Definitions

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  • n. An unchecked square: one that is part of only one entry (i.e., across or down, but not both).

Etymologies

Abbreviation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She's cheery enough, but I 'ave a' unch 'er true love's reserved for' er new sword.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Start working out a rotation schedule between here and Ch'unch'on.

    Carrie

  • Ch'unch'on was a South Korean air base used by the U.S.

    Carrie

  • Ops had been able to get a KC-135 tanker deployed north out of Ch'unch'on, and that had kept Jefferson's airborne planes in the air, but the crews were getting tired now, stretched to the limit and ready to break.

    Carrie

  • If they can get a tanker up out of Ch'unch'on, we shouldn't have to use any South Korean bingo fields at all. "

    Carrie

  • Still,. for the last 40 years, my "go to" has been the Ka Bar fighting knife 1095 steel with 7 unch blade leather stacked handle etc etc.

    Best of the Best Awards: Best New Hunting Gear 2009

  • In a statement, Chrysler said it plans to la unch a new midsized sedan, called the Chrysler 200, in December; updated versions of the Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass and Dodge Durango sport-utility vehicles; an improved version of its Chrysler Town & Country minivan; and a new small pickup truck.

    To Counter Slump, Chrysler Plans New-Model Barrage

  • I've never seen such a unch of gasbags as Clinton supporters.

    Clinton Camp To Obama: Stop Sabotaging Michigan Revote!

  • After leaving Portland, I met up for a power unch with my friend Francis Zera, who is an incredibly talented photographer.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • It was long past the first half of what makes up brunch, so a couple of plates to match the second “unch” half seemed appropriate to share.

    McCormick & Schmick's, Beverly Hills - Animal Kingdom, a Club Sandwich, and Life Goals

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  • At last, we get to the root of the chequered etymology of unch. Thanks ptero! Haha.

    March 5, 2011

  • Unch derives from the French l'uncheon, meaning "the elegant midday meal that is eaten on an unchecked tablecloth".

    March 5, 2011

  • "Were you looking for inch? "

    March 4, 2011

  • "Munch, Edvard 1863-1944. Norwegian artist whose works include etchings, lithographs, and paintings, such as The Scream (1893) and Frieze of Life (1897)."

    --American Heritage Dictionary

    March 4, 2011

  • "Left unchecked, the Slovak Republic continues to develop a cultural identity independent of that of the former Czechoslovakia."

    March 4, 2011

  • "Seen as privation, evil can also be linked to the symbol of a sleeping soul, to a state of ignorance unchecked by the light of the intellect penetrating the darkness." - Richard G. Geldard, 1991, God in Concord: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Awakening to the Infinite, p. 136.

    March 4, 2011

  • "I'd been looking for an unchecked square table cloth and finally found one in a thrift shop."

    March 4, 2011

  • I have an 'unch that checking that square will result in SPAM and unwanted snail mail, and assaults on one's personal identity.

    March 4, 2011

  • (crossword puzzles) An unchecked square: one that is part of only one entry (i.e., across or down, but not both).

    I still don't understand. What is an "unchecked square"? I need a picture.

    March 4, 2011