stock car
noun Date: 1858 1. a latticed railroad boxcar for carrying livestock 2. a racing car having the basic chassis of a commercially produced assembly-line model

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  • stock-car — [ stɔkkar ] n. m. • 1950; mot angl. « voiture de série » ♦ Anglic. Course où de vieilles automobiles de série, munies de dispositifs de sécurité, se heurtent à des obstacles, font des carambolages. ♢ Véhicule de série aménagé pour de telles… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Stock car — Stock Stock (st[o^]k), n. [AS. stocc a stock, trunk, stick; akin to D. stok, G. stock, OHG. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Sw. stock, Dan. stok, and AS. stycce a piece; cf. Skr. tuj to urge, thrust. Cf. {Stokker}, {Stucco}, and {Tuck} a rapier.] 1. The stem …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stock Car — Essais du Daytona 500 en 2004 (NASCAR) Les courses de stock car sont des épreuves de course automobile, originaires des États Unis, dont la particularité originelle était d utiliser des voitures dites « de série ». Ce type de courses,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stock car — Essais du Daytona 500 en 2004 (NASCAR) Les courses de stock car sont des épreuves de course automobile, originaires des États Unis, dont la particularité originelle était d utiliser des voitures dites « de série ». Ce type de courses,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stock car — racing car with a basic chassis of an ordinary commercially produced vehicle, 1914, Amer.Eng., from STOCK (Cf. stock) (n.2) + CAR (Cf. car) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stock car — stock cars N COUNT A stock car is an old car which has had changes made to it so that it is suitable for races in which the cars often crash into each other. He acted as grand marshal of a stock car race …   English dictionary

  • stock car — n 1.) a car that has been made stronger so that it can compete in a race where cars often crash into each other ▪ stock car racing 2.) AmE a railway carriage for cattle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Stock-Car — [ stɔkkɑ:], der; s, s [engl. stockcar, aus: stock = Serie u. car = Wagen] (Automobilsport): mit starkem Motor ausgestatteter, sich äußerlich oft nicht von Serienfahrzeugen unterscheidender Wagen, mit dem auf geschlossenen Rennstrecken Rennen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • stock car — loc.s.f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS autom. autovettura di serie opportunamente modificata per gare di velocità su ghiaccio {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: comp. di stock serie e car automobile …   Dizionario italiano

  • stock car — stock′ car n. 1) aum a standard model of automobile changed in various ways for racing purposes 2) rai a boxcar for carrying livestock • Etymology: 1855–60, amer. stock′ car , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • stock car — stock car, adj. 1. a standard model of automobile changed in various ways for racing purposes. 2. Also called cattle car. Railroads. a boxcar for carrying livestock. [1855 60, Amer. for def. 2] * * * …   Universalium

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