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stock car

n.
1. An automobile of a standard make modified for racing.
2. A railroad car for carrying livestock.

stock car

n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a car, usually a production saloon, strengthened and modified for a form of racing in which the cars often collide
b. Also: stock-car (as modifier): stock-car racing.
2. (Railways) US and Canadian a railway wagon designed for carrying livestock. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): cattle truck

stock′ car`


n.
1. a standard model of automobile changed in various ways for racing purposes.
2. a boxcar for carrying livestock.
[1855–60, Amer.]
stock′-car`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stock car - a car kept in dealers' stock for regular salesstock car - a car kept in dealers' stock for regular sales
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
2.stock car - a racing car with the basic chassis of a commercially available car
race car, racing car, racer - a fast car that competes in races
Translations

stock car

n (Sport) → stock-car m inv
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