20 definitions by Tom from the Shore

Psychiatric ward. So called because Australians have a reputation for being goofballs.
Babs had a bout of depression and spent a week in the Australian Think Tank
by Tom from the Shore October 23, 2007
A derogatory term for Italians, drawn from the word "guinea."
Things were okay until those spaghettie-bending guinzoids started coming around here.
by Tom from the Shore October 24, 2007
A term often used to refer to a toy or model train. Lionel is a company that has been making electric trains for over 100 years. Its name has become synonymous with model trains in America. Lionel is often used as a catch-all term for electric trains, whether they are Lionel brand or not. Most of the time, the term refers to the three-rail "O" and "O27" gauge trains. However, it can refer to any model train.
Every holiday season, John has a Lionel running under the Yule tree.

My grandfather used to have Lionels.
by Tom from the Shore November 15, 2007
1) A specific type of model electric train. Known both as H.O. scale and H.O. gauge. The letters come from "Half-O", since H.O. was originally half the size of an O gauge train. The scale of H.O. is 1/67, and its gauge is 16.5mm. H.O. trains are the most popular size in the world.

2) the scale of H.O. trains, which is 1/87. It can eb applied to trains, minitaure figures, or model kits.
1) Jimmy has a set of H.O. trains running in his basement.

The Hobby Shop carries H.O. trains

2) Are those model plains 1/72 or H.O. scale?

This diorama is done to a precise H.O. scale.
by Tom from the Shore November 15, 2007
Slang term for a Zambian soldier. The term originated in the 1970s with White mercenaries in the region of Zambia, Rhodesia, Botswana, South Africa.
The Zamboons were trading mortar fire with Botswana.
by Tom from the Shore October 25, 2007
A derogatory phrase to denote anything Chinese. This is a rhyming slur.
by Tom from the Shore November 17, 2007
Field artillery slang. High angle primers are a nonexistent item that is used to trick rookies. Often used to send unsuspecting rookies on a wild goose chase.(Regular artillery primers work at low and high angles, so there is no high-angle version of them).
"Go down to the motor pool and ask Sergeant Williams for some high angle primers."
by Tom from the Shore October 30, 2007