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triggerlock

triggerlock  n.— «Demarcus Coley, 29 years of age, of the 12000 block of Tech Ridge in Austin, Tx., charged with possession of a Schedule I narcotic with intent to distribute, criminal conspiracy, and Triggerlock. Triggerlock is a term for...

schluff

schluff  v.—Gloss: To temporarily dismount a bicycle and use it something like a scooter in a place where bicycle-riding is forbidden or unwelcome. «Sidewalk bike riding is like jaywalking—who among us cannot resist, once in a while or...

facet block

facet block  n.— «What kind of shot did Drew get? “Just basically, it’s called a “facet block,” it has a little cortisone in it,” Drew said. “[I] had an epidural last year a couple of times, and neither one of...

catching

catching  n.— «I remember lots of open spaces, blocks of flats situated atop a hill, and flights of staircases at the ends and middles of the blocks where my cousins would chase after each other up and down the block in games of tag...

track

track  v.— «The district police chief’s office, on the third floor of the police compound, is dimly lit; sandbags block the windows. Norris goes over the plan, telling Col. Anan, the chief, how many polling sites his police need to protect...

block booking

block booking  n.— «As Ladd explained in Blockbuster, Star Wars got into the theaters because of a now illegal practice called “block booking,” which involved studios essentially holding a big movie hostage in exchange for...