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bulldozer (plural bulldozers)
- A tractor with an attached blade for pushing earth and building debris for coarse preliminary surface grading, demolishing building structures, etc.
- 2022 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 948, page 43:
- Typically for the 'get-on-with-it' era, the railway and military worked like demons to restore the vital rail link. The crater was rapidly filled in and the earth tamped solid, the wreckage was removed by breakdown trains, new rails and sleepers were rushed forward by willing hands, and US Army bulldozers piled in. By 2020 on the same day, both tracks were open for traffic again where there had been a gaping pit just hours before.
- One who bulldozes.
- (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.
- (by extension) A bully; an overbearing individual.
- (member of intimidating white US Southerners): regulator
- blade (slang, 1940s and after)
- To bulldoze (push through forcefully).
- They bulldozered through the crowd.
- a bulldozer (crawler tractor with an attached blade)
bulldozer m (plural bulldozers)
- “bulldozer”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
bulldozer m (plural bulldozeres)