsprit and T-keel.