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Carthe seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear, 1633.
carriage– car – truck – wagon
Carriage is one of several nouns which are used to refer to vehicles pulled by railway engines.
In British English, a carriage is one of the separate sections of a train that carries passengers.
In American English, these sections are called cars.
In British English, car used to be part of the name of some special kinds of railway carriage. For example, a carriage might be called a dining car, a restaurant car, or a sleeping car. These terms are no longer used officially, but people still use them in conversation.
In British English, a truck is an open vehicle used for carrying goods on a railway.
In American English, this vehicle is called a freight car or a flatcar.
In British English, a wagon is a vehicle with a top, sides and a sliding door, used for carrying goods on a railway.
In American English, vehicles like these are usually called boxcars.
A truck is also a large motor vehicle used for transporting goods by road.
|Noun||1.||car - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"|
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gas, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
air bag - a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward
alternator - an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
ambulance - a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
auto accessory - an accessory for an automobile
automobile engine - the engine that propels an automobile
automobile horn, car horn, motor horn, hooter, horn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
backseat - a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)
beach waggon, beach wagon, estate car, station waggon, station wagon, waggon, wagon - a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
bumper - a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
taxi, taxicab, cab, hack - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
car door - the door of a car
car mirror - a mirror that the driver of a car can use
car seat - a seat in a car
car window - a window in a car
convertible - a car that has top that can be folded or removed
coupe - a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
cruiser, patrol car, police car, police cruiser, prowl car, squad car - a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
fender, wing - a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; "in Britain they call a fender a wing"
first gear, low gear, low, first - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
floorboard - the floor of an automobile
gas guzzler - a car with relatively low fuel efficiency
gasoline engine, petrol engine - an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline; most automobiles are driven by gasoline engines
glove compartment - compartment on the dashboard of a car
hardtop - a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
hatchback - a car having a hatchback door
high gear, high - a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
cowl, cowling, bonnet, hood - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
horseless carriage - an early term for an automobile; "when automobiles first replaced horse-drawn carriages they were called horseless carriages"
loaner - a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair
automobile trunk, luggage compartment, trunk - compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools; "he put his golf bag in the trunk"
minicar - a car that is even smaller than a subcompact car
minivan - a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car
Model T - the first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine; mass-produced by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927
|2.||car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"|
cabin car, caboose - a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
guard's van - the car on a train that is occupied by the guard
handcar - a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor
mail car - a railway car in which mail is transported and sorted
slip carriage, slip coach - a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train
suspension system, suspension - a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
tender - car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
railroad train, train - public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
van - (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
|3.||car - the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant|
|4.||car - where passengers ride up and down; "the car was on the top floor"|
|5.||car - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"|
cable railway, funicular, funicular railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
accelerator, air bag, alternator, ammeter, anti-roll bar, ashtray, automatic choke, axle, battery, bearing, big end, body, bonnet, boot, brake, brake light, brake pad, bucket seat, bulb, bumper, camshaft, carburettor, catalytic converter, chassis, childproof lock, choke, clutch, coil, connecting rod, convertible top, cowl, crank, crankcase, crankshaft, cylinder, cylinder head, dashboard, demister, dipstick, disc brakes, distributor, distributor cap, door, door handle, driveshaft, engine, exhaust, fan, fan belt, fascia, fender (U.S. & Canad.), flywheel, fog lamp, fuel gauge, fuse, fuse box, gasket, gear, gearbox, gear lever or (U.S. & Canad.) gearshift, generator, glove compartment, grille or radiator grille, handbrake, hard top, hazard light, headlight, headrest, heater, hood, horn, hubcap, ignition, indicator, jack, light, little end, lock, luggage rack, manifold, mileometer, milometer, or (U.S. & Canad.) odometer, mud flap, numberplate, oil filter, oil pump, oil-pressure gauge, parcel shelf, parking light, pedal, petrol cap, petrol gauge, petrol tank, piston, plug, points, radiator, radius arm, rear light or (U.S. & Canad.) taillight, rear-view mirror, reversing light, roof, seat, seat belt or safety belt, shock absorber, silencer, soft top, spare wheel, speedometer, springs, sprocket, starter, steering column, steering wheel, sump, sunroof or sunshine roof, suspension, tailgate, tailpipe, tank, top, torsion bar, towbar, transmission, trim, tyre, universal joint, valve, wheel, wheel brace, wheel nut, wheel trim, window, windscreen, windscreen wiper, wing, wing mirror, wing nut
car allowance N → extra m por uso de coche propio
car bomb N → coche-bomba m
car boot sale N (Brit) → mercadillo m (en el que se exponen las mercancias en el maletero del coche)
car chase N → persecucion f de coches
there followed a car chase along the motorway → se persiguio luego al coche por la autopista
car ferry N → transbordador m para coches
car hire N → alquiler m de coches
car-hire firm → empresa f de alquiler de coches
car industry N → industria f del automovil
car insurance N → seguro m de automovil
car journey N → viaje m en coche
car licence N → permiso m de conducir
car number N (Brit) → matricula f
car park N → aparcamiento m, parking m, (playa f de) estacionamiento m (LAm)
car phone N → telefono m movil(de coche)
car pool N [of company] → parque m movil; (= sharing) → uso m compartido de coches
car radio N → radio f de coche, autorradio f
car rental N = car hire car sickness N → mareo m al ir en coche
to suffer car sickness → marearse(en coche)
car wash N → tren m or tunel m de lavado(de coches)
car worker N → trabajador(a) m/f de la industria del automovil
car→ سَيَّارَة, عَرَبَة auto, vůz bil, hestevogn Auto, Waggon αυτοκίνητο, βαγόνι carro, carruaje, coche, vagón auto, junanvaunu voiture, wagon automobil, kola automobile, carrozza 客車, 自動車 객차, 자동차 auto, rijtuig bil, vogn samochód, wagon carro, vagão автомобиль, вагон bil, vagn ตู้โดยสารรถไฟ, รถยนต์ araba, vagon toa hành khách, xe ô tô 小汽车, 车厢
- How much is it for a car with two people?
- Is there a dining car on the train? (US)
Is there a buffet car on the train? (UK)
- Where is the dining car? (US)
Where is the buffet car? (UK)
- Is there a car ferry to ...?
- I want to rent a car (US)
I want to hire a car (UK)
- Is it an automatic car?
- Is there a stereo in the car?
- Do I have to return the car here?
- What do I do if I have car trouble? (US)
What do I do if I break down? (UK)
- Where can I park the car?
- Is there a parking lot near here? (US)
Is there a car park near here? (UK)
- Could you move your car, please?
- My car has broken down
- The car is near exit number ... (US)
The car is near junction number ... (UK)
- The car won't start
- The car is still under warranty
- When will the car be ready?
- I left the keys in the car
- My car has been broken into
- I've wrecked my car (US)
I've crashed my car (UK)