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condo

condo  n.— «But meanwhile, port operators aren’t taking seemingly simple steps such as checking the “condo” sleeping unit behind the driver’s cab, where bunk beds could accommodate half a dozen men with equipment.…I hid...

floating area network

floating area network  n.— «You’ve head of WANs (wide area networks) and LANs (local area networks). Now, get ready for a new buzz word: FAN. That’s floating area network. Port Townsend-based Mobilisa, best known for bringing Wi-Fi to the...

cold-ironing

cold-ironing  v.— «The AMP program reduces toxins surrounding the port and its communities by powering massive container ships with shoreside electricity, rather than using ships’ auxiliary engines. This process is called “cold...

saw

saw  n.— «Brooker manned the .50-caliber machine gun while Sgt. Patrick Hock of Port Orchard operated the M249s, also known as “saws.”» —“Assertive driving is road to survival for Humvees” by Adam Lynn in...

Portunol

Portunol n. a mixture of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, usu. spoken. Also Portunhol, Portuñol. Etymological Note: Sp. Portugués or Port. Portuguese + Sp. Español or Port. Espanhol (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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