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Stacks

other word formation type metaphor
Commonly used in reference to a large loudspeaker, usually taller than 3 feet.
 
The term "stacks" is a metaphor for the large system of loudspeakers and is used to describe them as so. The use of the word stacks for the concept of height is in reference to the size of the loudspeakers.
Source : "Why is there no music coming out of the stacks?" -President of Wiess college on college night
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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