dune buggy


Definition of dune buggy

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

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The cars are a cross between ATVs and dune buggies. Washington Post, "Firefighter killed in gas explosion, fire near Madison," 11 July 2018 As Christian Hill chased a football toward Lakepointe Street on Detroit's east side, a dune buggy, racing a motorbike, slammed into him. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "ATVs prowl Detroit streets illegally, crashes on the rise," 26 Apr. 2018 He and Ryan ferret out parts the way small-town boys build dune buggies, using whatever is lying around—an old bed frame, a bench seat, a small-block engine. Genesee Keevil, Popular Mechanics, "The Rush: What the World's Greatest Gold Prospector Knows," 17 May 2018 Also burned in the fire were a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a Sand Rail dune buggy parked in the garage. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Fire destroys RV and garage, spares two-story house," 15 May 2018 Older racers can fly, while younger kids can truck along on a kiddie track and a kiddie dune buggy track. Kit Waskom Pollard, baltimoresun.com, "Delaware beaches: 21 places to take the kids, from Lewes to Fenwick," 8 May 2018 After the 13-year-old boy was severely injured in a dune buggy accident, his parents made the difficult decision to donate his organs following days of him being apparently brain dead, according to Fox 10. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "'Miracle' Boy, 13, Who Was Apparently Brain Dead Wakes After Parents Sign Organ Donation Papers," 6 May 2018 McKinley was involved in a dune buggy accident, which left him with seven skull fractures. Marie Simoneaux, NOLA.com, "Alabama boy 'comes back to life' after parents prep to donate his organs: report," 6 May 2018 After the 13-year-old boy was severely injured in a dune buggy accident, his parents made the difficult decision to donate his organs following days of him being brain-dead, according to Fox 10. Stephanie Petit, ajc, "'Miracle' boy wakes after parents sign organ donation papers and days of being brain-dead," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of dune buggy

1955, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dune buggy

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

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