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 company does have plans to offer EVs in the near future including the Ram Rev electric pickup, the Fiat 500e small car and an electric Dodge muscle car. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 20 Oct. 2023 The show features low riders, muscle cars, air cooled, classics and imports. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, proud owners show off their antiques, hot rods, and muscle cars, often while bands perform on the main stage. 7. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2023 The meetup is open to all car enthusiasts and all cars from exotics and European to muscle cars and hot rods along with trucks and motorcycles. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Aug. 2023 The danger of going overboard with rocket-like thrust is the potential that its handling capabilities might pale in comparison to its straight-line prowess (see: 1960s muscle cars). Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 16 Aug. 2023 The 2023 Demon 170 is simply an outrageous send-off to what were already some of the wildest muscle cars on the planet. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 22 Mar. 2023 There aren’t many vehicles, let alone muscle cars, that are talked about as reverently as the Black Ghost. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2023 Topline The Chevrolet Camaro, an iconic muscle car famous from NASCAR races and films like Transformers, is going out of production after its most recent revival seven years ago, General Motors announced Wednesday. Ana Faguy, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of muscle car was in 1966

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“Muscle car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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