(1771-1806) Scottish explorer who traced the course of the Niger River 1795–97. He disappeared and probably drowned during a second African expedition 1805–06. He published Travels in the Interior of Africa 1799.
Park spent 18 months in the Niger Basin while tracing the river. Even though he did not achieve his goal of reaching Timbuktu, he proved that it was feasible to travel through the interior of Africa.
ETYM as. pearroc, or perh. rather from French parc; both being of the same origin; cf. Late Lat. parcus, parricus, Irish and Gael. pairc, w. park, parwg. Related to Paddock an inclosure, Parrock.
1. A gear position that acts as a parking brake.
2. A large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property.
3. A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; SYN. commons, common, green.
City in Kansas (USA); zip code 67751.
1. To maneuver a vehicle into a parking space
2. To place temporarily
To position the read/write head over a portion of a disk that stores no data (and therefore can never be damaged) or beyond the surface of the disk, prior to shutting down the drive, especially in preparation for moving it. Parking can be performed manually, automatically, or by a disk utility program.