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nerd bird

nerd bird  n.— «The “nerd bird” lives on, after all. A week after American Airlines said it would cease the San Jose-Austin daily service that bore that nickname, Alaska Airlines said Monday it will inaugurate daily service...

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...

happy sack

happy sack  n.—Gloss: an air-sickness bag of the kind typically used on airplanes. «Silberberg has been collecting the bags—also known as motion-sickness bags, or happy sacks—since he was in college. He got his first bag on a United...

washing line

washing line  n.— «Washing lines: Vertical work station on which aircraft wing panels are positioned and worked on prior to wing assembly.» —“Airport Lingo” by Raphael Sheffield Southwest Airlines Blog/Nuts About...

slave

slave  n.— «Slave: Bolt or dowel used to temporarily assemble parts, prior to being attached with the correct fastener.» —“Airport Lingo” by Raphael Sheffield Southwest Airlines Blog/Nuts About Southwest Dec. 10...