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rivet

rivet  n.— «An apprentice ironworker who does jobs such as running for coffee and getting tools for the journeymen. Rivet: Another nickname for an apprentice.Rivet: Another nickname for an apprentice.» —“Chicago Speak” by...

hospital side

hospital side  n.— «The hospital side: The location of someone standing in the path of a beam being raised by cable.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued...

come-along

come-along
 n.— «Come along: A ratchet tool that ironworkers use to clamp onto a beam and pull it into place.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

sparks

sparks
 n.— «Sparks: A welder.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

pea whistle

pea whistle  n.— «Doing a do-si-do: Swinging a large steel beam 180 degrees from the direction it’s going. Pea whistle: Same as a do-si-do (derivation unknown).» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb...

do-si-do

do-si-do
 n.— «Doing a do-si-do: Swinging a large steel beam 180 degrees from the direction it’s going.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)