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fifth stroke

fifth stroke  n.— «“It helps when you have a good dolphin kick. It’s called undulation. It means you have good wave motion.” That wave motion has carried Kelly to the top of the state leaderboard in just about every stroke. “If...

buster

buster  n.— «The people of this generation are sometimes referred to as slackers, busters, or post-boomers—yet these labels misunderstand their work ethic—they just work differently.» —“Comrades no more” by Robert...

gronk

gronk  n.— «The work “gronk” does not have its genesis in ethnic youth. I first encountered this term while working as a psychologist in the NSW prison system in the mid-1980s. This term has gained a more widespread usage since...

Asbo

Asbo  n.— «Anti-social behaviour orders, introduced in 1999, work successfully where they are implemented, according to the new Home Office study.…Known as Asbos, the orders are designed to prevent theft, intimidation, drunkenness...

on the wheel

on the wheel  adj.— «On the wheel—A rotating work schedule, as 8 A.M.-to-4 P.M. shifts one week, 4 P.M.-to-midnight shifts the next week and midnight-to-8 A.M. shifts the next, complicated by the fact that many officers work four days on...

stick list

stick list  n.— «Stick list—A list of correction officers who have been “stuck,” or compelled to work overtime.» —“Jargon Of Correction Officers” New York Times Mar. 26, 1982. (source: Double-Tongued...