The fast lane of a superhighway: The passing lane can be ”centerfield,” ”the hammer lane,” or ”the showoff lane”
[1980s+ Truckers; fr the trucker sense hammer, ”accelerator”]
[ham-er-lis] /ˈhæm ər lɪs/ adjective 1. (of a firearm) having the concealed within the receiver. /ˈhæməlɪs/ adjective 1. (of a firearm) having the hammer enclosed so that it is not visible
[ham-er-lok] /ˈhæm ərˌlɒk/ noun, Wrestling. 1. a hold in which one arm of an opponent is twisted and forced upward behind his back. /ˈhæməˌlɒk/ noun 1. a wrestling hold in which a wrestler twists his opponent’s arm upwards behind his back
noun An authoritative person; strongman [1950s+ Black; perhaps an echo of John Henry]
noun, Mining. 1. a mill for breaking up ore or crushing coal.