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demolition derby


Simple Definition of demolition derby

  • : a contest in which drivers in old cars crash into each other until only one car is still running

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of demolition derby

  1. 1 :  a contest in which skilled drivers ram old cars into one another until only one car remains running

  2. 2 :  something that resembles a demolition derby in destructiveness

Circa 1953

First Known Use of demolition derby

circa 1953

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a very small amount

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