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1. Engineering a skeleton ring device that ensures that the correct amount of space is maintained between the individual rollers or balls in a rolling bearing
2. Informal the basket used in basketball
3. Informal the goal in ice hockey
John. 1912--92, US composer of experimental music for a variety of conventional, modified, or invented instruments. He evolved a type of music apparently undetermined by the composer, such as in Imaginary Landscape (1951) for 12 radio sets. Other works include Reunion (1968), Apartment Building 1776 (1976), and Europeras 3 and 4 (1990)
(in mining), a hoisting device for transporting cars loaded with minerals through the main mine shaft to the surface and for lowering and raising workers, materials, and equipment. The cage is a metal compartment, with devices for guiding it along the conductors, arresting devices (gates) to prevent the cars from rolling out spontaneously, and suspension and parachute devices. The cages travel along wood or metal guides in vertical mine shafts and on rails in sloping shafts. Cages may be the tipping, nontipping, or combination type and single-stage or multistage.
What does it mean when you dream about a cage?
A cage may indicate the dreamer feels cooped up. Being in the cage may signify the need to escape from a confining situation or relationship.
A void occurring in a crystal structure capable of trapping one or more foreign atoms.
A frame for maintaining uniform separation between the balls or rollers in a bearing. Also known as separator.
The car which carries personnel and materials in a mine hoist.
A component in a sucker rod pump that contains the valve ball and maintains it at a correct operating distance from the valve seats.
An aggregate of molecules in the condensed phase that surrounds fragments formed by thermal or photochemical dissociation or pairs of molecules in a solution that have collided without reacting.
1. Any rigid, reinforced assembly, ready for placing in position.
2. A metal enclosure for balcony spotlights.
A chantry or chapel screened by open tracery.
Mechanically locking the gimbals of a gyroscope so that it will not be damaged by rough handling or radical maneuvers. A caging button or knob is provided on some gyro instruments to prevent damage to them. It is also used when a gyro has tumbled and needs to be re-erected.
Early system on IBM 704. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).
This dream symbol suggests that you may be experiencing inhibition and powerlessness in some areas of your life. Additionally, you may be feeling restricted and have concerns about your personal freedom. (Who holds the key to the cage in your dream?) Consider all of the details in the dream and look for its possible source (i. e., family life, relationships, thoughts and/or feelings, or work life).