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  • n. the height above ground of the top horizontal tube of the frame of a bicycle; should be less than the height above ground of the rider's groin
  • adj. using intimidation or threat of force to coerce others into submission or compliance. e.g. "standover tactics" or "standover man".


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  • Cane harvested this year will include so-called standover material left from 2010 because of rain, cane planted last year and re-growth crops harvested over several seasons. -- Top News

  • Still, fit can be important, and this video spotted by a reader at "Zlogblog" which is relatively unsafe for work shows one technique for determining proper standover height:

    Hairy Situations: Embracing Patterns

  • In general, for the correct standover height, look for bikes with:

    Children's bike sizing guide

  • Immediately after he was shot last Friday, he was a 'businessman', yesterday he was a 'loan shark' and 'standover con man'.

    things I don't get

  • And I'll be damned if the standover height is too tall for the Gene Simmons doll.

    Keep It Simple, Stupid: Go Fixie!

  • Hi gigi, if Gordon Ramsey wasn't such a great chef, he could've had a whole other gangster career as a standover man.

    At My Table

  • She is reported to have control of at least one gang who will standover, bully and even kill for her.

    Firedoglake » If the Gnome Is in the Garden, Meet at the Jefferson Memorial at High Noon…

  • The Sports Minister and factional toe-cutter stood up to the former standover man on Twitter today after Read criticised Senator Arbib's attempt to restore lawn bowls coverage on the ABC.

    The Australian | News |

  • Medich and Gattellari are awaiting trial for the murder of standover man Michael McGurk, who was shot dead in September 2009. | Top Stories

  • Statements released last night also implicate Williams in the murder of standover man and drug dealer Nik "The Russian" Radev, with Mr Dale allegedly keeping the slain crime kingpin updated on the investigation. | Top Stories


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