pavement ripper
 n.— «“I remember driving 1977 and 1978 police cars, and we had a couple of old 1978 Plymouths,” said Michigan State Police F/Lt. Patrick McGreevy, who became a policeman in 1980. ” We used to refer to them as pavement rippers. They were built for flat out speed, but once you braked hard, those older cars were hard to keep under control.”» —“Police cars and technology: Then and now” by Susan Younger County Press (Lapeer, Michigan) June 4, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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