FOD /fod/ /v./ [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 behavior. 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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