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death cross

death cross  n.— «You probably won’t take any comfort in learning that a technical indicator for the Dow Jones industrial average is pointing to a so-called “death cross.” The nasty-sounding indicator pops up when an index’s 50...

grinding

grinding  n.— «“Guys are bleeding to death out there, grinding over every shot,” Feherty said after qualifying last year.» —“Q-school golf’s chamber of horrors” by Lorne Rubenstein Globe and Mail (Toronto...

table jumper

table jumper  n.— «Bishop and the other condemned men who followed him were “table jumpers,” guard parlance for inmates who didn’t resist as they were led to the death chamber and strapped into a chair or onto the gurney that’s...

FRAGO

FRAGO  n.— «The Army has lots of acronyms. One is Frago, short for fragmentary order, or a change in the main attack plan.» —“Discovering Doubt and Death On Drive Toward Baghdad” by Steven Lee Myers in Baghdad...

hammerhead

hammerhead  n.— «Erik again let me get away, but not before we both got called hammerheads for plowing up one of the hairpins as we passed a big pack. “Hammerhead back!…. Another hammerhead back!”» —“Re: Death Ride...

bank

bank  v.— «The Bella Vista Boys—named, in a fashion, after the Baltimore neighborhood Belle Vista—didn’t just blame Rabb, they “banked” him, or ganged up on him to teach him a lesson.» —“Schoolyard squabble ends in boy’s...