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cross-canning

cross-canning
 n.— «The Iraqi chief engineer weighed his options and decided to transfer parts from another aircraft that had accumulated high-flight hours, and was closer to its next scheduled maintenance inspection; this process is commonly known as cross-canning. The Airmen also simultaneously placed an order for the new part.» —“Iraqi airmen reach maintenance goals, keep fleet soaring” by Eric Schloeffel in Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq Air Force Link June 24, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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