American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various wild felines of small to medium size, especially of the genus Lynx, including the bobcat and the caracal.
- n. Either of two small felines (Felis silvestris subsp. silvestris or subsp. lybica) of Europe, Asia, and Africa, often regarded as being the ancestor of the domestic cat.
- n. A quick-tempered person.
- n. A person regarded as fierce.
- n. An oil or natural-gas well drilled in an area not known to be productive.
- n. A workers' strike unauthorized by their union.
- adj. Risky or unsound, especially financially.
- adj. Issued by a financially irresponsible bank: wildcat currency.
- adj. Operating or accomplished outside the norms of standard, ethical business procedures: wildcat life insurance schemes.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being an oil or natural-gas well drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive.
- adj. Undertaken by workers without approval of the officials of their union: a wildcat strike.
- v. To prospect for (oil, for example) in an area supposed to be unproductive.
- v. To prospect for oil or other minerals in an area not known to be productive.
- v. To go out on an unauthorized labor strike.
- n. A species of cat, Felis silvestris.
- n. Any undomesticated species of cat.
- n. figuratively a person who acts like a wildcat, often sexually
- n. firearms a caliber of ammunition derived by amending another type of cartridge and not made by commercial manufacturers.
- n. In the labor movement, anything done outside of the control of bosses or trade unions.
- n. American football an offensive formation characterized by a direct snap to a running back and an unbalanced offensive line
- adj. relating to oil exploration in an area where no oil has been found before
- adj. unauthorized by the proper authorities
- adj. dated unsound; worthless; irresponsible; unsafe
- v. to drill for oil in an area where no oil has been found before
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“The criteria we use for designating a wildcat is that SAAMI has not recognized a standard measurment and pressure limit.”
“Moreover, he had no intention of competing with Bill Paley in wildcat offers for comedians, ventriloquists, and people of that ilk.”
“Then, too, he fell into the hands of unscrupulous men, who made him think that great fortunes were to be made out of what they call wildcat schemes, when all the time they were leading him to ruin. ”
“Tebow played in the offense known as the wildcat formation where he stands 3-5 yards behind the center and receives a direct snap, much like the shotgun formation, except the wildcat formation is usually used to run the ball a majority of the time.”
“Tebow played in the offense known as the wildcat formation where he stands 3-5 yards behind the center and receives a direct snap,”
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