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soapbox derby Syllabification: soap·box der·by

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Soap Box Derby trademark)

Definition of soapbox derby in English:

noun

A race for children driving motorless, improvised vehicles made from crates and crudely resembling race cars.
Example sentences
  • Today, soapbox derby has been technologized all out of proportion to the point where very few, if any, practice it.
  • A group of middle school boys are competing in a soapbox derby set in gently rolling hills.
  • While I welcome anything that makes life more exciting, including plagues, famines, train derailments, soapbox derby related deaths, and total chaos, I tend to prefer it be organized.

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