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Meaning of Juggernaut

Jug•ger•naut

Pronunciation: ( jug'ur-nôt", -not"), [key]
— n.
  1. (often l.c.) any large, overpowering, destructive force or object, as war, a giant battleship, or a powerful football team.
  2. (often l.c.) anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice.
  3. an idol of Krishna, at Puri in Orissa, India, annually drawn on an enormous cart under whose wheels devotees are said to have thrown themselves to be crushed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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