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Oklahoma

Oklahoma  n.— «The fans’ favorites included the “hamburger” drills, or “Oklahomas,” as they were called in some camps. Those maneuvers involved setting up a couple of blocking dummies on the ground, confining the...

hamburger drill

hamburger drill  n.— «The fans’ favorites included the “hamburger” drills, or “Oklahomas,” as they were called in some camps. Those maneuvers involved setting up a couple of blocking dummies on the ground, confining...

Charlie Rock

Charlie Rock  n.— «In November, the men of C Company—they call themselves “Charlie Rock”—were called from the Fallujah offensive and ordered to head to Hammam al Alil immediately.» —“Taking back the streets” by...

run the traps

run the traps v. phr. to investigate or pursue all possible options. Also run the trap line. Editorial Note: This term is especially common in politics. There is an American football term of the same name that refers to a type of offensive play...

thunder run

thunder run n. a high-speed military convoy using offensive tactics and heavy weaponry to reach a destination; generally, a route or trip involving extreme effort or danger. Editorial Note: This term dates from at least as early as the Vietnam War...

tweener

tweener  n.— «The NFL seemingly invented the word “tweener,” describing a player whose height and weight makes him uncertain for a specific position. He could be a defensive end or a linebacker, a DE or defensive tackle, a...