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backfeeding  n.— «Never try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator into a wall outlet, a practice known as “backfeeding.”» —“Consumer Product Safety Commission Safety Alert: Portable Generator Hazards” U.S...

bullets and beans

bullets and beans n.pl. the weapons, munitions, equipment, and supplies of a military; materiel. Editorial Note: See the cites for variations, which are usually alliterative. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Stokes basket

Stokes basket n. a rigid body-sized platform in which a stretcher or litter can be secured for transporting patients, usually in precarious environments. Also Stokes stretcher, Stokes litter, Stokes. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


HANS  n.— «HANS: The Head and Neck Safety device, which became famous after Dale Earnhardt’s death at Daytona. The brace fits around the shoulders and attaches to a driver’s helmet, limiting neck movement during a crash to help minimize...

bumper sniffer

bumper sniffer  n.— «Department of Public Safety officer Dub Gillum points out the left lane is for passing only by law, and the “bumper sniffer” is following too close and can get a ticket without having an accident...


pirata  n.— «Also known as bandit taxis, gypsy cabs or piratas—Spanish for “pirates”—they take business away from licensed cabbies, depress bus ridership and pose safety risks for passengers, officials say.» —“Illegal...