motorcar

noun
mo·​tor·​car | \-ˌkär \

Definition of motorcar 

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

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a convention for those who love antique motorcars

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For the most part, the luxury motorcars produced by the American auto companies disappeared, and with them hundreds of thousands of jobs. WSJ, "The Commerce Department Should Consider the Past," 17 June 2018 In the auto industry, Honda, Nissan and Toyota decided to solve their problem by producing very expensive but high-quality motorcars, which hadn’t existed in their stable. WSJ, "The Commerce Department Should Consider the Past," 17 June 2018 Piccadilly Circus The real Piccadilly Circus has been part of London since 1893, with first horses and carriages, then motorcars, then those iconic black taxis and red double-decker buses circling round and round. Christine Van Blokland, USA TODAY, "Take Me Away: Harry Potter filming locations in England and Scotland," 6 June 2018 At the time of the crash, Elliott was towing a trailer that carried a vintage railroad motorcar — a vehicle about the size of a small car that can be driven on railroad tracks. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Jets tight end and former Hurricanes star Chris Herndon charged with DWI after New Jersey crash," 5 June 2018 As time wears on, more and more motorcars turn up, until horses are a rarity. David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle, "Stunning new ‘Howards End’ connects with social change," 4 Apr. 2018 Bill was even hit by a motorcar during a marathon in St. Louis in 1910 or ’11, and again in a shorter road race in New York City in 1922. Patrick L. Kennedy, Smithsonian, "When “Bricklayer Bill” Won the 1917 Boston Marathon, It Was a Victory For All Irish Americans," 14 Apr. 2018 Pasadena required motorcars be equipped with bells. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Arizona Won't Be the Last Place to Micromanage Robocars," 27 Mar. 2018 The new motorcars led to a jitney craze in cities across the country. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF bad guys get away in a car. In 1915, that was big news," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of motorcar

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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motorcar

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mo·​tor·​car | \ˈmō-tər-ˌkär \

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