moose test

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Etymology[edit]

From Swedish älgtest (which see for more), from German Elchtest; although a Swedish test, the word was coined in German and then calqued into Swedish.

Noun[edit]

moose test (plural moose tests)

  1. A test of the stability of a vehicle, which determines the maximum speed it can have and still steer clear of an obstacle (such as a child or a large animal running in front of the car) without going out of control.
  2. Any stringent test of the quality of a product (also used figuratively).
    He passed the moose test.

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