from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of mechanics and mechanical.

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  • noun science fiction A large piloted combat robot.
  • noun A robot.
  • abbreviation Alternative form of mech..


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  • While ostensibly the pie plate would serve to prevent the derailleur from inadvertently and tragically wandering into the spokes like a Nü-Fred jumping into the Gimbels Ride, in the absence of any sort of rear mech "rear mech" is Yiddish for derailleur--the "ch" is guttural I can only assume the pie plate is vestigial.

    New Customs: Changing Language, Changing Bikes BikeSnobNYC 2010

  • Then when recounting the story later the word mech was used.

    Yesterday's Pawn by W. T. Quick John Loyd 2009

  • Tokyo, it turns out, is exactly as one imagines it if one learned about it from Japanese pop culture (i.e. there are actual giant monsters rampaging from time to time, ninjas, cops in mech suits, etc ...)

    November 25th, 2007 ceciliatan 2007

  • Well, so far (3 DVDs in, 11 episodes) it seems to be a guys in mech suits (although mechs which have a very small independent power supply and must get their power from an umbilical cord attached to a power source) show, with some heavy duty spiritual foreshadowing.

    Got Anime? 2003

  • Any sense of accomplishment you'll get from taking down the mech is short-lived as you're directed deeper into the space station.

    GameSpot's News, Screenshots, Movies, Reviews, Previews, Downloads, and Features 2010

  • The mech was a hideous mockery of the beautiful thing he once was.

    Archive 2006-09-01 Matthew Sanborn Smith 2006

  • The mech was a hideous mockery of the beautiful thing he once was.

    Aggie's Song Matthew Sanborn Smith 2006

  • The operation against the mech was a success, in the sense that a plausible threat to the ship was removed.

    Tides Of Light Benford, Gregory, 1941- 1989

  • The guys who wrote it ran the factions, appointed the officers, decided who got what 'mech's.

    WoW-nnui 2006

  • I started college in mech. engineering) The Berlin Wall had fallen. (

    The Value of a College Education, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009


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