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 In Europe, the 500 minicar was offered with a similar treatment, with design inspiration and branding from yacht builder Riva. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 30 Nov. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 8 June 2018 The Renault Twizy is a road-legal electric minicar with scissor doors and delusions of grandeur. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, 19 Apr. 2018 Nobody's stealing an underpowered electric minicar while marooned on an island. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, 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,, 7 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of minicar

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Minicar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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