Definition of demolition derby in English:

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demolition derby


North American
A competition in which typically older cars are driven into each other until only one is left running.
Example sentences
  • The race was twice delayed by safety cars after initial laps that resembled more a demolition derby than a Grand Prix.
  • The third and final race turned out to be more like a demolition derby.
  • The demolition derby put a fitting end to the night's classic carnage as the old cars from both classes fought each other to a standstill.

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Syllabification: dem·o·li·tion der·by

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