Podium or The Box
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Podium or The Box: The victory stand where riders placing first through third stand to receive their trophies.
Pelorus: An instrument formerly used on a vessel in connection with a current line and current pole to obtain the set of the current. In its simplest form, it was a disk about 8 inches in diameter an . . . View Full Definition
Pejoration: A semantic change in which a word gains increasingly negative connotation. For instance, the word lewd originally referred to laymen as opposed to priests. It underwent pejoration to mean 'i . . . View Full Definition
Pelvic Floor Muscles: The deep internal muscles engaged when halting urination or performing a Kegel exercise.
Penalty Box: The penalty box (sometimes called the sin bin or bin) is the area where a player sits to serve the time of a given penalty, for an offense not severe enough to merit outright expulsion from . . . View Full Definition
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC): The PBGC was created to ensure that participants in defined benefit pension plans under its jurisdiction will receive at least a basic pension if the plans are terminated because they’re und . . . View Full Definition
Penetration Anchor: In hydraulically burrowing organisms, any device used to penetrate and gain an initial purchase on the sediment so that the body can be thrust in farther
Penalty Box Assistant: This is an off-ice official who is in charge of allowing players back on the ice after they have finished serving their penalty.
Peer Review Organizations (Pros): According to the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, organizations or groups of practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals paid by the federal government to review and evaluate the se . . . View Full Definition
Pectoral Girdle: In humans, the bony arch by which the arms are attached to the rest of the skeleton; composed of the clavicle and scapula.