Definition of Motorcar

1. Noun. A motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine. "He needs a car to get to work"

Exact synonyms: Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine
Examples of category: Rental, Renting, Alternator, Backseat, Road Map, Saleroom, Salesroom, Showroom, Spark Lever, Tunnel, Passenger, Rider, Adhesive Friction, Grip, Traction, Chattel, Movable, Personal Chattel, Prang, Hopped-up
Terms within: Accelerator, Accelerator Pedal, Gas, Gas Pedal, Gun, Throttle, Air Bag, Auto Accessory, Automobile Engine, Automobile Horn, Car Horn, Hooter, Horn, Motor Horn, Buffer, Fender, Bumper, Car Door, Car Mirror, Car Seat, Car Window, Fender, Wing, First, First Gear, Low, Low Gear, Floorboard, Gasoline Engine, Petrol Engine, Glove Compartment, Grille, Radiator Grille, High, High Gear, Bonnet, Cowl, Cowling, Hood, Automobile Trunk, Luggage Compartment, Trunk, Rear Window, Reverse, Reverse Gear, Roof, Running Board, Anti-sway Bar, Stabilizer Bar, Sunroof, Sunshine-roof, Fin, Tail Fin, Tailfin, Third, Third Gear, Window
Specialized synonyms: Ambulance, Beach Waggon, Beach Wagon, Estate Car, Station Waggon, Station Wagon, Waggon, Wagon, Bus, Heap, Jalopy, Cab, Hack, Taxi, Taxicab, Compact, Compact Car, Convertible, Coupe, Cruiser, Patrol Car, Police Car, Police Cruiser, Prowl Car, Squad Car, Electric, Electric Automobile, Electric Car, Gas Guzzler, Hardtop, Hatchback, Horseless Carriage, Hot Rod, Hot-rod, Jeep, Landrover, Limo, Limousine, Loaner, Minicar, Minivan, Model T, Pace Car, Race Car, Racer, Racing Car, Roadster, Runabout, Two-seater, Saloon, Sedan, Sport Car, Sports Car, S.u.v., Sport Utility, Sport Utility Vehicle, Suv, Stanley Steamer, Stock Car, Subcompact, Subcompact Car, Phaeton, Tourer, Touring Car, Secondhand Car, Used-car
Generic synonyms: Automotive Vehicle, Motor Vehicle
Derivative terms: Automobile, Automobilist, Machinist

Definition of Motorcar

1. Noun. an enclosed passenger vehicle powered by an engine. ¹

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Definition of Motorcar

1. an automobile [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Motorcar

motorcar (current term)
motorcycle club
motorcycle cop
motorcycle policeman
motorcycle wheel
motorcycle wheels

Literary usage of Motorcar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"time from the Wright motorcar Company; that he hired the machine and paid for it; that they returned from their trip about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. ..."

2. Red Book,: Interstate Automobile Guide (1905)
"Forest motorcar Co. (The), 257 Columbus av., Boston Four Wheel Drive Wagon Co., 247 Lake, ... Marion motorcar Co., W. 15th and Big Four RR, Indianapolis, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"For the purpose of discharging his duties, he was provided with a gasoline motorcar. On March 31, 1919, In discharge of his duties, he set out with a ..."

4. Modern cycles: a practical handbook on their construction and repair by Alexander James Wallis-Tayler (1897)
"—Also motorcar SUPPLEMENT, Giving the Latest Account of all motorcar News of ... The Wheelman and motorcar Weekly.—On and alter to-day the Amateur Wheelman ..."

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