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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  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  {MUD}s  where  the  wizard  command 
  `FOD  '  results  in  the  immediate  and  total  death  of  , 
  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. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FOD 
 
  /fod/  [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  {MUD}s 
  where  the  wizard  command  "FOD  "  results  in  the 
  immediate  and  total  death  of  ,  usually  as  punishment 
  for  obnoxious  behaviour.  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. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FOD 
  Flexible  Optical  Disk  OD 
 
 




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