Word of the Day: juggernaut

jug·ger·naut noun \ˈjə-gər-ˌnt, –ˌnät\

: something (such as a force, campaign, or movement) that is extremely large and powerful and cannot be stopped

: a very large, heavy truck

Full Definition of JUGGERNAUT

1 chiefly British: a large heavy truck
2: a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path <an advertising juggernaut><a political juggernaut>

Origin of JUGGERNAUT

Hindi Jagannāth, literally, lord of the world, title of Vishnu

First Known Use: 1841

Other Automotive Terms

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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