stock car

noun

Definition of stock car

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

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The modified body style is an open-wheel car, compared to the stock cars in the Cup Series. Nick Kelly, BostonGlobe.com, "Behind the scenes at a NASCAR race: This is how Ryan Preece’s team rolls," 26 July 2019 In stock car racing, this conversion is from the chemical energy stored in gasoline to the kinetic energy of motion. Christine Helms, The Conversation, "NASCAR may be the fastest way to learn about physics," 8 Aug. 2019 In the late 1970s and through the late 1990s, top stock car drivers like Trickle, Mark Martin, Kenny Schrader and Rusty Wallace raced the Speedway. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, "There’s loads of State Fair racing history at the Dakota County Fair," 6 Aug. 2019 At Westport Stadium, a season-high 7,300 fans see Baltimore’s Bob Whay defeat Peewee Pobletts, of Randallstown, in the 50-lap feature stock car race on the 1/5-mile clay oval. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, "This Week in Baltimore Sports History: Ripken, Mussina combine for grand triumph," 30 June 2019 Back then, the level of competition and preparedness of teams and drivers had far more disparity than the modern era of stock car racing. Jason Hoffman, Cincinnati.com, "XFinity Series driver Daniel Hemric chasing perfection at Kentucky Speedway," 12 July 2018 Moving up: Two-time 4-cylinder champion Michael Tobuch Jr. debuted a street stock car Friday that looked mighty familiar. Tony Baranek, Daily Southtown, "Go get 'em, Joe: Vinachi taking aim at next step to late-model success at Grundy County Speedway," 2 June 2018 Patrick announced her retirement from NASCAR before last season's championship race in November, but then ran the 2018 Daytona 500 as her final stock car race. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "Kyle Busch wins Coca-Cola 600 pole, but why is NASCAR's best driver starting last? | Charlotte Observer," 24 May 2018 On many nights, that heart pumps like the pistons in a stock car, a source of energy for the Cubs to utilize. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "As Cubs look for first-half surge, can Willson Contreras find his hot streak?," 18 May 2018

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1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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stock car

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stock car

: a car used for racing that has the same basic structure as a car normally sold to the public but has a more powerful engine, a stronger frame, etc.

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