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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But the fair also includes some eclectic programming over the weekend, including a demolition derby, rodeo, drag race and truck and tractor pull. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "7 things to do on Labor Day in Cleveland," 2 Sep. 2019 There’s also diverse live music with Aaron Watson, Ramon Ayala, The Beach Boys, Halestorm, Brett Young, 38 Special and Banda Machos, along with monster trucks, rodeo contests and a demolition derby. John Wenzel, The Know, "From street art and beer to baseball and turkey legs, eight ways to celebrate Labor Day 2019 in Denver," 28 Aug. 2019 This year’s event also included a canine dock-diving event, and many other different types of entertainment, including bands, a demolition derby, and a truck pull. Melanie Savage, courant.com, "Lions Host 60th Annual Lebanon Country Fair," 23 Aug. 2019 The fairgrounds holds events throughout the year, including demolition derbies. Scott Wartman, Cincinnati.com, "A 'dire' situation, inscrutable finances, plummeting attendance: Is this the end for the Hamilton County Fair?," 14 July 2019 Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis and Costa Mesa Fire Chief Dan Stefano go head to head during the Orange County Fair’s Motorhome Madness demolition derby Friday night. Julia Sclafani, Daily Pilot, "It’s Motorhome Madness as police and fire chiefs crash the O.C. Fair for demolition derby," 10 Aug. 2019 Be sure to catch the more destructive standards, such as chain-saw art, monster trucks and a demolition derby. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 8 Aug. 2019 Morgan County Fair Enjoy animals and exhibits, a Travis Tritt concert, carnival rides, demolition derby, Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, live entertainment, RC Derby Monsters, rabbit roundup, Chopped Challenge, dirt bike racing and more. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 18 July festivals to fill your summer," 9 July 2019 The Alameda County Fair, which ends this weekend, features a carnival, shows, fair exhibits, horse racing, a demolition derby, pig racing, a motocross stunt show, food and drinks and much more. Doug Duran, The Mercury News, "Photos: Fan at the Fair," 6 July 2019

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circa 1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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demolition derby

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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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