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tin whisker

tin whisker  n.— «Tin whiskers, one-fortieth the diameter of a human hair, are causing intermittent performance problems in the Hughes AN/APG-63 radar used on the Air Force/McDonnell Douglas F-15 and could pose problems for other...

tin whisker

tin whisker  n.— «Four weeks ago, the “tin whisker,” as it is known in the electronics industry, bridged a line of conductive material, called a “trace,” on the circuit board in Unit 3’s computer monitoring system...

tom walkers

tom walkers  n.pl.— «“Tin Can Tom Walkers.” Time was when tin cans were as useful after being emptied as they were before. Yesterday’s children used cans for many playthings—things like “tom walkers.” A good...

segocia

segocia  n.— «What really puts the tin lid on it for Dr Ross after tonight’s brush with the rules and regs—a small matter of treating a little boy suffering from a degenerative nerve disease with an unlicensed drug still fizzing from the...