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A very small car, especially a subcompact.


(Automotive Engineering) a small saloon car


(ˈmɪn iˌkɑr)

a very small car, esp. a subcompact.
[1945–50, in sense “miniature car”]
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Noun1.minicar - a car that is even smaller than a subcompact carminicar - a car that is even smaller than a subcompact car
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
minicab - a minicar used as a taxicab
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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