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1. Horse racing the section or sections of a racecourse that are straight, esp the final straight section leading to the finishing line
2. Slang a term of imprisonment
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(petroleum engineering)
The increase in length of oil-well casing or tubing when freely suspended in fluid mediums.
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patent glazing

A system of glazing which employs any of a variety of commercially available devices for securing the glass sheets without the use of putty.
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i. To increase the capacity of a transport aircraft by adding plugs to the fuselage (e.g., the stretched version of aircraft. Such stretched versions are normally suffixed with the letter S).
ii. To apply tensile strength to a body exceeding its elastic limits.
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The code name for IBM's first "supercomputer," the 7030, which was started in 1955 and completed in 1961. The first of eight units was delivered to the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and was in use for 10 years. STRETCH was IBM's first attempt at building transistorized computers and was designed to "stretch" the speed of its current vacuum tube models by a factor of 100.

The machine was very sophisticated for its time, providing simultaneous execution of business instructions with floating point arithmetic. It was estimated that IBM lost 40 million dollars in developing STRETCH, but that the knowledge gained led to huge profits with its subsequent computers (see System/360).

The STRETCH was the first IBM transistorized computer. Its style of cabinetry and console were used in many subsequent computers by the company. (Image courtesy of IBM.)
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To stretch or Not to stretch: The role of stretching in injury prevention and performance.
Following this initial stretching period, participants in stretch group 1 reduced the frequency of stretching to three times per week and those in stretch group 2 stretched once a week for a further six weeks.
Muscle strains are the most common sports injury and usually occur during an eccentric contraction when the actin-myosin filaments stretch and lengthen beyond their normal overlap within the sarcomere (11).
The patient's restricted muscle is put in a position of stretch followed by an isometric contraction of the restricted muscle.
Williams, "Use of intermittent stretch in the prevention of serial sarcomere loss in immobilised muscle," Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol.
General warm-up with static stretch: This condition followed the same guidelines for the general warm-up as with the previously described conditions.
USATF Stretch Study Results, August 2010, http://www.usatforg/news/view.aspx?DUID=USATF_2010_08_20_12_13_14
Let the stretch ripple out from a center point like a drop of water in a pond.
[USPRwire, Wed Jul 24 2019] An up-to-date research report has been disclosed by Market Research Hub highlighting the title "Global Stretch Film Dispensers Market Insights, Forecast to 2025" which provides an outlook for current market value as well as the expected growth of Stretch Film Dispensers during 2019-2025.
22 July 2019 - New York, US-based stretch studio Stretch Relief has acquired assets, select staff and client contracts of New York-based Power Stretch Studios NYC to expand footprint in New York, the company said.