a contest in which drivers deliberately and repeatedly crash old cars into each other, on a racetrack or in an enclosed area, with the winner being the last vehicle still moving after all others have been disabled.
Informal. any event or circumstance having the chaotically destructive character of such a competition.
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How to use demolition derby in a sentence
Amid the confusion, talking-points about what went wrong were circulated until they became messier than a state-fair demolition derby.By Making the Jan. 6 Probe Political, Republicans Stand to Re-Run Benghazi Playbook | Philip Elliott | July 14, 2021 | Time
Iowa is now the first outpost of what has essentially become a televised demolition derby.
British Dictionary definitions for demolition derby
mainly US and Canadian a competition in which contestants drive old cars into each other until there is only one car left running
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