mo·​tor·​car | \ ˈmō-tər-ˌkär How to pronounce motorcar (audio) \

Definition of motorcar

2 usually motor car : a railroad car containing motors for propulsion

Examples of motorcar in a Sentence

a convention for those who love antique motorcars
Recent Examples on the Web Ray’s wears its history on its sleeve, in the corners, on the walls and out back in an antique Ford motorcar. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 2 June 2022 It has been designed and engineered to the same exacting standards as our T.50, with the same emphasis on driver focus, performance, lightweight and superlative, pure design, but the outcome is a very different motorcar. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 At Beaulieu, a 7,000-acre estate, Lord Montagu created a motorcar museum, and in 1956 started a series of jazz concerts that eventually drew more than 20,000 people. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 The Classic’s ladder chassis and body-on-frame design is as old as the motorcar, and a good platform for this example’s significant upgrades. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 6 Sep. 2021 The precious metal contained in the four catalysts might be costly, but who's going to notice in a $65,000 motorcar? Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, 21 Apr. 2020 The grand prize wasn’t a gift basket with certificates for fine dining, a weekend getaway to Lake Geneva or even a brand new motorcar. Jennifer Johnson,, 21 July 2019 Soon, a racing motorcar with four men inside drew Bayer’s attention. Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2019 Creative destruction reallocates society’s resources from less productive pursuits to more productive ones—from spinning jennies to factories, for example, or from horse-and-buggies to motorcars. Alan Greenspan, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of motorcar

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Motorcar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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