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buscon

buscon  n.— «Signing is also a major issue currently in the Dominican Republic. Talent hunters, buscones as they call them, journey the streets and fields for ambitious ball players. Buscones promise a chance at professional baseball, but...

peloton

peloton  n.— «For McGee, an outspoken critic of drug use in the peloton, the charge cuts as deeply as a doping allegation.» —“Simoni/Cunego “pact”” by Chris Henry Cyclingnews.com (U.K.) May 27...

monkeyfishing

monkeyfishing  n.— «Once highly popular, a monkeyfishing angler uses a homemade device to send an electrical charge into the water. To escape the shocks, the fish swim to the surface where fishermen scoop the stunned fish out of the water...

deve

deve  n.— «There is something now, they call it “deve,” that is development levy. It has become so bad these days they even charge on the basis of blocks and that is what we face. (That is, if a construction is to be embarked...

roadblock

roadblock  n.— «The great advantage Reagan enjoys is the three-network whammy, what Matthews calls a “roadblock.” When Reagan speaks on all three networks at once, he is making it very difficult for viewers to avoid him, but...

takeout

takeout  n.— «The OJC receives 9.5 cents per dollar wagered through the mutuels and turns back approximately 50 per cent of its takeout to the horsemen in purses.» —“Backstretch bookmaking at racetrack, OPP charge” by James...