mini·​car | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌkär How to pronounce minicar (audio) \

Definition of minicar

: a very small automobile especially : subcompact

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Recent Examples on the Web The technology works through the now ubiquitous OnStar technology for GM cars and is applicable to all the EVs GM makes, from the Volt sedan to the new Spark EV minicar. David Biello, Scientific American, "Will You or the Grid Control Your Electric Car?," 18 June 2013 Fitted with electronically adjustable dampers and optional 18-inch wheels, this minicar is a champion in tight corners, remarkably neutral, and easy to position. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Audi A1 40 TFSI Offers a Premium Experience In a Small Package," 1 June 2020 The Italian minicar's vintage appeal is bolstered by the model's detailed interior, working convertible top, and decorative luggage rack complete with a suitcase covered in travel stickers. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "1960s-Era Fiat 500 Lives Again in Lego Creator Expert Kit," 29 Feb. 2020 Keep in mind that today the Fiat 500 is one the best-selling minicars in Europe, with total sales of nearly 200,000 vehicles per year. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "The Future is Now," 8 June 2018 The Renault Twizy is a road-legal electric minicar with scissor doors and delusions of grandeur. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "All Glory to the Renault Twizy, the Greatest Electric Car in the World*," 19 Apr. 2018 Nobody's stealing an underpowered electric minicar while marooned on an island. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "All Glory to the Renault Twizy, the Greatest Electric Car in the World*," 19 Apr. 2018 Other activities: To help keep kids entertained, there is a playground with minicars, along with falconry displays in the summer. Michael Milne,, "Beaulieu: Downton Abbey-Style Estate With Something for Everyone," 7 Feb. 2018 Nissan took a controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors last year after that company was caught inflating fuel economy figures for its minicar models, which are also sold under the Nissan brand. Yuri Kageyama, Detroit Free Press, "Subaru chief says inspections were flawed, like Nissan's," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of minicar

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Minicar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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