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gulch

gulch  n.— «For Glyn Willacott, there was never a dull moment aboard HMS Cardiff. The 59-year-old served as a weapons engineer between 1982 and 1985, travelling to the Falklands, the Persian Gulf and, of course, back to the ship’s home...

cross-canning

cross-canning  n.— «The Iraqi chief engineer weighed his options and decided to transfer parts from another aircraft that had accumulated high-flight hours, and was closer to its next scheduled maintenance inspection; this process is...

frost law

frost law  n.— «The Hillsdale County Road Commission announced seasonal weight and speed restrictions will go into effect on county roads as of Monday morning.…Stan Clingerman, Road Commission engineer manager, said the more commonly...

fieldbus

fieldbus  n.— «The focus of its group members is on so called “open fieldbus” systems, which allow devices of different manufacturers to be connected to a single communication bus.…You will take part in the development of...

vision clearance engineer

vision clearance engineer  n.— «Vision Clearance Engineer has been voted the daftest job title of all time, crowning a growing list of appointments whose descriptions seem designed to bemuse rather than inspire. The euphemism for window...

fatting up

fatting up  n.— «Whitby-based highways engineer David Creek told the Whitby Gazette the summer heat had caused a process known as “fatting up” where the bitumen holding chippings in place gets softened and the chippings sink...