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  1. thingamajig: Iforgot to press the hickeymadoodle on the gilhooley (1940s+)
  2. A skid in which a car ends up facing in the reverse direction (1950s+ Car racing)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • Baker lifted a high fly to right field, and after the catch gilhooley raced to third and was safe by half an inch.

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