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hillbilly armor

hillbilly armor  n.— «Continuing shortages have prompted soldiers going to Iraq to scrounge for steel and ballistic glass, improvising shields that have come to be called hillbilly armor.» —“Armor Scarce for Big Trucks Transporting...

Plyboo

Plyboo  n.— «Based on a steel frame, her homes use plyboo (a bamboo product) and plastic instead of plywood and glass.» —“Fast Forward 2005″ by David Lidsky Fast Company Nov., 2004. (source: Double-Tongued...

bonking

bonking  n.— «You find that the digital signal cant get thru the concrete and steel so you get the “out of range” bonking noise—which means you have to go over to a window so you can lean out to get a repeater to receive your...

Michigan double

Michigan double  n.— «Usually the double-trailer combinations, called “Michigan Doubles” in trucker parlance, carry steel or some other raw materials, while many of the single-trailer ones I’ve seen are fuel tankers...

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