funny car

noun

Definition of funny car

: a specialized dragster that has a one-piece molded body resembling the body of a mass-produced car

Examples of funny car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trained as an automotive technician, his real education came while wrenching a number of funny cars and top fuel dragsters. Paul Stenquist, New York Times, "A (Barely) Controlled Explosion, and 330 M.P.H. Before You Can Blink," 17 May 2020 John Force: Born in Bell Gardens, Force is a 16-time NHRA and one-time AHRA funny car champion driver and a 21-time champion car owner. Los Angeles Times, "Sports Report: Vote in biggest icon in L.A. sports history tournament (wild-card regional)," 9 Apr. 2020 Following Friday’s two qualifying sessions, Force stands fourth in funny car with a pass at 4.051 seconds and a top speed of 305.70 mph. Parth Upadhyaya, The Denver Post, "NHRA legend John Force chases win No. 150 at Bandimere," 19 July 2019 The other winners Sunday were Tommy Johnson Jr. (funny car), Greg Anderson (pro stock) and Andrew Hines (pro stock motorcycle). Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Steve Torrence dominates 40th Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway," 21 July 2019 The band posters showed nitrogen funny cars shooting flames. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, "Marmalade Sky," 24 June 2019 Jack Beckman topped funny car qualifying Friday in the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. Staff Report, latimes.com, "NHRA Winternationals heats up at Pomona," 10 Feb. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Funny car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/funny%20car. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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