stock car

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  1. a standard model of automobile changed in various ways for racing purposes.

  2. Also called cattle car. Railroads. a boxcar for carrying livestock.

Origin of stock car

1855–60, Americanismfor def. 2

Other words from stock car

  • stock-car, adjective

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How to use stock car in a sentence

  • A freight locomotive and an empty stock car rolled out of the siding, and we took our places therein, men and horses together.

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  • He was thrown into a stock car, without a bed or blanket, and hauled over the rough, jolting road to Andersonville.

British Dictionary definitions for stock car

stock car

    • a car, usually a production saloon, strengthened and modified for a form of racing in which the cars often collide

    • (as modifier): stock-car racing

  1. US and Canadian a railway wagon designed for carrying livestock: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): cattle truck

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