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king hit

king hit  n.— «A remorseful Barry Hall apologised to the game for the brutal punch that earned him a seven-match suspension last night.…The burly Swans” forward told the AFL Tribunal he was “sorry” and “very...

Nosy Parkers and Butternuts (minicast)

Grant goes through the mailbag, offering answers about the terms “nosy parker,” “out of pocket,” and about whether the word “falsehood” has its origins in medieval garb. He also throws a question out to listeners...

tiger cruise

tiger cruise  n.—Gloss: a trip aboard a military vessel in which sailors are accompanied by friends and family. «The aircraft carrier-like vessel arrived on Friday, picked up family members for what’s known as a “tiger cruise,”...

gabber

gabber  n.— «The guild was pointing out how soon television might grind to a halt, including shows like Saturday Night Live (almost immediately) and what the trades call “gabbers,” like the Letterman show (the host was a union...

camp leg

camp leg  n.—Gloss: the condition of a player being unfit for regular American football season, especially in the legs. Note: The term probably comes from being overweight, out of practice, or too used to the slower schedule of the off season...

quinfecta

quinfecta  n.— «Jockey posts “quinfecta” Series…Laffit Pincay Jr. rode a record five stakes winners Saturday at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.» —“Jockey posts ‘quinfecta’ Series” St. Petersburg...

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