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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...

golden ear

golden ear  n.— «He’s a recording engineer out of Memphis that very likely has what audiophiles refer to as golden ears. He can hear things that you and I cannot (or maybe we can, but we’d need special training).» —“iPods vs...

spinning reserve

spinning reserve  n.— «“Sunday morning has to be one of the lowest points in the week for electricity demand on O’ahu,” said Conklin, a retired engineer. “At this particular time, the system should have had plenty of what’s...

infartillery

infartillery  n.— «The Evans Group (a.k.a. “Infartillery”) consisted of and 11th Marines detachment and and detachments of the 3d 15mm Howitzer and 8th 155mm Gun battalions. Both groups were reinforced with engineer, amtrac...

plumber

plumber  n.— «I was a flight engineer for two carriers while I waited for a flying position, and wore three stripes at both airlines. The slang aviation term “plumber” refers to a flight engineer.» —“Scrambled eggs on my...

alligator

alligator  n.— «In the summer, there are lots of retreads.…We refer to them as alligators because they’re heavy and have steel in the treads so they can bite you.» —“Retired engineer now a highway angel” by Sarah...