horseless carriage

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horse·less carriage

 (hôrs′lĭs)
n.
An automobile, especially one of the late 1800s or early 1900s.

horse′less car′riage

(ˈhɔrs lɪs)
n.
an automobile.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horseless carriage - an early term for an automobilehorseless carriage - an early term for an automobile; "when automobiles first replaced horse-drawn carriages they were called horseless carriages"
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"