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turnpike double

turnpike double  n.— «Shippers need a choice to get to markets, especially with time-sensitive cargo. One suggestion is changing provincial regulations to allow trucks to haul two 53-foot trailers, known in Canada as a Turnpike Double. New...

high-marking

high-marking  n.— «Police in western Canada are cautioning snowmobile users against performing a dangerous straight-up tactic that killed an Alberta man last weekend. The practice is called “high-marking” and involves a...

doughnut team

doughnut team  n.— «An outfit strong on the wings, but weak at centre is sometimes called a doughnut team—you know, nothing in the middle.» —“Speculation for 2010 Team Canada begins” by Jean Lefebvre National...

omega block

omega block  n.— «Northern California has been sitting under what meteorologists commonly refer to as an “omega” block—so named because of its distinctive shape—which features troughs of low pressure both to the west and east of a large...

bike-wack

bike-wack  v.— «“Bike-wack”…The competitors trekked through the trees to the second CP, another 12 km’s away, picked up their bikes at this remote drop point and mountain biked onward.» —“Hope Launches Western Canada...

hoe-chucker

hoe-chucker  n.— «The Vancouver parks board received two log-loaders yesterday from Finning Canada and Caterpillar to aid in Stanley Park’s restoration. The half-million-dollar machines, commonly called hoe chuckers, are used to play a log...