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1automobile

adjective au·to·mo·bile \ˈ-tə-mō-ˌbēl, ˌ-tə-mō-ˈbēl, ˌ-tə-ˈmō-ˌbēl\

Definition of AUTOMOBILE

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Origin of AUTOMOBILE

French, from aut- + mobile
First Known Use: 1876

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

2automobile

noun

: a vehicle used for carrying passengers on streets and roads

Full Definition of AUTOMOBILE

:  a usually four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation
automobile intransitive verb
au·to·mo·bil·ist \-ˈbē-list, -ˌbē-\ noun

Examples of AUTOMOBILE

  1. He drives an expensive automobile.
  2. <browsed the classified ads for used automobiles for sale>

First Known Use of AUTOMOBILE

1881

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission
AUTOMOBILE Defined for Kids

automobile

noun au·to·mo·bile \ˌ-tə-mō-ˈbēl, ˈ-tə-mō-ˌbēl\

Definition of AUTOMOBILE for Kids

:  a usually four-wheeled vehicle that runs on its own power and is designed to carry passengers
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