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sea-gulling

sea-gulling  v.— «The final few yards is elbowing, sand-spraying pandemonium, as contestants dive headfirst, grapple, and fight for batons, sometimes waiting to let others grasp and miss before making their move. “Sea-gulling,”...

shoulder tap

shoulder tap  n.— «They wanted a six pack and offered him money to get it for them. It’s a technique known as a shoulder tap: An underage individual waits outside a liquor store and asks someone who is of age if they will buy them some...

whale

whale  n.— «We jumped off the lift and found a trail with great big whales of snow—20 feet high—of course we did jump turns off them…. Back to the six pack, back to the whales.» —“Nhara J3 State Series Slalom At Ragged Mt...

squirrel guard

squirrel guard  n.— «Spidery-looking bits of metal and inexpensive pieces of plastic are at the heart of one of the most important strategies Entergy Texas has to prevent power outages. Commonly called squirrel guards, more than 100,000 of...

woobie

woobie  n.— «Almost forgot the most important thing! My WOOBIE!! You might call it poncho liner. It’s a lifesaver on those cold nights in the patrol base.» —“Re: What’s in the pack?” by SJSNYDR Usenet: alt.toys.gi...

cross

cross  n.— «Forget about racing in a pack, drafting off others and saving something for the finishing sprint. Cyclocross races are over in a flash—30 to 60 minutes in duration depending on experience level—and demand that participants are...