from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The volume left at the top of an almost filled jar, tin, or other container before sealing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The space between the top of the contents of a container (such as a jar) and its seal (such as a lid).
- n. One's mental state.
- n. The gap between the face of the bolt and the stopping surface for the cartridge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the volume left at the top of a filled container (bottle or jar or tin) before sealing
I would not fire it another time until I had it checked by a competent gunsmith, because that much headspace is a definate safety hazzard to the gun, you, and anyone standing nearby.
The key to detecting minute levels of the low volatility compounds produced when chicken spoils is a new method of sampling the "headspace" - the air above a test sample.
I’d like to do some more hacking with it in this vein, but unfortunately I’d probably not get around to it for a few weeks since my headspace is pretty full right now.
"But they're such clever writers - Stephen's very good at getting himself into a little person's headspace, which is difficult for him, being so tall."
But checking the headspace, which is an armorer's responsibility, is also used in the Army and Marine Corps for ` any kind of routine investigation. '
Yep, Del and Shane are right as usual, buddy said "headspace" that's why they (gunsmiths) need the whole rig to effect repairs, sorry for the delay (different time zones).
How many of the books that I enjoy are dependent on my 'headspace'?
It is most important that the can is not filled to the top and that a 'headspace' of 0.3 to 0.5 cms is left.
Also promised are 60 additional '' headspace '' centres - one-stop venues for young people at risk of mental illness.
They cultured small cell and non-small cell lung cancer cells in petri dishes and measured compounds in the "headspace" air after several days of growth.
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