Lou Gehrig's disease

noun (1)
Lou Geh·​rig's disease | \ ˌlü-ˈger-igz- How to pronounce Lou Gehrig's disease (audio) \

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noun (2)
variants: or less commonly pai-loo \ ˈpīˈlō \
plural pai-lou or pai-lous

Definition of pai-lou (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usually elaborate Chinese commemorative archway erected in honor of someone highly esteemed (as for virtue) and consisting typically of four heavy square pillars topped with horizontal crossbeams and often buttressed with conventionalized lions and having an incised memorial tablet placed against or near the center crossbeam — compare toran, torii

First Known Use of Lou Gehrig's disease

Noun (1)

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lou Gehrig's disease

Noun (1)

Lou Gehrig †1941 American baseball player who suffered from the disease

Noun (2)

Chinese p'ai2-lou2, from p'ai2 tablet + lou2 tower

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The first known use of Lou Gehrig's disease was in 1958

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Lou Geh·​rig's disease | \ ˌlü-ˌge(ə)r-igz-, -ˌga(ə)r- How to pronounce Lou Gehrig's disease (audio) \

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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