Share this entry

Share this page

demolition derby

Line breaks: demo|li¦tion derby
Pronunciation: /ˈdəːbi
 
/

Definition of demolition derby in English:

noun

North American
A competition in which cars are driven into each other until only one car 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.

Definition of demolition derby in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure