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tamade

tamade  n.— «Ma works from a modest office in Beijing’s university district decorated with maps and model planes. He pointed out that the Chinese have a nickname for TMD, or Theater Missile Defense, an anti-missile system proposed by...

sandbox

sandbox n. the Middle East; a country in that region. Editorial Note: Usually constructed with the definite article: the sandbox. There are many literal uses of sandbox to refer to a desert or sandy land or country. Other senses of sandbox include...

full boat

full boat  n.— «A scanner makes it easy to take a sketch or photo and use that as the basis for a design. Like everything else these come in everything from the four-cylinder econo-box model to the full-boat Cadillac version with air...

rat-racing

rat-racing  n.— «The Mansfield Thunderbirds model plane club expects to send about 20 members to compete in stunt and rat-racing events to be sponsored in Cleveland May 7 by the Cleveland Stunt Men.» —“Model Club to...

quant

quant
 n.— «The trader will be very unhappy at this and probably throw the model away (and shoot the quant!).» —by Mark S. Joshi Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance Dec. 24, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

halo car

halo car n. an automobile model that lends prestige or attractiveness to the brands and other models of its manufacturer. Editorial Note: This use of halo is derived from halo effect, a tendency of a favorable trait or product to lend credibility or...