horseless carriage


Definition of horseless carriage

: automobile used especially of early models

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Examples of horseless carriage in a Sentence

with the coming of the horseless carriage, distances between places were greatly reduced and the national landscape was transformed
Recent Examples on the Web Ford's 'horseless carriage' had two speeds — 10 and 20 miles per hour selected by twin drive belts. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2021 The horseless carriage made its debut in Washington in 1897. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2021 Electricity has actually been competing with gasoline—and steam—to power automobiles since the very dawn of the horseless carriage. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 27 May 2020 Still, the arguments filmmakers are making in favor of the movie-theater experience over the living-room experience are akin to those once made in favor of transportation by Palomino stallion rather than horseless carriage. Bill Carter For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 7 Feb. 2020 One of America's first horseless carriages is taken for a short test drive in Springfield, Mass., by Frank Duryea, who had designed the vehicle with his brother, Charles. Fox News, 22 Sep. 2019 In 1893, one of America’s first horseless carriages was taken for a short test drive in Springfield, Mass., by Frank Duryea, who had designed the vehicle with his brother, Charles., 21 Sep. 2019 Later he was hired by the Edison Illuminating Co. in Detroit and started experimenting with horseless carriages. David Krumboltz, The Mercury News, 26 Aug. 2019 The firm failed to make the 20th-century transition to the horseless carriage but its memory lives on, not just in the name of the Abbot-Downing School but in the way that a coach is the city emblem. David Brooks,, 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of horseless carriage

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of horseless carriage was in 1895

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“Horseless carriage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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