dune buggy

noun

Definition of dune buggy

: an off-road motor vehicle with oversize tires for use especially on sand

Examples of dune buggy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her selfies often include makeup that looks like they were applied while driving a dune buggy. Nojan Aminosharei, Harper's BAZAAR, "No One Does It Like Patti Harrison," 31 Dec. 2020 The owner of Peninsula Comics pulled up in a dune buggy, walked through the cluttered store and opened up the world. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area indie bookstores fight to survive the winter. Here’s how we save them all," 15 Dec. 2020 But instead of a ferocious Lamborghini V12, the two-wheel drive Cheetah used a 180 hp 5.9-liter Chrysler V8 mounted in the rear (like a classic dune buggy) and mated it to a three-speed automatic. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "The Hummer's 40-Year Journey From Military Hero to Electrified Future Truck," 25 Oct. 2020 The rest of us – my mom, my brother, sister and spouses – gathered on the west coast of Michigan for a long weekend of food, fun, debate and dune buggy riding. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Biking, beaching, dune buggies and a birthday bash in South Haven, Michigan," 8 Oct. 2020 The Aquaman actor, 40, went shirtless to get clean after becoming completely caked in mud while riding a dune buggy. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Shirtless Jason Momoa Gets Hosed Off in Muddy Instagram Post: 'Hard to Explain This One'," 31 July 2020 The plan is for NASA and the European Space Agency to launch a dune buggy in 2026 to fetch the rock samples, along with a rocket ship that will put the specimens into orbit around Mars. Marcia Dunn, Anchorage Daily News, "NASA’s new Mars rover Perseverance blasts off on search for ancient life," 30 July 2020 The plan is for NASA and the European Space Agency to launch a dune buggy in 2026 to fetch the rock samples, plus a rocket ship that will put the specimens into orbit around Mars. Marcia Dunn, BostonGlobe.com, "‘On our way to Mars’: NASA rover will look for signs of life," 30 July 2020 On Thursday afternoon, officials from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department drove up and down the beach in dune buggies and golf carts, honking their horns and yelling at the throngs of beachgoers to disperse. Paris Martineau, Wired, "A Beach Town Wrestles With Cutting Its Economic Lifeline," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of dune buggy

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Dune buggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dune%20buggy. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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dune buggy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dune buggy

: a small vehicle with very large tires for driving on sand

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