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triggerlock

triggerlock  n.— «Demarcus Coley, 29 years of age, of the 12000 block of Tech Ridge in Austin, Tx., charged with possession of a Schedule I narcotic with intent to distribute, criminal conspiracy, and Triggerlock. Triggerlock is a term for...

suitcase scientist

suitcase scientist  n.— «Maryville resident Bill Cabage, a spokesman for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, said ORNL’s frequent fliers are referred to as “suitcase scientists.” Those scientists with their carry-on luggage and laptops are...

rag horn

rag horn  n.— «“The first time we saw it we were about 400 or 500 yards away, and we saw it up on this ridge with a bunch of cows. And we said “Oh, he’s just a rag horn’” Ralph said, referring to the term for a bull with small...

toe-in

toe-in  n.— «Gunsauls decided a closer extraction was necessary. He lifted off again, approached the children’s location and balanced the front tips of the helicopter’s landing skids against the sloping hillside what pilots refer to as a...

Chicago stop

Chicago stop  n.— «The new signs were rolled out sporadically in the summer, in response to citizen complaints about the rolling stops widely known in law enforcement as “California Stops.” Milwaukee police sometimes derisively...

dodgepot

dodgepot  n.— «Brian Meehan’s old dodgepot, Tumbleweed Ridge, will get his favoured conditions—a strong pace and easy ground.» —“From Derby rags to royal riches” Sun (U.K.) June 14, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued...