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 While covering the Salazar piece in East Los Angeles, Thompson had accepted another assignment from Sports Illustrated to cover the Mint 400 Off-Road motorcycle and dune buggy race in the desert outside Vegas, which was sponsored by Del Webb’s Mint Hotel and Casino. Rory Feehan, SPIN, 9 Nov. 2023 Commandos in gliders, trucks, and dune buggies raided Israeli military posts around Gaza. Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, 7 Oct. 2023 The Meyers Manx is the OG fiberglass dune buggy and inspired legions of copycats and competitors. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 27 May 2023 Because of this, the brand had to blow the dune buggy up so that an adult could actually get behind the wheel. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 10 July 2023 Boyd posted a photo of the group posing in front of a dune buggy in the desert Thursday on Instagram. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 5 May 2023 Tour through the desert in a 4x4, or go extreme off-roading in a dune buggy or on a quad bike with Expert Rangers. Latifah Al-Hazza, Travel + Leisure, 25 July 2023 Read the full story Tamiya Wild One Max This electric dune buggy might look familiar, as its a full-scale version of the Tamiya Wild One RC car released in 1985. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 14 July 2023 The alleged shooter, Wallace Mannin Kirkland, 59, of Sorrento, Florida, was standing on the side of a road with his wife and their neighbor when another man drove by in a dune buggy, according to an arrest affidavit. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 17 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dune buggy was in 1955

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“Dune buggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dune%20buggy. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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dune buggy

: a motor vehicle with oversize tires for use on sand
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