A self-propelled wheeled conveyance, such as a car or truck, that does not run on rails.(noun)
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Use "motor vehicle" in a sentence
"At Henry Leland’s Cadillac plant in Detroit where, incidentally, consistent interchangeability for all the parts in a motor vehicle was achieved for the first time in 1906, a worker would load each block in a milling machine, then carefully mill it to specification."
"Page 17 got the governors to call the motor vehicle commissioners together — most of those handled the licenses in the various states — and they met and at that time worked out what was called the Multi-State Agreement."