Model T

adjective

1
: belonging to an initial or rudimentary phase of development
when nuclear weapons were in the Model T stage of developmentNew York Times
2
: old-fashioned, outmoded
a Model T plot
a Model T school plant

Word History

Etymology

from Model T, early type of motor car having only two speeds forward and a hand gasoline feed that was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company between 1909 and 1927

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“Model T.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Model%20T. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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