Trucker's / CB Slang and Technical TermsPage 2 (from the book "Woody's World of CB")
Cabbage A long steep incline in eastern Oregon. ("I jammed the brakes pulling off Cabbage").
Cabover A truck with no hood, the cab is over the engine
Cactus Patch Phoenix AZ; Roswell, NM
Camera Police radar
Can Shell of a CB set, or tunable coil in CB set
Candy Man FCC
Capital J Jackson, MS
Capital City Raleigh, NC
Cartel A group hogging a channel
Cash Register Toll booth
Catch ya on the flip-flop I'll talk to you on my return trip
Cell Block Location of the base station
Chain Gang Members of a CB club
Channel 25 The telephone
Channel 9 Emergency channel
channel 19 the "unofficially" official truckers channel.
Chew'm choke Restaurant
Checking my Eyelids for Pin holes Tired or sleepy
Check the seatcovers Look at that passenger (usually a woman)
Chicken Coup, / chicken house n. Weigh Station
Chicken Coup is Clean Weigh Station is closed.
Chicken Inspector Weigh station inspector
Circle City Indianapolis, IN
Chopped Top A short antenna
Choo-Choo town Chattanooga, TN
Christmas Card Speeding ticket
Christmas Tree 18 Wheeler with an excess of running lights
Chrome Dome Mobile unit with a roof antenna
Cigar City Tampa, FL
Citizens Band The radio service used by CB'ers.
City Kitty City police
Clarifier Found on SSB rigs, this control varies the receiver frequency to help tune the other station in (called "delta-tune" on AM rigs). Because sideband is so sensitive, it's a common practice to "open" the transmit side of a clarifier so that the Transmit and Receive frequencies are tied together.
Clean Cat An unmodified rig
Clean Shot / Clean as a hounds tooth Road ahead is free of obstructions, construction, and police
Cleaner channel Quiter channel ("Let's find a cleaner channel to talk on")
Clear Final transmission ("this is 505 and I'm clear")
Clear after you You are ending transmission after the other person finishes signing off.
Clear as a spring day Same as "Clean Shot"
Coffee Bean Waiter or waitress
Coffee Break Informal gathering of CB'ers
Coke stop Restroom
Cold Rig 18 wheeler pulling a refrigerated trailer
Collect Call Call for a specific CB'er.
Come again Repeat your last transmission
Come Back Answer my call
Comic Book Truckers Log book
Concrete Blonde Hooker
Cooking Good Reached desired speed.
Copy Receiving a message : "Do you copy?"
Container Chassis and shell of a CB rig
Corn Binder International Truck
Cotton mouth Thirsty
Cotton picker Non-profane profanity; replaces any variety of 4 letter words.
County Mountie County police / Sheriff's dept.
dead head, v. to haul an empty truck. Driving empty means you usually are not getting paid for the trip, you have to drive.
somewhere to get a load.
diesel car, n. a "real" truck (18 wheeler)
do what?, v. I did not copy/understand your last transmission, could you please repeat it ?
double nickel, n. means 55, usually in reference to inquiries about the speed limit.
driver, n. refers to the person you were talking to / the radio operator receiving your transmissions.
eighty fifth street, n. refers to I85
fire in the wire, n. this means an amplified AM transmission see note 1 (see also foot warmer, side piece)
flat bed, n. a flat bed truck
flip flop, v. a U-turn ( "Full blown bear did a flip - flop and is south bound and hammered down"). Can also mean the return trip ( i.e. "catch you on the flip - flop").
FM, n. am/fm radio ( the term radioby itself refers to the CB )
foot warmer, n. refers to a linear amplifier (see also side piece, fire in the wire).
forty two, v. I understand and agree with you. ("Forty-Two, driver, I heard that idea, I did!").
