- n. Something that should not work, but does.
- n. A device assembled from components intended for disparate purposes.
- U.S. military slang, probably from the German klug ("clever"). (Wiktionary)
“Lorentz relativity was presented as a "kluge" to the Aether.”
“In this lucid and revealing book, Marcus argues that the mind is not an elegantly designed organ but rather a "kluge," a clumsy, cobbled-together contraption.”
“I've been working through a kluge of user feedback and other approaches to IE6 testing.”
“Because the brain is a kluge, things don't always happen in the most efficient or rational way.”
“But let the "leadership" get involved (like Ares) - and you end up with a kluge of hardware designed in the 60s and 70s.”
“This year, Gates seeks to end further production of the superfluous C-17 transport and kill off a second engine for the high cost, kluge-like F-35 "Joint Strike Fighter.”
“Von Kluge now demonstrated the passive-aggressive cleverness that had earned him the malicious although probably justified sobriquet of “Der kluge Hans,” clever Hans.”
“Constellation is a kluge of hardware designed in the 60s and 70s and pretty much says to the world - "this is the best we can do in america - recycle previous glory".”
“I think the Ares I is a kluge of the first order, and Ares V's design is pretty nebulous.”
“I sort have a kluge now from the LJ feed, but being able to see the blog text in my inbox would be more convient.”
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