dab

Definitions

General English

Cricket

  • noun a tentative prod with the bat towards a ball outside off stump, sometimes played as a gentle cut shot but often made involuntarily
    Citation ‘After Allan Lamb had been grabbed left-handed at short leg … Gower played a horribly noncommittal dab’ (Scyld Berry, Observer 22 January 1984)
  • verb to attempt to hit the ball when making such a stroke

Food

  • A small flatfish, Limanda limanda, up to 25 cm long, from North West European coastal waters, white below and brown with greenish spots above. Cooked as plaice.

Medical

  • verb to touch something lightly

Electronics

  • acronym fordigital audio broadcast
    (written as DAB)
  • A technology which digitally encodes audio for broadcasting. This provides for more channels and better sound quality.
  • A broadcast utilizing digital audio broadcast (1). Also called digital audio broadcasting.
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