MEANING: adjective: 1. Relating to wings; wing-shaped. 2. Relating to the armpit.

EDIT: "Armpit"? That's AXIL/AXILLARY. Is it ALA too?)

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ala (wing), which also gave us aisle and aileron. Earliest documented use: 1791.


ALARA - OSHA jargon for radiation safety: acronym for "As Low As Reasonably Achievable"

ALER - a pub-crawler with very limited taste

AR-AR - a Cockney pirate's 'earty laugh