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A self-propelled conveyance with wheels and a motor, such as a car or truck, for use on roads.
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(Automotive Engineering) a road vehicle driven by a motor or engine, esp an internal-combustion engine
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an automobile, truck, bus, or similar motor-driven conveyance.
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|Noun||1.||motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails|
airbrake - a vehicular brake that operates by compressed air; especially for heavy vehicles
bloodmobile - a motor vehicle equipped to collect blood donations
bodywork - the exterior body of a motor vehicle
brake system, brakes - a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle
cab - a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
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"
car wheel - a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap; used to propel the car
chassis - the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor
doodlebug - a small motor vehicle
drive line, drive line system - mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
electrical system - equipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio
fuel system - equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
gear lever, gearshift, gearstick, shifter - a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears; "in Britain they call a gearshift a gear lever"
go-kart - a small low motor vehicle with four wheels and an open framework; used for racing
emergency brake, hand brake, parking brake, emergency - a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
hearse - a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
power brake - a brake on an automobile that magnifies a small force applied to the brake pedal into a proportionately larger force applied to slow or stop the vehicle
second gear, second - the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; "he had to shift down into second to make the hill"
self-propelled vehicle - a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
steering mechanism, steering system - a mechanism by which something is steered (especially a motor vehicle)
suspension system, suspension - a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
windscreen wiper, windshield wiper, wiper blade, wiper - a mechanical device that cleans the windshield
roadworthiness - (of motor vehicles) the quality of being fit to drive on the open road
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