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

Examples of demolition derby in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Together, tougher than cancer: Head to the demolition derby for their 10th annual event to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. Holly Baumbach,, 24 Sep. 2021 The demolition derby will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the grandstand. Megan Becka, cleveland, 26 July 2021 The fair will feature a number of events for the mechanically-inclined, including a tractor parade, a demolition derby, truck pulls, tractor pulls and a 4 x 4 off-road course. Melanie Savage,, 22 Aug. 2021 The demolition derby community is tightly knit, Gullo said. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Aug. 2021 Family fun and a demolition derby to support the Special Olympics. Holly Baumbach,, 22 July 2021 For car and truck lovers, this year’s fair will offer a figure 8 event, a demolition derby, truck pulls and tractor pulls. Melanie Savage,, 16 Aug. 2021 This annual Five-0 at the Dirty O event features active duty and retired police officers competing in a demolition derby to see which will be the last car standing, fun activities for the family and fireworks. Holly Baumbach,, 22 July 2021 This year’s entertainment schedule includes country star Mark Chesnutt as well as a tractor pull, vintage farm stock racing, dirt drags, local bands and a car demolition derby. Carroll County Times,, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of demolition derby

circa 1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of demolition derby was circa 1953

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11 Oct 2021

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English Language Learners Definition of demolition derby

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


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