Hammer lane



noun phrase

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”]

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    [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



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    noun, Mining. 1. a mill for breaking up ore or crushing coal.



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