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mo·tor·car

 (mō′tər-kär′)

motorcar

(ˈməʊtəˌkɑː)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a more formal word for car1
2. (Railways) a self-propelled electric railway car

mo•tor•car

(ˈmoʊ tərˌkɑr)

n.
2. a self-propelled railroad car for freight or passengers.
[1885–90, Amer. (for definition 2)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motorcar - a motor vehicle with four wheelsmotorcar - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
renting, rental - the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
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
fender, buffer - a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
bumper - a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
jalopy, heap, bus - a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
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
compact car, compact - a small and economical 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
electric, electric automobile, electric car - a car that is powered by electricity
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
radiator grille, grille - grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
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"
hot rod, hot-rod - a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
jeep, landrover - a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain
limo, limousine - large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
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
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
Translations

motorcar

[ˈməʊtəkɑːʳ] N (frm) → coche m, automóvil m

motorcar

[ˈməʊtəkɑːʳ] n (Brit) (frm) → automobile f
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