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4.
Cooler than cool, The pinnacle of awesomeness
Dude, that backflip off the garage was totally 87 hetfield
by Leonardfromcanada October 08, 2007
 
1.
The pinnacle of awesomeness (Origin: In 1987, Metallica's James Hetfield was the pinnacle of awesomeness. Thus, the term "'87 Hetfield" applies to anything that can be considered to be the most awesome of the awesome, the most badass of the badass.)
"Dude, you're telling me that while he was passed out in the next room, you fucked his drunk girlfriend on their couch twice AND once with a beer bottle? That's totally '87 Hetfield!"
by JimmyTheRaceCarDriver May 27, 2009
 
2.
The coolest of the cool. In 1987, James Hetfield, lead singer/guitar player for metallica, was the embodiment of cool. Awesome personififed. Can be abbreviated as '87. Used by The Dillinger Escape Plan and others in the know.
That shirt your wearing is totally '87 Hetfield.
by crispen October 13, 2007
 
3.
1) Something that can't get any better. 2) The most rocking year for the most rocking dude, Metallica's James Hetfield.
1) "Hey man, did you try the coke slushie? It's totally '87 Hetfield!"

2)"Most rocking year and most rocking dude? I'd have to go with '87 Hetfield."
by Flammy Snake April 26, 2006
 
5.
a synonym for cool, awesome, sleek, bad-ass, smooth, masculine, desirable, bearded, fast, incredible, better than you, etc. (based on Metallica's front-man James Hetfield)
hey man, that's '87 Hetfield.
by Terror Hubris September 08, 2010