One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An ordinary car that has been modified for racing.
- ‘The town had planned pre-launch and post-launch festivities with local entertainers, hockey games and stock-car races for the launch of their own rocket, Wild Fire.’
- ‘Indeed, this is more of a Formula One scene than a stock-car crowd - much of Mexican showbiz royalty has turned out to see the race, as have the titans of local industry.’
- ‘He soon began drag racing at local tracks and competing in oval-track stock-car events.’
- ‘One of stock-car racing's first stars, Smith won 21 races in 15 years.’
- ‘The stock-car races slide across the compass, lurch with a crunch and glass breaking up against the end of the street, burglars are picked out in light on the doorsteps, even primroses glow, and the wing cases of dazed beetles.’
- ‘After all, even the stock-car king lost five times as often as he won.’
- ‘Dirt late-model stock-car racing is another area where King Demons, in the smaller RS sizes, shine, as racers find that these carburetors deliver exceptional throttle response in certain atmospheric and track conditions.’
- ‘The 1.51-mile infield road course includes part of the banked oval track used for NASCAR stock-car races.’
- ‘He goes to a nearby lake with some high school friends occasionally and joins his brother and dad at a small stock-car track in Louisiana.’
- ‘Even Hal, who left a computer job to try to paint and would really rather be a stock-car racer, expects in advance to disappoint his sons and himself.’
- ‘For Montreal motorists and taxi commuters, it's like a miniature stock-car race on a city street.’
- ‘A simple explanation is that a stock-car race is a thrilling spectacle, and NASCAR has learned to market it to ever broader audiences.’
- ‘They don't stand on ceremony at Central Park of a Saturday when it's time for the stock-car racing to begin.’
- ‘Herbert also plans to open a racing museum to increase drag racing awareness in North Carolina, the heart of stock-car racing.’
- ‘After World War II, however, drag racing and stock-car racing rejuvenated American competition.’
- ‘After an inexplicable rise, the glorified stock-car chases known as NASCAR now hold the inside track among four-wheeled fanatics.’
- ‘Have you ever attended a stock-car race and wondered what purpose a team's ‘Pit Box’ serves?’
- ‘I raced for a partial season in 2002 in the ASCAR Series, which is a stock-car series over in the UK.’
- ‘He had worked as the chief starter of the USAC stock-car series for many years.’
- ‘The 1997 IRL champion has served as the modern-day role model for any open-wheeler looking to transition into stock-car racing.’
2North American A railroad car for transporting livestock.
- ‘Researchers have shown that this is the equivalent volume of 522 standard railroad stock cars, each of which can hold 240 sheep.’
- ‘To put this in perspective, this is the equivalent volume of 522 standard American railroad stock cars, each of which can hold 240 sheep.’
- ‘More hay was part of this hospitality, and a horse and cart distributed supplies up and down the galleries alongside these stock cars.’
- ‘Annual report statistics failed to identify fully all forms of livestock being shipped in stock cars.’
- ‘Surrounding the depot on the former Silverton house tracks is a large assortment of D&RGW rolling stock, including stock cars, box cars and a veritable fleet of drop-bottom gons.’
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