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A station wagon.
- ‘In Scotland ‘brake clubs’ were organised to follow the Glasgow teams, using shooting brakes draped with portraits of players.’
- ‘The family never takes holidays abroad, though they do go to the seaside in a shooting brake.’
- ‘The overall package gels together very well, and the idea of a rather rakish Jaguar shooting brake will appeal to badge-conscious upwardly mobile thirty-somethings.’
- ‘For about £300,000, for example, you could transform the £112,000 Bentley Continental GT into an exclusive 1920s-style ‘shooting brake’ estate.’
shooting brake/ˈSHo͞odiNG ˌbrāk/
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.