from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation antilock braking system
  • abbreviation asset-backed security

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  • initialism automotive Anti-lock braking system.
  • initialism organic chemistry Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.
  • initialism informal, plumbing All-black stuff, i.e., acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, referring to the black color of the waste water plumbing pipes composed of this plastic.


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