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short-kiting

short-kiting  n.— «Naked short sellers do not have to borrow the stock. Thanks to smart lobbying by certain hedge funds, the rules have been subtly bent to say that “a broker dealer must have reasonable grounds to believe that the...

thumper truck

thumper truck  n.— «Dawson has deployed three trucks to test 30-square miles that cover neighborhoods and non-residential areas in and around Fort Worth. The trucks emit a vibration into the ground ranging from 10-120 hertz. Small white...

howling survey

howling survey  n.— «Every so often, they would stop their truck, step out, and howl. The technique, known as a howling survey, is one way for wildlife officials to make contact with and count the number of wolves in an area.» —“New...

lob bomb

lob bomb  n.— «The military refers to it as an IRAM. I think it’s “improvised rocket-assisted mortar” or something—some ridiculous term like that. But we refer to it as a “lob bomb,” because they use a truck and a ramp-type device to just...

crash truck

crash truck  n.— «Woolley said the thick back of the maintenance vehicle—often called a “crash truck”—is designed to take the brunt of the impact in case of an accident. A “crash truck” is used by maintenance...

slip lane

slip lane  n.— «The proposed improvements include an “exclusive southbound channelized right turn lane with full acceleration lane to facilitate easier truck movements as the intersection is designated as a preferred truck route in...