horseless carriage


Definition of horseless carriage

: automobile used especially of early models

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with the coming of the horseless carriage, distances between places were greatly reduced and the national landscape was transformed
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "FAQs for Electric Vehicle Shoppers," 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, "Why Netflix already won the Oscars," 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, "This Day in History: Sept. 21," 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., "In 1792, the French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.," 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, "Me & My Car: 1919 Model T represents company’s 100 years," 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,, "A historic Concord carriage finds a new home in New Hampshire," 26 Aug. 2019 Think of transportation: from horseback to horseless carriages to autonomous vehicles. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Betsy DeVos goes to Switzerland and bashes U.S. public schools," 7 June 2018 At the time, nobody worried that this new horseless carriage would dump carbon into the air. Nathanael Johnson, WIRED, "Where Can Climate Activists Find Common Ground?," 9 July 2018

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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 24 Nov. 2020.

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