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hat

hat  n.— «They contended city officials meddled with their original scheme, rejecting an innovative plan for terra cotta facade panels that would have screened the tower from the rain. The Department of Planning and Development insisted on...

spin-out

spin-out  n.— «A “spin-out” from OLPC, the company, Pixel Qi is looking to create a $75 laptop and trying to advance low-cost computers and power-efficient laptops, mobile phones and other consumer electronics that are sunlight...

gumbander

gumbander  n.— Note: “Gum band” is a term for a rubberband that is common to Pittsburgh and elsewhere in Pennsylvania. «Instead, people who are now exploring start-up or self-employment opportunities find the prospect of...

boaty

boaty  n.— «Perhaps unsurprisingly, he describes the nation’s welcome of “boat people” in the late 1970s as a positive development. “For a long time it was a pejorative term: ’You’re a boaty, right...

cherrystem

cherrystem  v.— «The area recommended for wilderness contains two inholdings. A 40-acre parcel at the southern end has no developed access and is too rugged for development. A cherrystem road provides access to the 160-acre parcel at...

Nash Vegas

Nash Vegas  n.— «She offered him a development deal right there in the bar, and before he knew it, the former pediatric nurse from Airdrie, Alta., landed in Nashville.…“There was a lot of soul-searching when I was down there.”...