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petrolhead

Line breaks: petrol|head
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛtr(ə)lhɛd
 
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Definition of petrolhead in English:

noun

British informal
A car fanatic.
Example sentences
  • If ever there was a device that so perfectly excites the petrolhead to the complete astonishment of lentil-lovers, it's the sports exhaust.
  • Nowadays, the sport does not attract such attention but has lost none of its allure for petrolheads of all ages because rallycross is a unique spectacle that combines the best of the rallying and circuit-racing worlds.
  • To most of the 80,000 petrolheads who will fill the stands at the Kent circuit, A1 is another reason to spend Sunday afternoons watching cars whizzing round in circles.

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