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dark coaster

dark coaster  n.— «“The Dark Knight,” the ride, is atypical in a number of ways. It is what is known as a “dark coaster,” which means its twists, turns and drops are all indoors.» —“Newest coaster weak on thrills” by Steve...

ratpack

ratpack  n.— «It is a helicopter ride away from a military hospital, food comes from 24-hour ration packs, known to soldiers as ratpacks or compo and far from fresh, and the water is almost exclusively for drinking and cooking.» —“‘I...

compo

compo  n.— «It is a helicopter ride away from a military hospital, food comes from 24-hour ration packs, known to soldiers as ratpacks or compo and far from fresh, and the water is almost exclusively for drinking and cooking.» —“‘I...

high-marking

high-marking  n.— «Police in western Canada are cautioning snowmobile users against performing a dangerous straight-up tactic that killed an Alberta man last weekend. The practice is called “high-marking” and involves a...

huckfest

huckfest  n.— Note: Related to the verb huck. «A “huckfest” is a gathering of snowboarders who ride as hard and as wildly as possible.» —“Steele grad jumps onto MTV” by Steve Fogarty Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria...

omega block

omega block  n.— «Northern California has been sitting under what meteorologists commonly refer to as an “omega” block—so named because of its distinctive shape—which features troughs of low pressure both to the west and east of a large...

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