demolition derby


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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The last summer demolition derby in Upperco will be held Saturday, Aug. 10. Shiela Johnson,, "North Carroll: Fire Company Parade returning to Hampstead; last summer demolition derby in Upperco," 22 July 2019 Horse and oxen pulling contests and displays of perfect pickles and pies compete for attention with carnival rides, live music, and kid-favorite school bus demolition derbies., "Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market," 14 June 2016 The $25 unlimited ride wristband special continues on Friday from 1-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to Midnight Saturday features the demolition derby at 1 p.m. at the Action Center. Jenny Whidden, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From contests to deals, here's everything you need to know about the 177th Waukesha County Fair," 16 July 2019 Each of the fair’s 23 days will feature concerts at the Hangar stage and events such as ATV racing, monster trucks, rodeos and demolition derbies at the Action Sports Arena. Priscella Vega,, "O.C. Fair applies finishing touches to open ‘Acres of Fun’ in Costa Mesa," 7 July 2019 Some of the activities at the fair will include a rodeo, horse racing, monster truck events, a demolition derby, a carnival, fair exhibits, food and drink. Doug Duran, The Mercury News, "Photos: Alameda County Fair horse races in Pleasanton," 22 June 2019 So some weekends also feature demolition derbies, RV races, car soccer featuring a huge metal ball. Chris Erskine, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A speedway, a spectacle, a sensational Saturday night," 20 June 2019 Watch a demolition derby, cruise the agriculture and craft exhibits, turn the kids loose on the carnival rides, and get up close to farm animals., "Things to do in Greater Boston this summer," 1 July 2018 Local fairs offer everything from animals and carnival rides to food and demolition derbies. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "County fair guide: Here's when fairs in Central Indiana get underway," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of demolition derby

circa 1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of demolition derby

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

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