from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The lash of a whip.
- n. An injury to the cervical spine caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the lash of a whip
- n. an injury to the upper spine caused by a violent jerk of the head in either a backward or forward or side to side direction
- v. To jerk back and forth; to buffet
- v. To lash as if with a whip
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The lash of a whip, -- usually made of thongs of leather, or of cords, braided or twisted.
- n. a sudden change of direction, resembling the motion of the tip of a whip when it is cracked.
- n. a stinging psychological effect reminiscent of being stung by a whip.
- n. a whiplash injury.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The lash, or pliant part, of a whip.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
- n. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
And we do agree on one thing, since I used the term "whiplash" in last Tuesday's review/overview to describe the experience of watching Glee this year.
As I explain, Unless you can fit in the context, you end up with what I call whiplash journalism.
Rob so let me get this straight whiplash is like a hybrid of blacklash and crimson dynamo?
The Republicans will just say no to anything, the corporate dems and blue dogs will not agree with the progressive wing, and the run of the mill Democrat gets whiplash from the other two.
I've heard the word whiplash used several times to describe how workshop participants feel after a fast web 2.0 overview.
The Toronto Maple Leafs netminder will not play Thursday against the New York Rangers as he remains out with what the team is calling a "whiplash" injury affecting his neck.
… severe whiplash from the ONE-EIGHTY TURN they seem to be making, that is …
i feel like whiplash is the focus point. just sayin, i wouldnt have done so. starscream9289
Over the last five years, personal-injury claims from car accidents have risen 10% annually, including a large number recently for whiplash, which is hard to prove medically.
Budget cuts do to his cocaine habit. roderick it mainly puts focus on whiplash, which is good with me. sam