bulldozer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bulldozer large powerful tractor; a large blade in front flattens areas of ground
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bulldozer One who bulldozes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bulldozer One who bulldozes; one who intimidates others by threats of violence.
    • n bulldozer A revolver.
    • n bulldozer A horizontal geared press for bending, shaping, forming, upsetting, and welding heavy bars, rods, and other metal Shapes. It consists of a massive frame which supports bending-, punching-, and shaping-dies, one die being controlled by crank-shafts from the gearing. By using double dies, two bends may be given to any piece of work at one stroke of the machine.
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Quotations

  • Maya Angelou
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    “The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.”

Usage

In literature:

Was she going to try to bulldoze him into submission?
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
Why can't women ever learn a fellow hates to be bulldozed?
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
Had he been bulldozed into recanting?
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
He had just come of age, and wanted to bulldoze me with that fact.
"The Iron Puddler" by James J. Davis
He heard the tractors and bulldozers moving along the narrow cliff above him, but he was used to the sound.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
With Ben at the control seat, on command, both cars extended broad bulldozer blades from their bows.
"Code Three" by Rick Raphael
It was like being attacked by a bulldozer.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
A great deal of rock had been shoveled and bulldozed away to expose it; it was twenty feet high and forty wide.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
You ought to be ashamed, Miss Burrows, to lend yourself to such unpatriotic methods of bulldozing honest citizens!
"Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls" by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
She was trying to bulldoze him by pretending.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
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In news:

On July 4, 1980, Grand County commissioners organized a bulldozing protest to "upgrade" a road at the boundary of a wilderness study area.
In that incident, a bulldozer was driven into a wall of the synagogue and anti-Semitic statements were painted on the temple.
The Kemper Arena is Kansas City is about to be bulldozed.
Twenty-three-year old Rachel Corrie was killed in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli Army bulldozer in 2003.
Bulldozed in the Bayou .
Firefighters say they bulldozed around the fire, and cut a line around the fire so it wouldn't spread.
The 27-2 Lady Bulldogs bulldozed Akron Archbishop Hoban 7-0 on May 26 at Akron's Firestone Stadium to win another regional championship.
(AP) — Consol Energy says the body of a bulldozer operator missing for more than a week in a West Virginia coal slurry pond has been located inside the vehicle's cab.
LUMBERPORT — Consol Energy says the body of a bulldozer operator missing for more than a week in a West Virginia coal slurry pond has been located inside the vehicle's cab.
Consol Energy says the body of a bulldozer operator missing for more than a week in a West Virginia coal slurry pond has been located inside the vehicle's cab.
Crews continued to look for a missing miner and bulldozer that slid into the impoundment with two trucks and two engineers when an embankment collapsed Friday.
Dig This in Las Vegas allows Joel to hop in the driver seat of a bulldozer to dig trenches and more.
Have you ever wanted to operate a bulldozer or excavator.
Davenport Man Killed After Being Pinned by Bulldozer.
New York will bulldoze mostly one- to two-family homes in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.
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