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tin whisker

tin whisker  n.— «Tin whiskers, one-fortieth the diameter of a human hair, are causing intermittent performance problems in the Hughes AN/APG-63 radar used on the Air Force/McDonnell Douglas F-15 and could pose problems for other...

freeco

freeco n. a service, item, or performance taken without payment (although something may be expected in return); a freebie; a handout; a comp. Editorial Note: Given the constant and common cultural exchange between Caribbean nations, this term may...

MP3Jing

MP3Jing n. the live mixing or playing of recorded music in a dance club or other public space using a portable digital audio device such as an Apple iPod. Etymological Note: MP3 ‘MPEG audio layer 3, a digital compression format commonly used to...

gap out

gap out  v.— «Look at Kwan last night. She is as wonderful an athlete as it gets, but she had a so-so (for her) performance, gapping out and falling down in the final 10 seconds.» —“Skate results show perfection needed to win at...

chipping

chipping  n.— «He was called on constantly to help out overmatched right tackle Grant Williams on pass protection, and when he did, Jackson slammed his 6-foot-2, 231-pound body into 49er pass rushers like a bone-jarring battering ram. In...

item girl

item girl n. in Indian cinema, a woman who appears in an item song; (hence) a female actress, singer, or dancer, esp. one who is poised to become a star. Editorial Note: An item song or item number is a musical performance that has little do with...