Technology / Motorcycle / Suicide Shifter: Nick-name for a hand-shifter mounted onto a motorcycle. The term refers to the shift operation which requires a rider to perform the risky maneuver of removing one hand from the handlebars while shifting. Suicide shifters were common on mid-20th century Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Some custom motorcycle makers will fabricate a suicide shifter when creating a retro design.
Technology / Motorcycle / Jockey Shifter: A motorcycle shift lever that is controlled by a rider’s hand (instead of a foot) and which sits either behind the rider’s leg or is mounted on the fuel tank. It is shorter than a Suicide Shifter. MORE
Entertainment / Baseball / Suicide Squeeze Play: A play in which a runner on third breaks toward home on the pitch and the batter’s responsibility is to bunt the ball allowing the runner to score. MORE