horse·​car ˈhȯrs-ˌkär How to pronounce horsecar (audio)
: a streetcar drawn by horses
: a car fitted for transporting horses

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Looking ahead: Learn about the history of the city’s transportation, from horsecars to helicopters, at Brooklyn Brainery. Alexandra S. Levine, New York Times, 5 July 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of horsecar was in 1833

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“Horsecar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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horse·​car ˈhȯrs-ˌkär How to pronounce horsecar (audio)
: a streetcar drawn by horses

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