- An automobile. A self-propelled car running on a railroad track.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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motorcar — (n.) also motor car, 1895 from MOTOR (Cf. motor) (n.) + CAR (Cf. car) … Etymology dictionary
motorcar — [mōt′ərkär΄] n. 1. Now Chiefly Brit. AUTOMOBILE ☆ 2. a small, open car propelled by a motor and used on a railroad by workers: also motor car … English World dictionary
motorcar — n. (BE) to drive; park a motorcar (see car1 9) * * * park a motorcar (see car 1 9) (BE) to drive … Combinatory dictionary
Motorcar — Motor car Motor car, or Motorcar Mo tor*car , n. 1. An automobile, locomobile, or locomotive designed to run and be steered on a street or roadway; esp., an automobile specially designed for passengers and propelled by an internal combustion… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
motorcar — noun Date: circa 1890 1. automobile 2. (usually motor car) a railroad car containing motors for propulsion … New Collegiate Dictionary
motorcar — /moh teuhr kahr /, n. 1. Chiefly Brit. an automobile. 2. Railroads. a self propelled car for freight or passengers. [1885 90, Amer.; MOTOR + CAR1] * * * … Universalium
motorcar — noun an enclosed passenger vehicle powered by an engine. Syn: auto, automobile, car, motor, motor vehicle … Wiktionary
motorcar — Synonyms and related words: auto, autocar, automobile, boat, buggy, bus, car, crate, heap, jalopy, machine, motor, motor vehicle, motorized vehicle, tub, voiture, wheels, wreck … Moby Thesaurus
motorcar — n. car, automobile … English contemporary dictionary
motorcar — mo•tor•car [[t]ˈmoʊ tərˌkɑr[/t]] n. 1) brit. aum automobile 2) a self propelled railroad car for freight or passengers • Etymology: 1885–90, Amer. (for def. 2) … From formal English to slang