term in common
use in the military
and arms industry since
at least WWII, now acquiring new connotation
Literally: a contraction of 'Military
Specification'; any item produced to satisfy
contract specifications for that particular item.
1. 'Milspec' was long synonymous with superior design, materials, and construction, and is often still used this
2. In common, generally civilian
, 'Milspec' is more
often intended to mean the direct
opposite: shoddy products, reflecting the growing perception that anything produce by a government
contract supplier is of the lowest possible quality.
1. This thing's totally
milspec, almost indestructible!
2. Man my last pair of boots lasted a whole week! Last time I buy that