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

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sleeper, slumberer

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Examples of dozer in a Sentence

the crash abruptly wakened the dozers on the bus

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The Assault Breacher Vehicle removes the vehicle’s turret and main gun and instead adds a mine plow, dozer blade, ordnance removal charges, and an explosive mine-clearing system. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Robotic M1 Abrams Battle Tank Can Smash Through Enemy Defenses," 8 May 2019 Also assisting fire control efforts were 180 engines, 24 water tenders, 32 dozers and 27 helicopters. Julia Sclafani, sacbee, "Northern California wildfire updates: Pacific Crest Trail closures in effect despite progress on Klamathon Fire," 11 July 2018 More than 1,100 firefighters are battling the blaze, along with six helicopters and 13 dozers to reinforce containment and suppress the flames. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, "Northern California wildfires roundup: Latest details, map," 25 June 2018 At least 237 firefighters are continuing firefighting efforts Monday, using seven dozers and two helicopters, according to Cal Fire. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, "Northern California wildfires roundup: Latest details, map," 25 June 2018 At the same time, additional spot fires erupted along the dozer line west of the original spot fire. Peter Rowe,, "Father's Day without a hero dad: how a widow and her two daughters celebrate his memory," 17 June 2018 With the efforts of about 400 personnel with equipment -- including 8 crews, 4 helicopters, 20 engines, 5 dozers, 1 water tender and other support staff -- the blaze is 79 percent contained, officials said. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Tinder Fire in Arizona has destroyed 33 homes and is still burning," 6 May 2018 Dump trucks, excavators, dozers, motor graders and wheel loaders are all used. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The dirt at RodeoHouston is a very special kind of dirt," 19 Feb. 2018 Approximately 925 firefighters from all over the region, equipped with choppers, dozers and engines, have been battling the blaze. Amanda Montell, Woman's Day, "8,000-Acre California Wildfire Drives Mass Evacuation," 3 May 2013

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First Known Use of dozer

1942, in the meaning defined above

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