dozer

noun (1)
doz·​er | \ ˈdō-zər How to pronounce dozer (audio) \
plural dozers

Definition of dozer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a tractor-driven machine usually having a broad horizontal blade for moving earth : bulldozer sense 2 The sound of dozers droned in the distance.— Margo Sorenson … at times he was assigned to walk beside bulldozers and help guide them. Five people worked each dozer, he told me—the operator up in his cab, a person at either end of the blade, and two others at the sides.— John McPhee

dozer

noun (2)
plural dozers

Definition of dozer (Entry 2 of 2)

: someone who dozes One of parenting life's little ironies is that babies sleep even less well when they're over-tired. By all means, limit naps if you've a diehard day-time dozer on your hands, but always … make sure that you're not denying him the day-time sleep he really needs.— Helen Brown The readers read, the dozers dozed, the workaholic mother-to-be breathed hard over her keyboard.— Lindsley Cameron

Synonyms for dozer

Synonyms: Noun (1)

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Examples of dozer in a Sentence

Noun (1) the crash abruptly wakened the dozers on the bus
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Griego said they were stopped only by a fuel break, known as a dozer line, just behind Griego’s house, which his cousin had made with a small bulldozer just that day. Karin Brulliard, Anchorage Daily News, 18 May 2022 Griego said they were stopped only by a fuel break, known as a dozer line, just behind Griego’s house, which his cousin had made with a small bulldozer just that day. Karin Brulliard, Anchorage Daily News, 18 May 2022 Crews have been working on multiple fronts around the fire's massive perimeter to herd the flames around homes by building more dozer lines, clearing brush, raking pine needles and setting up sprinkler systems. Susan Montoya Bryan, USA TODAY, 18 May 2022 Griego said they were stopped only by a fuel break, known as a dozer line, just behind Griego’s house, which his cousin had made with a small bulldozer just that day. Karin Brulliard, Anchorage Daily News, 18 May 2022 Griego said they were stopped only by a fuel break, known as a dozer line, just behind Griego’s house, which his cousin had made with a small bulldozer just that day. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, 17 May 2022 Firefighters are working to create a dozer line behind some homes in the area as well as a strong fire break northwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico, with southeast heavy winds threatening to push fires further into that city. Byjulia Jacobo, ABC News, 2 May 2022 Others require only some quick cosmetic work to smooth out sections scarred by dozer lines. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Oct. 2021 During the week, firefighters worked with the Young America’s Foundation, a conservative group that preserves the ranch, to build dozer lines and spray fire retardant around the property. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dozer

Noun (1)

1919, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1710, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

20 Jun 2022

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“Dozer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dozer. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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