muscle car

\ -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

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Winding down this weekend, the glamorous Monterey scene includes American muscle cars. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Dodge plays to muscle car niche with power, technology," 16 Aug. 2019 The car enthusiasts drove their classic and modern muscle cars, a McLaren, two Ferraris, a Porsche and a classic BMW alongside Cal Fire trucks and sheriff’s patrol cars. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Community celebrates new home for wounded veteran," 16 Aug. 2019 The iconic muscle car was found in 2018 and was displayed at that year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Trevor Fraser,, "Mecum auto auction scores iconic Mustang from ‘Bullitt’," 15 Aug. 2019 So instead of going back to its muscle car days, Roger wants to put more mileage on a Yugo. San Diego Union-Tribune, "NFL magic number should be 14, not 18, as in games played," 27 July 2019 Watch classic cars, muscle cars, hot-rods, kit-cars and more cruise down Main Street. Ramona Sentinel, "Our Town Calendar of Events: July 25-31," 24 July 2019 The muscle car was owned by his father, Dave Kramer, who drove it while attending a Minnesota high school in the 1970s. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "From 1971 Chevelle to 2019 Camaro, Sterling’s Deric Kramer drives fast," 20 July 2019 After just a few minutes on screen, the rageful 17-year-old was threatening to run over the trio of boys with his muscle car. Kelsea Stahler,, "Stranger Things' Dacre Montgomery Breaks Down Billy's Major Season 3 Ch-Ch-Changes," 5 July 2019 His dad owned a mechanic business and worked with muscle cars. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "Mika's makeup artist on coming out: Live your truth," 27 June 2019

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of muscle car

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

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