: a rented car

Examples of rent-a-car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And those airlines, rent-a-car outfits, rail carriers and commercial property owners are willing borrow at a premium for several reasons. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 Many services target those who are not ready to own their own car, including of course standard rent-a-car, carshare programs like Zipcar and ShareNow, P2P car rental from Getaround and Turo and taxi services including Uber and Lyft — and now Waymo. Brad Templeton, Forbes, 23 Mar. 2023 In addition, the forecasting firms said much of the increase in monthly sales is going to fleet sales, including daily rent-a-car fleets. Jim Henry, Forbes, 23 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rent-a-car was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Rent-a-car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rent-a-car. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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