dipstick

(redirected from Dipsticks)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

dip·stick

 (dĭp′stĭk′)
n.
1. A graduated rod for measuring the depth or amount of liquid in a container, as of oil in a crankcase.
2. Slang A person regarded as foolish or contemptible.

dipstick

(ˈdɪpˌstɪk)
n
1. (Tools) a graduated rod or strip dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level
2. slang Brit a fool

dip•stick

(ˈdɪpˌstɪk)

n.
a rod for measuring the depth of a liquid, esp. the level of crankcase oil in an automotive engine.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dipstick - a graduated rod dipped into a container to indicate the fluid leveldipstick - a graduated rod dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level
gauge, gage - a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
Translations
měrka
målepind
mittatikku
mjerač razine ulja u motoru
ディップスティック
유량계
oljesticka
que đo mực nước

dipstick

[ˈdɪpstɪk] N
1. (Aut) → varilla f del aceite, cala f
2. (= fool) → capullo m (Sp) , gilipollas mf inv (Sp)

dipstick

[ˈdɪpstɪk] n (AUTOMOBILES)jauge f de niveau d'huile

dipstick

nÖlmessstab m

dipstick

[ˈdɪpˌstɪk] n (Aut) → astina dell'olio

dipstick

قَضِيب قِيَاس العُمْق měrka målepind Messstab βυθομετρική ράβδος varilla medidora del aceite mittatikku jauge mjerač razine ulja u motoru asta di livello dell’olio ディップスティック 유량계 peilstok peilepinne wskaźnik poziomu oleju vareta medidora de nível измерительный щуп oljesticka ก้านโลหะที่ใช้ตรวจว่ามีน้ำมันอยู่ในแท๊งค์เท่าไหร่ yağ çubuğu que đo mực nước 量油计

dipstick

n (for urine) tira reactiva (para orina)
References in periodicals archive ?
Urinalysis using multi-analyte dipsticks is a point-of-care test performed at any hospital, clinical laboratory, doctor's office, health clinic, and nursing facility.
The company's highly engineered locking oil-tank dipstick system includes a premium dipstick designed for superior measurement clarity and fluorocarbon-based O-rings for durability and resistance to the kind of messy seepage that occurs too often with ordinary dipsticks.
Another method is the use of urine dipsticks that can detect protein, blood, nitrite and leucocyte esterase, all of which are associated with urinary tract infection.
The sensitivity of RidaQuick dipsticks reported in the literature is 80%, with specificity of 99.
Dipsticks are dipped into saline stool suspensions.
During normal PMCS oil change intervals, or whenever needed, units can re-mark their current C7 dipsticks, NSN 6680-01-568-9447, PN 252-0507, to the new 22-qt range or purchase a new 22-qt dipstick, NSN 6680-01-568-9447, PN 348-6030.
Interestingly, the developments have almost mirrored the growth of Dipsticks, a full-service market research agency based in Hexham.
Ben-Dor said that these dipsticks can also be remotely and wirelessly networked to airplanes and satellites, providing the most detailed, comprehensive and reliable soil map of the US.
Police in north Staffordshire are using dipsticks to test the contents of youngsters' beverages in a bid to combat under age drinking.
KAILUA KONA, HAWAII -- Don't rely on dipsticks to detect proteinuria in pregnant patients with suspected preeclampsia, Dr.
BIG ISLAND, HAWAII -- Don't rely on dipsticks to detect proteinuria in pregnant patients with suspected preeclampsia, Dr.