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Topic: MOTOR VEHICLES

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Hindi
Origin: Jagannath, title of the god Vishnu; from the belief that people who worshiped him threw themselves under the wheels of a large carriage with his image on it

juggernaut

noun
     
jug‧ger‧naut [countable]
1 British EnglishTTC a very large vehicle that carries goods over long distances [= semi American English]
2T a very powerful force, organization etc whose effect or influence cannot be stopped:
the juggernaut of industrialization
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