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juggernaut

noun jug·ger·naut \ˈjə-gər-ˌnt, -ˌnät\

: something (such as a force, campaign, or movement) that is extremely large and powerful and cannot be stopped

: a very large, heavy truck

Full Definition of JUGGERNAUT

1
chiefly British :  a large heavy truck
2
:  a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path <an advertising juggernaut> <a political juggernaut>

Examples of JUGGERNAUT

  1. <there was no escaping the juggernaut of hype for the studio's biggest summer blockbuster>

Origin of JUGGERNAUT

Hindi Jagannāth, literally, lord of the world, title of Vishnu
First Known Use: 1841

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

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