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tumpsy

tumpsy  n.— «So it was dismaying to see her trading once more on her tumpsy instead of her brains and her bad, brilliant mouth.» —“Don’t fight gravity. Embrace gravitas” by Janice Turner Times (United...

barf buzzard

barf buzzard  n.— «Officially, NASA’s C-135 was designated the Reduced Gravity Aircraft; unofficially, hapless trainees dubbed it the “vomit comet’”barf buzzard,” and “weightless wonder.”» —by Roger E...

vomit comet

vomit comet  n.— «Officially, NASA’s C-135 was designated the Reduced Gravity Aircraft; unofficially, hapless trainees dubbed it the “vomit comet,” “barf buzzard,” and “weightless wonder.”» —by...

Throckmorton sign

Throckmorton sign  n.— «One of these medical “tidbits” is the infamous “Throckmorton sign” for hip X-rays. This sign, the student is told, means that the penis is always pointed towards the side with the problem...

protein loss

protein loss  n.— «Motion sickness—politely referred to as “protein loss”—seems to be the No. 1 drawback on the Zero Gravity flight.» —“Insurance agent zeros in on weightless flight in Fla.” by Diane...

G-machine

G-machine n. an automobile capable of withstanding one g of extra gravitational force due to braking and turning at high speeds; (hence) any fast vehicle, such as an automobile or boat. Etymological Note: G- < ‘gravity’ + machine (source: Double...