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snag n. in firefighting, a standing dead or burned tree. Etymological Note: This is directly related to two older senses: ‘a branch stump on a trunk’ and ‘a dead tree or branch, in the bottom of a body of water, that interferes with navigation or...


bonk n. a sound made by a hand-held radio, indicating a transmission cannot be made, characteristic of digital trunk radio systems typically used by fire and police departments. Also bonking. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)