demolition derby

noun

Definition of demolition derby

1 :a contest in which skilled drivers ram old cars into one another until only one car remains running
2 :something that resembles a demolition derby in destructiveness

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First Known Use of demolition derby

circa 1953


DEMOLITION DERBY Defined for English Language Learners

demolition derby

noun

Definition of demolition derby for English Language Learners

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


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