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  1. a person who dozes.

Origin of dozer1

First recorded in 1700–10; doze1 + -er1


  1. bulldozer(def 1).

Origin of dozer2

by shortening
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Examples from the Web for dozer

Historical Examples

  • Danny was standing up at the controls of the 'dozer, waving his arms.

    Where There's Hope

    Jerome Bixby

  • His crew was struggling to get a log set so he could shove it into place with the 'dozer.

    Where There's Hope

    Jerome Bixby

  • If it's directed to knock over some little house loved by generations, that's no fault of the dozer.

  • No boisterous arguments from snuff-taking sexagenarians: all is placid —Eden-like—just as a dozer's sanctorum ought to be!

  • Uvar Ivanovitch was reposing in the attic on a wide and comfortable divan, known as a 'samo-son' or 'dozer.'

    On the Eve

    Ivan Turgenev

British Dictionary definitions for dozer


  1. mainly US short for bulldozer
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