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spotter

spotter  n.— «Cal Fire blamed the delay on a shortage of military helicopter managers, better known as spotters—trained wild-land firefighters who help military pilots position water drops and communicate with firefighters in the air and...

A and A

A and A  n.— «The other two A and As—U.S. Army slang for Afghan army soldiers—hit the deck directly in front of the Humvee and quickly bring their rifles up to the prone position.» —“Next Stop Kandahar” by Mark...

on-boarding

on-boarding  n.— «No matter if you’re the next Carly Fiorina, Michael Eisner or Maurice Greenberg, or someone assuming a middle-management position, “getting up to speed”—something referred to as “onboarding”—is a...

goldfish

goldfish  n.— «So how can you see both the interviewer asking his/her questions and the interviewee? The solution is a device called the reverse, the cutaway or the “noddy.” After the interview is over the camera and lights are...

noddy

noddy  n.— «So how can you see both the interviewer asking his/her questions and the interviewee? The solution is a device called the reverse, the cutaway or the “noddy.” After the interview is over the camera and lights are...

pedlock

pedlock  n.— «The Alliance has yet to take a position on congestion pricing, but many of its members support the idea. Mr. Tompkins cited the dual threats of gridlock, referring to frequent weekend backups of up to 45 minutes at the...