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rubber room

rubber room  n.— «The use of a controversial isolation room in a Dundas, Ont., elementary school has left parents with mixed feelings.…The room, which has been referred to as “the rubber room,” and “the box,”...

feeder document

feeder document  n.— «Al Omari, on board American Airlines Flight 11, and Alghamdi, who boarded United Airlines Flight 175, used the residency certificates, known to agents as “feeder documents,” to get valid Virginia driver’s...

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo  n.— «After his appointment in the past week to chair of the nation’s accounting-industry regulator, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Mr. Olson isn’t expecting similar laudatory festivities to ensue.…The...

bubble-head

bubble-head  n.— «For those who served on board the storied Maryland, the one that survived Pearl Harbor and distinguished itself at such legendary venues as the Tarawa atoll, Leyte Gulf and Okinawa, no submarine can take the place of...

corporati

corporati  n.pl.— «This elite was originally a landed aristocracy, but since the late 17th century it has increasingly been a capitalist elite—those who own the means of production. Today it is the corporati—the CEO’s, board members and...

wildcat

wildcat  v.— «Illegal solicitation of rides, or “wildcatting” as it is known, is a persistent problem in San Ysidro, said Ricardo Castro, of Greyhound Lines Inc. Castro, who is a board member of the San Ysidro Border Transportation...

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