Meaning of “bulldozer” in the English Dictionary

"bulldozer" in English

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bulldozernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊlˌdəʊ.zər/ us /ˈbʊlˌdoʊ.zɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A bulldozer stood abandoned on it, brand-new and in perfect order, with the smell of gasoline and oil about it. 
  • Already bulldozers had ploughed out roads to it through the forest. 
  • He heard the tractors and bulldozers moving along the narrow cliff above him, but he was used to the sound. 
  • Other bulldozers began to circle methodically around and around, overturning the earth and burying the hot surface stuff. 

(Definition of “bulldozer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bulldozer" in American English

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bulldozernoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʊlˌdoʊ·zər/

a heavy vehicle with a large blade in front used for moving dirt and rocks and making the ground level

verb [ T ] us /ˈbʊl·doʊz/

Several homes will have to be bulldozed to make room for the highway expansion.

(Definition of “bulldozer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)