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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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One is keenly of naval aviation's greatest readiness degraders is foreign-object damage or FOD. Any maintainer who has experienced its impact aware that this hazard must be prevented.
[ClickPress, Wed Apr 10 2019] Airport runway foreign object debris (FOD) detection systems market revenues are likely to witness a decline in 2018, after surpassing US$ 100 million in revenues in 2017.
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Gan fod maint y gaer yn sylweddol a fod cymhariaeth gyda bryngaerau cyfagos fel Dinas Dinowrwig, Tre'r Ceiri.
Release date- 16082019 - Rolls-Royce has developed an innovative app which will allow users to track and record foreign object debris (FOD), a common cause of engine damage, straight from their smart phone.
Gyda 10 miliwn o dunelli yn cael eu taflu i ffwrdd, medrai 75% ohono fod wedi cael ei ddefnyddio.
Beijing Capital International Airport has announced it has selected Xsight Systems' FOD Detection solution for installation on its East Runway, the company said.
The primary objectives of an FOD prevention walk was to increase general awareness to the causes and effects of FOD and to promote active involvement through specific techniques, and stress good work habits through work disciplines.
"The main purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about FOD and its serious impact on the aviation industry," said Suleiman Albassam, GACA vice president.
With globally registered patents, the FOD barrier(TM) was developed in-house by Airvix's team of aeronautical and mechanical engineers, in accordance with FAA requirements.
FOD certainly appears a great candidate to be the next acronym to shake up the world of manufacturing.