from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Likely to topple because of an uneven distribution of weight, with the majority being at the top.
  • adj. Accounting Overcapitalized.
  • adj. Having a disproportionately large number of administrators.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having a high centre of gravity, and liable to topple
  • adj. having an excessive number of administrators or managers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the top or upper part too heavy for the lower part.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the top disproportionately heavy; over-weighted at the top.
  • Figuratively, lacking fitness of proportions; liable to fall or fail.
  • Drunk; tipsy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unstable by being overloaded at the top


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