[ boo l-doh-zer ]
/ ˈbʊlˌdoʊ zər /


a large, powerful tractor having a vertical blade at the front end for moving earth, tree stumps, rocks, etc.
a person who intimidates or coerces.

Origin of bulldozer

1875–80, Americanism; 1925–30 in the sense “tractor”; origin uncertain. See bulldoze
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British Dictionary definitions for bulldozer

/ (ˈbʊlˌdəʊzə) /


a powerful tractor fitted with caterpillar tracks and a blade at the front, used for moving earth, rocks, etc
informal a person who bulldozes
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