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chrome horn

The front bumper of a car when used to bump another vehicle, usually to inform the driver of the other vehicle, that the first car would like to pass.

Etymology:

  • The phrase most likely originated during NASCAR broadcasts in the 1970s, when stock cars still had chrome bumpers.
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Dale Earnhardt just put the chrome horn to that lapped car in front of him.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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