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three jack

three jack  n.— «In golf parlance, it was the dreaded “three jack” on Oakmont’s vicious No. 1 green that did in Baddeley. He missed an 8-foot putt for bogey. Knifed a 4-footer coming back for double and then holed the short...

vampire tap

vampire tap  n.— «I had not heard of this usage regarding power consumption until this thread, however “vampire tap” in electronic parlance refers to a piercing type of cable connector, most often a coaxial connector used in...

bus

bus  n.— «Thami would have insisted on being co-driver or at least conductor of our bus. A bus, in running parlance, is a group of like-minded runners aiming for the same finishing time, who run together to share drinks, information and...

pants role

pants role  n.— «In opera parlance, the term is “pants role,” meaning male characters performed by female singers. Mozart wrote one for “The Marriage of Figaro,” Strauss for “Der Rosenkavalier.” As Berkeley singer Leslie Hassberg notes...

vulturing

vulturing  n.— «“He threw seven innings on Friday and got no decision. He threw one inning today, he won the game.”…The bonus for Batista was picking up his seventh “W” when Seattle rallied in the top of the ninth...

OK change

OK change  n.— «That finger, which McBeth cannot straighten, bends perfectly around the ball when he throws what in baseball parlance is called a “circle change” or an “OK change.” The trick to throwing the pitch is to put as little...