muscle car

noun
\ -ˌkär How to pronounce muscle car (audio) \

Definition of muscle car

: any of a group of American-made 2-door sports coupes with powerful engines designed for high-performance driving

Examples of muscle car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat puts cargo carrier and muscle car into the same package. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "A muscle car for the SUV crowd: FCA introduces a Durango powered by a Hellcat," 2 July 2020 An annual spring festival at one of the nation’s premier motorsports tracks, Lone Star Nationals features more than 2,000 street rods, muscle cars, classic cruisers and trick trucks all in one Texas-size venue. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "11 fun things to do the week of March 13-19 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 12 Mar. 2020 In addition to Fiat, Peugeot, and Citroën, their car brands will include Alfa Romeo, Dodge muscle cars, Ram trucks, Jeep SUVs, Opel and Vauxhall cars, and Maserati luxury cars. Jack Ewing, BostonGlobe.com, "Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot in accord to unite," 18 Dec. 2019 Nearly two months after suffering a major back injury in the crash of his vintage muscle car in California, Hart made a return to social media at the end of last month to thank fans for their support and reflect on how his point of view has altered. Leora Arnowitz, USA TODAY, "People's Choice Awards: Kevin Hart makes first major appearance since car crash, shares thanks," 11 Nov. 2019 Nick Filippides loves two things: American muscle cars and the military. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "How a unique muscle car made it to US Army Base Camp in Kuwait," 21 Mar. 2020 The snapshots show off a new, sleek design for the Batmobile, which appears similar to an American muscle car, a far cry from previous movies' heavily armored vehicle. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Check out the new Batmobile: Robert Pattinson's hot 'Batman' ride revealed," 4 Mar. 2020 Open to classics, hot rods, gassers, muscle cars, lowriders, trucks and motorcycles. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Show ‘n Shine," 20 Sep. 2019 Reeves has gone back to the basics with a muscle car equipped with a mean-looking engine. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "What the New Batmobile Says About 'The Batman'," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of muscle car

1966, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2020

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“Muscle car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muscle%20car. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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muscle car

noun
How to pronounce muscle car (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of muscle car

US, informal : an American-made two-door sports car with a powerful engine

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