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cross-decking

cross-decking  n.— «Neither did, a Navy officer said, adding that five years ago these ships were “cross-decking” vital equipment, or trading it back and forth, because there weren’t sufficient supplies for both.» —“U.S...

set

set  n.— «Street gangs, called “sets” in gangster slang, have plagued Southeastern neighborhoods for decades. Schorr ran through a partial list: Neighborhood Crips, West Coast Crips, 5/9 Brims, Lincoln Park, Skyline Piru...

ice

ice  v.— «Pittsburgh kicker Jeff Reed couldn’t have been happier when Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio called a timeout as Reed lined up a 37-yard field-goal attempt with 23 seconds left in their game last Sunday night. Del Rio was trying...

diabecity

diabecity  n.— «A main triggering factor is weight, and a new word, “diabecity,” has been coined to describe the fact that nine out of 10 type 2 diabetics are obese.» —“Program teaching people about healthy...

juke

juke  n.— «Ayuso said he never said the word, “jakes” during the incident but did use the word “jukes,” a slang term for a robbery or robbery victim.» —“Man who shot at cops says he was scared” by...

burner

burner  n.— «He said he had had an altercation on Zion Street the previous morning with a man who had threatened him, saying, “You better keep your burner on you tonight.” “Burner” is a slang expression for a gun...