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Definition of "wild-cat" []

  • A wheel which can be adjusted so as to revolve either with, or on, the shaft of a capstan. (adjective)
  • Unsound; worthless; irresponsible; unsafe; -- said to have been originally applied to the notes of an insolvent bank in Michigan upon which there was the figure of a panther. (adjective)
  • Running without control; running along the line without a train. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "wild-cat" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Cline, managing partner of Accretive LLC, a New York-based private investment firm, has given $5 million to Panthera, a wild-cat conservation group."
  • "He was a strong man, too, and very cunning, and when he was angry he made noises just like that, fith-fith, like a wild-cat."
  • "And doing my work well, the innate justice of the men, assisted by their wholesome dislike for a clawing and rending wild-cat ruction, soon led them to give over their hectoring."