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right-hook collision

right-hook collision  n.— «Cyclist in bike lane going straight and a vehicle turning right are common accidents in busy traffic areas; these are so common that they even have a name for them, “right-hook collisions.” Right hook...

wicked problem

wicked problem  n.— «Some observers have taken a page from urban planning theory to describe Iraq as a “wicked problem”—a term coined to describe complex and divisive issues, such as building a new highway through a city or...

globfrag

globfrag  n.— «Maybe you’ve heard of globfrag. Coined from the words globalization and fragmentation, globfrag means that scattered and uncertain state of mind created by increased technology and contradictory knowledge. It means the...

ghost soldier

ghost soldier  n.— «The course, which Fluck said is only three or four years old, prepares soldiers to be marksmen in the Stryker Brigade. A Stryker is an 8-wheeled vehicle that is smaller and more easily transported than a tank or other...

suppy

suppy  n.— «While New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago, among others, may appeal to aging suburbanites, smaller cities and metropolitan areas are also marketing themselves as magnets for urban professionals ages 65 to...

kiss and ride

kiss and ride n. a passenger drop-off area near a rapid transit station; the act of using such an area as intended. Also as verb phrase. Editorial Note: Often attributive. Etymological Note: From the 1950s-era urban planning vision of wives dropping...