Backing It In

Technology / Motorcycle / Backing It In: Going into a corner with the rear of the motorcycle sliding while the rider is counter-steering. This is a way for a rider to scrub off speed and set the motorcycle up for a fast exit from the corner. “I was trying so hard I was backing it in to almost every corner.”
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Other Words for Backing

Backing Noun Synonyms: support, help, aid, assistance, succor, approval, endorsement, patronage, approval, sponsorship

Palmer Drought Index

Business / Agriculture / Palmer Drought Index: A measure of the severity of prolonged periods (months or years) of abnormal dryness or wetness over large regions, published periodically by the Joint Agricultural Weather Facility. The Palmer Index MORE

Pancake Landing

Technology / Aviation / Pancake Landing: an aircraft landing procedure in which the aircraft is on an even plane with the runway. As the aircraft reduces speed and lift, it drops to the ground in a flat or prone attitude. MORE

Panic Buying Or Selling

Business / Finance / Panic Buying Or Selling: Rapid trading of stocks or bonds in high volume in anticipation of sharply rising or falling prices, usually after unexpected news is released. MORE


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Painting With Light

Entertainment / Photography / Painting With Light: Technique of lighting large, dark interior. The camera, mounted on a tripod, is given a long time exposure. The photographers moves continuously around the interior, giving flash or battery powered ph MORE