from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A problem that severely tests the ability of an inexperienced person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Asses' bridge, under Ass.
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- n. a problem that severely tests the ability of an inexperienced person
New Latin pōns asinōrum, bridge of fools (nickname of the Fifth Proposition in the Elements of Euclid, due to its difficulty) : Latin pōns, bridge + Latin asinōrum, genitive pl. of asinus, ass, fool.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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