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A street person, homeless or bum, especially a beggar or revolting vagrant. From the Dutch "skelder", to cheat. Usage more common on the East Coast.
Some fuckin' skel shit on my front stoop! Buncha fuckin' savages!
by Dr. Badwrench June 17, 2007
A vehicle accessory for those who lack a pair of their own, consisting of a rubber scrotum and testes dangling from the underside of their bumper, trailer hitch, rear axle, etc.
bumper balls are a poor substitute for having a real pair, buddy.
by Dr. Badwrench April 06, 2008
A modified, customized motorcycle, typically a Harley Davidson, although "back in the day" Indian, Triumph and BSA motorcycles were "chopped" and these days Japanese motorcycles are being transformed into choppers.

The term "chopper" comes from the origins of motorcycle customization. Unnecessary parts were (sometimes literally) "chopped" off to reduce the weight of the motorcycle and increase its performance for racing. Rear fenders were "bobbed" (where the term "bobber" comes from), front fenders, crash bars, saddlebags, windshields, head and tail lights, kickstands, mufflers, etc. were all discarded to improve the machine's power-to-weight ratio. Forks were extended to improve ground clearance and later raked to compensate for better stability.

Contrary to popular belief, a chopper is not simply a motorcycle built with long forks, a stretched frame, chrome and billet crap and a gazillion-color $10K paintjob. True choppers are generally built from another motorcycle or motorcycles, by the owner of the motorcycle and modifications are done to the builder/owner's desires and usually done on a budget.

The big-bucks "chopper" shops do not build choppers. OCC does not build true choppers. They build custom motorcycles. A custom can emulate the classic chopper styles (bobber, East Bay lowrider, digger, fat bob, etc.) but it is not a true chopper. Same as a fibreglass-bodied 350/350-powered 5-window coupe that looks like a hot rod, it is not a true hot rod.

Whose motorcycle is this?
It's a chopper, baby.
Whose chopper is this?
It's Zed's.
Who's Zed?
Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.
by Dr. Badwrench January 06, 2007
1. Saying what you mean, and meaning what you say

2. Being vocal and active in speaking out against the government, especially during the G W Bush administration

3. What ignorant assholes use as their excuse for being ignorant assholes
1. It would be politically incorrect for a candidate to reveal their true agenda, especially if they step down from a multimillion-dollar corporate position to take a job that pays $100,00 a year.

2. Today, it is politically incorrect to say that the government has botched the Iraq invasion and persists in getting Americans killed for the benefit of a people that does not want us there.

3. Some call Ann Coulter politically incorrect, but she merely spouts the same tired diatribes and John Birch Society rhetoric, infused with her own ignorant vitriol.
by Dr. Badwrench November 10, 2007
Short for Harley Davidson, a marque of American made motorcycle. Manufactured since 1903, the Harley Davidson's most recognizable features are it's 45-degree V Twin engine and distinct exhaust sound.

Harley Davidson dominated the American motorcycle market until the mid-1960's when Honda introduced a line of smaller-displacement less intimidating lightweight bikes. The smaller Japanese bikes could not match the performance of the then ing-of-the-hill Sportster, a bona fide street racer and land-speed record holder and still the best selling middleweight motorcycle in history.

But, the less-intimidating Japanese machines became top-sellers, and changing times hurt Harley Davidson sales.

Harley Davidson was acquired by AMF in the 1960s and quality, along with sales, plummeted. The "AMF Years" almost dealt a death-blow to Harley-Davidson and saddled the motorcycles with a bad reputation which has, unfortunately, been hard to shake, even though the current production bikes have a reputation among motorcyclists as having almost bulletproof reliability.

In the 1980s, Harley was bought back from AMF and completely re-vamped. Quality was back, and customers flocked to dealers, and still do.
Rode my Harley to Sturgis last year
by Dr. Badwrench November 05, 2005
A motorcycle that has been modified by removing unnecessary parts like turn signals and crash bars, cutting the fenders down (bobbing) or even removing them completely, installing a smaller fuel tank, etc.

Originally the modifications were done to increase the motorcycle's power-to-weight ratio for increased performance and racing.

Also called a cut-down, California special or Fat Bob if the stock gas tanks are kept on.

Bobbers were the precursor to choppers.
Jimbo has a sweet Panhead bobber.
by Dr. Badwrench January 05, 2009
A title bestowed upon one who is drunk and passed out on the floor, like they are piloting the carpet.
Shit, man! You were Captain of the Carpet Ship last night.
by Dr. Badwrench September 21, 2006