Definition of bulldozer
1 : one that bulldozes
2 : a tractor-driven machine usually having a broad horizontal blade for moving earth
Recent Examples of bulldozer from the Web
And the accountant who set in motion the investigation into Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of bulldozers, stands to collect the biggest whistleblower award ever.
In 2000, while imprisoned for unrelated political reasons under a previous government, his arm was chopped off when a bulldozer knocked down the wall of his jail during a prison protest.
But earlier this month U.S. defense officials told Fox News the plan included supplying machine guns, small arms, ammunition, bulldozers and armored vehicles such as the M1117 Guardian.
Websites price the civilian variant of the bulldozer at upward of $200,000.
A helicopter and six bulldozers were sent out to help extinguish the rapidly-growing blaze.
Further downstream in villages of Oltina and Spantov, authorities said evacuations had stopped as the Danube receded from century highs, but soldiers kept reinforcing flood defences using bulldozers and trucks in case water levels rise again.
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First Known Use of bulldozer
BULLDOZER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bulldozer for English Language Learners
: a powerful and heavy vehicle that has a large curved piece of metal at its front and that is used for moving dirt and rocks and pushing over trees and other structures
BULLDOZER Defined for Kids
Definition of bulldozer for Students
: a motor vehicle with tracks instead of tires and a large wide blade for pushing (as in clearing land of trees)
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