shouldering
 n.— «“The Coast Guard is building plans to deal with the possibility that we will see more movement around the coast as we seal the border more,” says Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Shooting at a boat’s engines is just one option. Other tactics include dropping cables to entangle boat propellers and ramming a boat off course, a technique called “shouldering.” They all became standard operating procedure in 2003, when the Coast Guard and Customs became part of the newly created Department of Homeland Security.» —“Cuban Migrants Confront Harsher U.S. Tactics at Sea” by Robert Block in Key West, Florida Wall Street Journal July 23, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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