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windlip

windlip  n.—Gloss: a snowdrift created by the wind in a high place. «“In Fairbanks there wasn’t any parks or jumps, so you just learned to hit whatever you had—natural hits, lips, windlips.”…Bell and Hebert link the tricks they...

spincerity

spincerity  n.— «And the supposed opposite of spin, “sincerity,” not only belongs to spin but is what spin requires in order to operate. That is because a “genuine” subjective concern about, say, world hunger...

pit maneuver

pit maneuver  n.— «When the driver of the car refused to pull over on SR-434 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Longwood, a Seminole County deputy decided to move in with the precision immobilization technique called a pit maneuver...

kangroo duck

kangroo duck  n.— «Some rescue scenarios would have benefited from tethered or “kangaroo duck” operations, in which a motorized, inflatable raft is quickly deployed with rescue swimmers.» —“Military Spin: A Military View...

hydraulic

hydraulic  n.— «We did what’s called surfing with the raft, surfing is basically where you put the front half of the raft in what’s called a hydraulic, or a surf hole. You can spin around in it, you just try to maintain keeping the raft in...

lead snowstorm

lead snowstorm  n.— «The Remington .357 Magnum 125-grain S-JHP produces a lead snowstorm inside the body. This load typically launches six to seven 5-grain missiles that spin off at a 45-degree angle from the main bullet path after about 3...