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  1. A literal or metaphorical force or object regarded as unstoppable, that will crush all in its path.
  2. A large, cumbersome truck or lorry, especially an artic (typically used somewhat disparagingly).
  3. An institution that incites destructive devotion or to which people are carelessly sacrificed.
    Etymology: From Hindustani ààààààà / (URchar, ÚÙÚ, ÚÙÙÚ) (jagannÄth) < Sanskrit àààààààSanskrit, ààààààà (jagannÄtha) "lord of the universe", a title for the Hindu deity Vishnu's avatar Krishna, as incorporated in a recent Christian myth - British colonial era - describing the huge annual processional wagon of the idol of lord Krishna in Puri, Orissa. Pulled with ropes by hundreds of devotees, the wagon reaches quite a momentum and becomes unstoppable.

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