boom

  1. a deep prolonged loud noise
  2. a state of economic prosperity
  3. a sudden happening that brings very good fortune
  4. a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
  5. any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring

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Boom

1) A vertical lighting bar. (UK) 2) A moveable arm supporting a lantern, microphone or camera (TV).
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Boom

A spar (a wooden or metal pole) attached to the mast at a right angle, used to support the foot of a sail.
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Boom

A spar attached to the foot of a fore-and-aft sail.
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Boom

A truck used to hoist heavy material up and into place, to put trusses on a home or to set a heavy beam into place.
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Boom

• (n.) A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc. • (n.) A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of...
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boom

(from the article `fore-and-aft sail`) ...the square sail. The fore-and-aft sail, now usually triangular, is set completely aft of a mast or stay, parallel to the ship`s keel, and takes ...
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boom

(from the article `government economic policy`) ...assets in the system, private spending will tend to decline. On the fiscal side, the main automatic stabilizer is the relation between tax ...
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Boom

- A truck used to hoist heavy material up and into place. To put trusses on a home or to set a heavy beam into place.
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Boom

1) A hand-held, telescoping pole used to hold the microphone in recording dialogue in film production.
2) A telescoping support arm that is attached to a microphone stand and which holds the microphone.
3) Loosely, a boomstand.
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Boom

1. A floating device used to contain oil on a body of water. 2. A piece of equipment used to apply pesticides from a tractor or truck.
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boom

1. A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc. ... 2. <mechanics> A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended. ... 3. A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the cha...
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boom

roaring noun a deep prolonged loud noise
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boom

noun any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring
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Boom

[containment] A containment boom is a `temporary floating barrier used to contain an oil spill. Booms are used to reduce the possibility of polluting shorelines and other resources, and to help make recovery easier. Booms help to concentrate oil in thicker surface layers so that skimmers, vacuums, or other collection methods can be used mor...
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Boom

[navigational barrier] A boom or a chain (also boom defence, harbour chain, river chain, chain boom, boom chain or variants) is an obstacle strung across a navigable stretch of water to control or block navigation. Booms could be military in nature, with the goal of denying access to an enemy`s ships; a modern example is the anti-submarine ...
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Boom

[play] boom is a play by Peter Sinn Nachtreib which premiered in 2008 at Ars Nova Theater in New York, New York. ==Plot summary== Jules, a grad student in marine biology, and Jo, a journalism student, meet one Saturday night in Jules’s small underground laboratory on a university campus, after Jo answers Jules’s online personal ad offer...
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Boom

[sailing] In sailing, a boom is a spar (pole), along the foot (bottom edge) of a fore and aft rigged sail, that greatly improves control of the angle and shape of the sail. The primary action of the boom is to keep the foot of the sail flatter when the sail angle is away from the centerline of the boat. The boom also serves as an attachment...
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Boom

[ship] A boom (بوم) (boum), known as dhangi in India, is a medium-sized deep-sea dhow, a traditional Arabic sailing vessel. This type of dhow has two masts with lateen sails. a stern that is tapering in shape and a more symmetrical overall structure than other dhow types. The Arab boom has a very high prow, which is trimmed in the Indian...
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Boom

[T-Pain song] `Boom` is a special collaboration single with Filip Filippi, better known as Sin Sizzerb, a Serbian-Canadian rapper. It was part of the repackaged album of T-Pain`s Three Ringz album, intended to be sold and distributed to the U.S. and Serbia. ==Chart positions== `Boom` debuted at #14 on the Serbian Music Chart and also debute...
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Boom

[windsurfing] A boom, in the context of windsurfing, is a piece of equipment that attaches to the mast, providing structural support for the sail. Early booms were tied on to the mast, using rope, but most newer booms use a clamp mechanism for attachment. Booms are commonly made from aluminum, or carbon fibre, and are often referred to as a...
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Boom

Boom (bōm) noun [ Dutch boom tree, pole, beam, bar. See Beam .] 1. (Nautical) A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom , the studding-sail boom , etc. 2. (Mech.) A long ...
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Boom

Boom noun 1. A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming. 2. A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances ...
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Boom

Boom transitive verb To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a 'boom' for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator. [ Colloq. U. S.]
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Boom

A adjustable metal arm, attached to a firm stand, on which lighting can be mounted. Some booms are also made to support camera
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