stock car


: a latticed railroad boxcar for carrying livestock
: a racing car having the basic chassis of a commercially produced assembly-line model

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This is where the introduction of NASCAR’s new, seventh-generation stock car comes into play. Cole Cusumano, The Arizona Republic, 5 Nov. 2022 Gibbs and Penske are two of the elite Cup organizations who have struggled some this year with the introduction of the new Next Gen stock car, an equalizer that has helped smaller teams compete. Mark Heim |, al, 26 June 2022 Entering the 2022 season, the introduction of a brand-new, seventh-generation stock car brought promises of parity, which have since been fulfilled. Cole Cusumano, The Arizona Republic, 30 Oct. 2022 The seven-time NASCAR champion made 686 starts in a stock car and won 83 races. Fox News, 24 July 2022 Coming from Hendrick and Gibbs, Madill certainly knows his way around the rear suspension of a stock car. Cole Cusumano, The Arizona Republic, 25 June 2022 This is Allmendinger’s first tour around the track in a stock car. oregonlive, 2 June 2022 The seven-time NASCAR champion — and four-time Indianapolis winner in a stock car — went 227 mph around the speedway. Mark Heim |, al, 1 May 2022 Instead, like a stock car in NASCAR, a Rally1 car begins with a steel spaceframe chassis built to FIA specifications. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stock car was in 1858

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“Stock car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

stock car


: a racing car that is similar to regular cars

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