There are 2 definitions of juggernaut in English:


Line breaks: jug¦ger|naut
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌgənɔːt


1A large, heavy vehicle, especially an articulated lorry: the juggernaut thundered through the countryside
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  • Misha kept the map under her arm and walked back over to the black juggernaut, the Polish lorry driver climbing back into his cab.
  • It whizzes up steep hills with brio and remains stable as it passes coaches and juggernauts.
  • Now the juggernauts and caravans are thundering up again from the south coast on their extra lanes.
1.1A huge, powerful, and overwhelming force: the juggernaut of public expenditure
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  • He described the development, which could start as early as 2007, as ‘a huge juggernaut heading this way’.
  • The Local Government forced amalgamation juggernaut is on its way.
  • People round the world look at the US and see a powerful, war-hungry juggernaut.


mid 19th century: extension of Juggernaut.

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There are 2 definitions of juggernaut in English:


Line breaks: Jug¦ger|naut
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌgənɔːt
old-fashioned name for Jagannatha.

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