*four wheeler, n. anyone who is not a trucker (specifically a car). This term is usually preceded bby ssome form of an expletive. (i.e. a "swear word") as truckers are not always impressed by the way some four wheelers drive. This term is not always meant in a bad way as truckers call all cars four - wheelers
front door, pron. in front of you or to the front ("you got a bear about 2 miles on your front door").
gold city, n. Goldsboro, NC
*good buddy, n. a term no longer used unless you are deliberately trying to annoy someone (it now means gay)
good neighbor, n. same as driver the person you are talking with (this has replaced "good buddy")
hammer lane, n. left lane of traffic
hammer down, v., adj. vehicle moving fast ("smokey west bound and hammered down"). Also make a car move fast ("Hammer down driver").
hand, n. same as driver. ("preeshaydit there hand.") I have no idea where this came from, but they call each other things like Hand, or Bubba, or Driver.
handle, pron. your name on the CB radio - kind of a call sign so that others recognize you.
happy happy, n. means happy new year ( "have a great happy happy")
home twenty, n. dwelling. In particular, the person talking's house, apartment, condo, etc.
key down, v. when you try to talk over someone that is transmitting. Also a type of competition where the biggest radio wins!
linear, n. a linear amplifier. This is the type of amplifier that is used to amplify an AM transmission.
local/local information, n, call for local information (" break for some local information ").
log book, n. it's a diary for truckers/one of the things they check at the chicken coops (4 wheelers wouldn't understand).
meatwagon, n. name for an ambulance.
merry merry, n. means merry Christmas (" have a wonderful merry merry")
modulator, n. a type of amplifier used for AM transmissions.
moving on, v. means you have quit jabbin' and are now driving (see also stepping on, rolling on).
mud duck, n. a really weak/poor radio signal
ninety fifth street, n. I95
nodamene?,interj. do you understand what I am saying? (right? works here too).
no doubt, interj. the truth of your last statement is undeniable.
parking lot, n. a truck that is used to transport several cars "piggy back".
pickemup truck, n. a pick up truck.
plain wrapper, n. term for an unmarked police car....can also use color of car, ie. "blue wrapper" (see also bear).
preeshaydit, adj. thank you very much.
queen city, n. Charlotte, NC
radio, n. a CB, ie. "what kind of radio are you talking on?"
radio check, n. a call to see if your radio is working.
rascal,n. term identifying a person that is known by the speaker ("That rascal owes me money ").
REACT, n. nation wide group of volunteers who monitor channel 9 for emergency traffic.
readin' the mail, v. just listening to the CB ( not actively talking )
right?, interj. what truckers end almost every sentence with (it seems they like to talk in questions)."ROGER" can be substituted. here.
roger, interj. means "yes" or "OK"
rolling on, v. same as steppin' on (not used that much).
sand bagging , v. to listen in on a channel without talking
shoot you in the back/tail pipe/gastank, v. police operating radar (usually from an exit ramp) as you drive past them.
short short, n. a short amount of time
side piece, n. also refers to a linear amplifier (see also foot warmer, fire in the wire) note 1
skip, n. CB ( and other short-wave frequencies ) tend to be reflected from the atmosphere. These transmissions can be heard many miles from the source of the transmission. This is called " skip " note 2
speed limit, n. what a four wheeler is constantly unaware of ( besides being oblivious to surrounding traffic). A four wheeler will travel five miles an hour below the posted limit if a state trooper is following them, because it is suddenly extremely important that they obey the law for some reason (they haven't obeyed it before,why start now? )
stand on it, v. accelerate with a quickness
stepping on, v. means same as (see also moving on, rolling on)
taking pictures, v. police operating a radar gun
ten-four, pron. means "OK"/ "YES"
ten-twenty, pron. location
ten-thirty three, pron. emergency
ten-thirty six, pron. call for correct time
turkey day, n. thanksgiving
turn signal, n. a light on the back of a vehicle which indicates future direction of movement. This is the one piece of equipment that a four wheeler will only use if there is a police officer immediately behind him, otherwise, the four wheelers simply forget they have one ( although they seem to be aware that the cruise control is mounted on the little stick thing)
walked on ya, v. someone keyed up with you and your
transmission was unintelligible
whachyathank?,interj. similar to right? when used at the end of the sentence ("I gotta go to work early tomorrow, whatchathank?").
yard,n. name for the parking lot of a driver's company
("sitting here in the yard, waiting to load up")
yardstick,n. name for mile marker on major highways