Meaning of demolition derby

dem'oli'tion der'by

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a contest in which drivers deliberately and repeatedly crash old cars into each other, on a racetrack or in an enclosed area, with the winner being the last vehicle still moving after all others have been disabled.
  2. any event or circumstance having the chaotically destructive character of such a competition.
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