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Shockley

[shok-lee] /ˈʃɒk li/
noun
1.
William Bradford, 1910–1989, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1956.
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  • "All under thirty, I am sorry to say," and this from Shockley too.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone Frederic Remington
  • First he said Callahan wouldn't let him, but Shockley "guessed yes."

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Reynolds set down his glass, and Shockley waited; it was the cowboy who hesitated.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Shockley and Chris and the goat crew put at it like black ants.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • He tried to talk, and only stammered a lingo of switch-pidgin and the name of Shockley.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • He had a warrant for Shockley; but Shockley's warrant had been served.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Reynolds looked around into a pistol; behind it stood Shockley, pleasant.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • "Throw your cannon into the stove, Reynolds, you won't need it," suggested Shockley.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Callahan still sat speculating on what he would be up against when Shockley arrived.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • At last Bucks, on whom the worry reflected at headquarters, swore he would fight them with fire, and he sent Shockley.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
British Dictionary definitions for Shockley

Shockley

/ˈʃɒklɪ/
noun
1.
William Bradfield. 1910–89, US physicist, born in Britain, who shared the Nobel prize for physics (1956) with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain for developing the transistor. He also held controversial views on the connection between race and intelligence
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Shockley
  (shŏk'lē)   
American physicist who, with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, invented the transistor in 1947. For this work, all three shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1956. Shockley went on to make improvements to the transistor that made it easier to manufacture.
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