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pea whistle

pea whistle  n.— «Doing a do-si-do: Swinging a large steel beam 180 degrees from the direction it’s going. Pea whistle: Same as a do-si-do (derivation unknown).» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb...

do-si-do

do-si-do
 n.— «Doing a do-si-do: Swinging a large steel beam 180 degrees from the direction it’s going.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

headache ball

headache ball  n.— «Headache ball: The large, round, steel ball weighing 500 to 1,000 pounds that hangs from the end of a construction crane’s cable. It has a hook on the bottom and is used to keep the cable from rolling back up on itself...

rodbuster

rodbuster
 n.— «Rodbuster climbs reinforcing bars at YST pit.» —“Steel Giants Growing” Hammond Times (Indiana) Sept. 25, 1966. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

rodbuster

rodbuster n. a construction worker who installs steel reinforcing rods, known as rebar, where they will be covered by concrete. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

rod buster

rod buster
 n.— «Rod buster: The worker who sets the reinforced steel rods that are to be covered by concrete.» —“Chicago Speak” by Anne Keegan Chicago Tribune Feb. 3, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)