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scraper

scraper n. an automobile, especially a large, unfashionable passenger vehicle that has been customized. Editorial Note: This term appears to originate in and be specific to northern California, especially the San Francisco Bay area. Etymological...

foot fault

foot fault  n.— «TEI is highly concerned that even the slightest misstep—a mere foot fault—by a corporate employee could lead to Draconian personal penalties.» —“Misrepresentation of a tax matter by a third party” by John M...

standfirst

standfirst n. in British journalism, introductory or summary information above a newspaper article; a kicker (U.S.); a précis. Editorial Note: Sometimes wrongly used as a synonym with lead (or lede), which is part of the article whereas a...

hardball

hardball  n.— «And when word crackles on the radio that the lead truck has passed from another impossibly rutted, kidney-bruising dirt road onto a stretch of asphalt, they are about to hit the hardball.» —“Truckers of Iraq’s Pony...

bobtail

bobtail  n.— «An American would be riding in the lead vehicle as commander and driving the last one as “bobtail”—a truck without a load that acts as a sort of sheepdog, rushing to help with any problems and making sure no one...

hammerhead

hammerhead  n.— «It’s expected that Jan is expected to lead on the bike. And that’s a lot of pressure. Some of the girls are starting to call me Hammerhead. It’s pressure.» —“Ripple leaving big wake in triathlon series” by...