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lob bomb

lob bomb  n.— «The military refers to it as an IRAM. I think it’s “improvised rocket-assisted mortar” or something—some ridiculous term like that. But we refer to it as a “lob bomb,” because they use a truck and a ramp-type device to just...

CBC

CBC  n.— «And CBCs (Canadian-born Chinese), or “bananas,” also commonly use the term FOB to distance themselves from new Chinese immigrants.» —“The feud and the firebomb” by San Grewal Toronto...

haji

haji  n.— «Many haji shops have signs out front of them that read “hajee shop” so it seems at least these proprietors don’t mind the term.» —“Fobbits and other Iraqi critters” by Steve Smith in FOB...

wire

wire  n.— «Those of us who conduct missions “outside the wire’ on a regular basis have come up with a variety of terms to refer to those who remain safe and comfortable on base.» —“Fobbits and other Iraqi critters” by...

fobbit

fobbit  n.— «Those of us who conduct missions “outside the wire’ on a regular basis have come up with a variety of terms to refer to those who remain safe and comfortable on base. The most common one lately has been...

fobbit

fobbit  n.— «If you think leaving “the wire” might be a fun adventure, you might be a fobbit, and if the second time you’ll be off the FOB is on leave, you might be a fobbit.» —“Stories from embedded journalists with U.S...