smart gun noun a gun with various technologies, such as proximity sensors and biometrics, that are intended to improve gun safety
The so called ‘smart gun’ has recently been causing tension in both the EU and US firearms industries.
[www.bbc.co.uk 23 May 2014]
barrel bomb noun a type of improvised explosive device made from explosives packed into a barrel
Since the end of 2013, government forces have waged a deadly aerial campaign in the city using barrel bombs, allowing them to make several gains.
[www.bbc.co.uk 28 April 2014]
The Syrian air force has used so-called ‘barrel bombs’ dropped from aircraft to try to put down a rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad.
[www.bbc.co.uk 30 May 2014]
genericide noun the use of a brand name to mean a class of similar items and the consequent dilution of that brand name’s potency
Cue rival businesses, circling the exposed brand and swooping to attach its powerful name to their own products. And if they can convince intellectual property judges that they are entitled to use it because it’s now an everyday word, that trademark is dead and buried – the victim of ‘genericide’.
[www.bbc.co.uk (Simon Tulett) 28 May 2014]