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black plate

black plate  n.— «This impulse to crush manifested itself at first in remote control cars before it found expression in karts. Novice racers begin in what is known as the black plate category. Drivers are required to complete six races...

chicken head

chicken head  n.— «While cleaning the nut Mutt[0] had placed where the climb goes back into the corner, I’m thinking “Man, I’m glad I didn’t lead that pitch, very airy and a nasty fall onto plate sized chicken heads.”…We...

skate plate

skate plate  n.— «Husted said the holding cells that will be put in place, perhaps before April, should be manufactured and ready for the county’s use in the construction project by the first of the year. Husted said the cells will be...

skid plate

skid plate  n.— «While the suicide doors are enough to please most car fans, the skid plates (as the Brits call them. We call ‘em “side rocker panels”) are even cooler. These skid plates fold down and away from the body to...

murrini

murrini  n.— «“We’re pullin’ what’s called murrini,” Appleby said. The process entails pulling long pieces of glass which are cut and then fused together. Once the pieces of glass are cut into square shapes, they are arranged on a...

soaping

soaping  n.— «The guys stroll the streets in their Soap shoes, a brand of shoe that allows them to grind their way in a practice known as aggressive walking, or soaping. Their sneakers may not look different from anyone else’s, but their...

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