from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having lower parts made of or covered by copper (especially of a ship or cookware).
- adj. Thoroughly reliable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a bottom made of copper, as a tin boiler or other vessel, or sheathed with copper, as a ship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the bottom sheathed with copper, as a wooden ship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a bottom of copper or sheathed with copper
The Financial Services Authority has toughened up its rules in the wake of the credit crunch, which claimed high-risk lenders such as Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley, and is keen to make sure any new entrant is copper-bottomed.
It was the Glister, a smart little brig, almost a toy brig in fact, copper-bottomed, lines like a dolphin, a sea-cutter and a wind-eater.
She has led much of the recent research that has started to give some copper-bottomed scientific credibility to certain self-help techniques while casting doubt on others.
Markets got the jitters on Monday after Standard & Poor's said, for the first time in 70 years of US bond watching, that it could soon cease to regard the sovereign IOUs of the world's sole superpower as copper-bottomed guarantees.
Mr Darling said, "by doing this we can ensure that the Government's finances are returned to sufficient levels to ensure that our own copper-bottomed, gold-plated and mink-lined pension pots remain full".
It is a quirky, not exactly copper-bottomed investment case—if recycling major telecommunication networks became fashionable, it would after all push down the copper price.
The copper-bottomed stainless steel pans I used for 30 years had to be replaced a year ago.
That's as may be; but you could also argue that it is our tendency to mix ingredients that is the copper-bottomed sign of conscious intelligence.
Should global growth stall, Antofagasta's lack of diversity leaves the stock anything but copper-bottomed.
Real copper-bottomed zealots will almost certainly carry on regardless.