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
A rescue operation is already underway, CCTV said, showing an image of two bulldozers trying to shift the debris, while videos posted by state media showed soldiers in orange jackets clambering across a field of rocks, and police also on the scene.
The moment the Iraqi troops’ bulldozers began to breach ersatz barricades made of masonry and crumpled cars, the rat-tat-tat of heavy machine guns broke through the stillness of the morning Sunday, peppering the incoming troops with bullets.
The bulldozer rolled through downtown Fort Lauderdale on a bright Friday in May, sent in by the city to clean up garbage cluttering the area around Stranahan Park.
Dig This gives customers a chance to operate an excavator or a bulldozer.
Twenty-two firefighters, six engines, a water tender and a bulldozer were brought in to work the fire.
Konrad, along with Eli Blackford, the local BLOC After School Director and community members Mark Hoffman and his son Joseph, tackled the hillside with shovels and a bulldozer, then built tiered walls.
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.
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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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