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dozer1

[doh-zer] /ˈdoʊ zər/
noun
1.
a person who dozes.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; doze1 + -er1

dozer2

[doh-zer] /ˈdoʊ zər/
noun
1.
bulldozer (def 1).
Origin
by shortening
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Examples from the web for dozer
  • While the specifications for each dozer type vary, they all include enclosed cabs for operator safety.
  • The dozer was backing up from a maintenance area to a drill bench site when the dozer traveled over the highwall.
  • The dozer blade and ripper controls were in the hold position during the tests.
  • He was operating a dozer to prepare a bench for drilling.
  • dozer operator was building line in advance of fire.
  • Gomez drove the dozer forward down the roadway, turned around, and pushed one of the trucks up the road until it gained traction.
British Dictionary definitions for dozer

dozer

/ˈdəʊzə/
noun
1.
(mainly US) short for bulldozer
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Slang definitions & phrases for dozer

dozer

noun
  1. A powerful blow, esp with the fist; belt, biff (1950s+)
  2. doozie (1950s+)
  3. A bulldozer (1940s+)

[except for sense 3, the sources do not clarify pronunciation; senses 1 and 2 may be pronounced DOOzer, which would make them different in origin from sense 3]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for dozer

dozer

bulldozer
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Encyclopedia Article for dozer

bulldozer

powerful machine for pushing earth or rocks, used in road building, farming, construction, and wrecking; it consists of a heavy, broad steel blade or plate mounted on the front of a tractor. Sometimes it uses a four-wheel-drive tractor, but usually a track or crawler type, mounted on continuous metal treads, is employed. The blade may be lifted and forced down by hydraulic rams. For digging, the blade is held below surface level; for transporting, it is held at the surface level; and for spreading, it is held above the surface level, as the tractor moves forward

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