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scarlet letter

scarlet letter  n.— «The court became the first in Ohio to immobilize the vehicles of repeat OMVI offenders. Adkins also began ordering repeat offenders to put yellow license tags on their automobiles as “scarlet letters,” he...

scarlet letter

scarlet letter  n.— «Two senators unveiled a measure Thursday that would require drivers convicted of three drunken-driving offenses in a five-year period, or four within 10 years, to purchase license plates with a number code that police...

lawnmower beer

lawnmower beer  n.— «Now that the heat of summer is upon us it’s the perfect time to enjoy clear refreshing lagers, and, of course, the most popular version, pilsner. “Lawnmower beers” they are sometimes called.» —“Summer...

liner

liner  n.— «The dealers search for coins that are the “sliders,” or the “liners,” as they are called, the ones that might glint in such a way on a certain day to become a 65, instead of a 64, in the eye of the right...

slider

slider  n.— «The dealers search for coins that are the “sliders,” or the “liners,” as they are called, the ones that might glint in such a way on a certain day to become a 65, instead of a 64, in the eye of the...

smearer

smearer  n.— «Smearer. Conceited worker who feels superior to other mechanics.» —“Machinists’ Slang and Jargon [“add machinists”]” by Mendelowitz in Wisc., Ohio, N.Y., Ind., Mich., Ala. Lexicon of...