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shipset

shipset  n.— «Last year, the aircraft division managed to increase the manufacture of “shipsets”—aviation parlance for a set of right and left hand doors—for the Airbus A320.» —“Civilian orders dominate HAL...

terror-clown

terror-clown  n.— «The car bombs—one parked outside a London nightclub, one near Trafalgar Square and one driven into Glasgow airport—seemed especially incompetent. Lewis Page, a former bomb-disposal officer, suspects the patio-gas...

finger-trouble

finger-trouble  n.— «Because of the scarcity of aircraft, any flying accident thought to be even remotely due to finger-trouble on the part of the pilot, was severely dealt with.» —by Vivian Voss The Story of No. 1 Squadron S.A.A...

box office

box office
 n.— «Womem shouldn’t fly. Why do you think they call it a cock-pit and not a box office.» —“Re: The 99’s” by Scot Pederson Usenet: rec.aviation.piloting Aug. 1, 1995. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

box office

box office  n.— «Most airliner cockpits (box office if it’s a female crew) were designed back in the fifties when traffic was not a serious consideration.» —“Re: Airliners land at uncontrolled airport?” by Ralph...

box office

box office n. jocularly, the cockpit of an airplane piloted by a woman. Editorial Note: The joke quoted in the second 2002 citation is widespread and has been recycled by a number of people who have claimed it for their own or published it in joke...

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