panhandle

英 ['pænhænd(ə)l] 美
  • n. 平锅柄;(美)柄状的狭长区域
  • vt. 向…乞讨;乞得
  • vi. 行乞
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panhandle 行乞,讨钱

pan,盘子,碗,锅,handle,把手。即锅把子,行乞碗,引申词义行乞,讨钱。

panhandle (n.)
"something resembling the handle of a pan," 1851, from pan (n.) + handle (n.). Especially in reference to geography, originally American English, from 1856, in reference to Virginia (now West Virginia; Florida, Texas, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Alaska also have them). Meaning "an act of begging" is attested from 1849, perhaps from notion of arm stuck out like a panhandle, or of one who handles a (beggar's) pan.
panhandle (v.)
"to beg," 1888, from panhandle (n.) in the begging sense. Related: Panhandled; panhandling.
1. Wheeling is located in the northern panhandle of west virginia.
惠灵位于西弗吉尼亚州北部的锅柄状地带.

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2. Wheeling is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia.
惠灵位于西弗吉尼亚州俄亥俄河的锅柄状地带.

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3. I knew I couldn't panhandle.
我知道我不能乞讨.

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4. Homeless people forced to panhandle in subway stations.
无家可归的人们被迫在地铁站里乞讨.

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5. Issue: The city of Amarillo is located in the Texas panhandle between Potter and Randall Counties.
问题: 阿马里诺市位于德克萨斯州波特县与兰德尔县之间的狭长地带中.

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