bulldozer

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English[edit]

A bulldozer.

Etymology[edit]

Originally bull-dozer (1875, Louisiana, US); bulldoze +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bulldozer (plural bulldozers)

  1. A tractor with an attached blade for pushing earth and building debris for coarse preliminary surface grading, demolishing building structures, etc.
  2. One who bulldozes.
  3. (historical, chiefly in the plural) A member of a self-identified group of white US Southerners who colluded to influence outcomes of post-Reconstruction elections by intimidating, coercing and bullying black voters and legislators, including burning down houses and churches, flogging and murdering opponents.
  4. (by extension) A bully; an overbearing individual.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (member of intimidating white US Southerners): regulator
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  • blade (slang, 1940s and after)

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Verb[edit]

bulldozer (third-person singular simple present bulldozers, present participle bulldozering, simple past and past participle bulldozered)

  1. To bulldoze (push through forcefully).

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bulldozer.

Noun[edit]

bulldozer c (definite plural bulldozeren, indefinite plural bulldozere, definite plural bulldozerne)

  1. a bulldozer (crawler tractor with an attached blade)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From American English bulldozer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bul.do.zɛʁ/, /byl.do.zɛʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bulldozer m (plural bulldozers)

  1. bulldozer

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bulldozer m (plural bulldozeres)

  1. bulldozer