FOD


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FOD

/fod/ [Abbreviation for "Finger of Death", originally a spell-name from fantasy gaming] To terminate with extreme prejudice and with no regard for other people. From MUDs where the wizard command "FOD <player>" results in the immediate and total death of <player>, usually as punishment for obnoxious behaviour. This usage migrated to other circumstances, such as "I'm going to fod the process that is burning all the cycles." Compare gun.

In aviation, FOD means Foreign Object Damage, e.g. what happens when a jet engine sucks up a rock on the runway or a bird in flight. Finger of Death is a distressingly apt description of what this generally does to the engine.
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FOD certainly appears a great candidate to be the next acronym to shake up the world of manufacturing.
FOD ranges from micro-level contaminants such as excess lint to objects inadvertently left behind after maintenance or manufacturing tasks, including consumables, clothes, rags, gloves and tools.
17 FOD removals per month (the average for a deployed air wing is 0.
FOD is one of the leading reasons why we have to prematurely replace aircraft engines.
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Three months into deployment and the air wing was still finding itself having FOD issues.
Before my evening shift with VAW-115 on USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), I decided to use my FOD pouch to carry a set of keys from berthing to my work center.
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Incredibly, the Navy and Marine Corps spends about $90 million dollars on FOD-related damage every year, tens of thousands of hours fighting FOD or repairing its damage, and countless time worrying about this problem.
In the few years I have been paying homage to the FOD god, I have found some wondrous objects: a wrist watch, ink pens, nuts, bolts, screws, washers, gold necklace, rattlesnake (live), soda can, dog tags, $5 bill, cigarettes, rank insignia, an igloo cooler, a pizza box (empty), and (drum roll please) the "golden bolt," which won me a day off.