n.— «What are the white lights called that lead down to the runway? They look like stair steps.…They are part of an approach lighting system that also has sequenced flashing lights sometimes referred to as a “rabbit.” If you ever hear “kill the rabbit” while listening to air traffic control (ATC links may be found at www.fromthecockpit.com) the pilot is asking the controller to turn off the strobe lights.» —“Why do pilots want to kill the rabbit?” by Meryl Getline USA Today Feb. 20, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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