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Definition of "motorcar" [motorcar]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "motorcar" in a sentence
  • "At the beginning of the nine year reign of Edward VII, the motorcar was a status symbol that only the very rich could afford to purchase and maintain, as the horse, generally cheaper and familiar to the population, continued its domination of everyday travel and transport."
  • "Tibetans called the telegraph tar from the Hindi for wire, a motorcar was a mota or gari, from gaadi, flashlights were known as bijili after the Hindi word for electricity, and the postal service was called dak."
  • "Her description of the film actually comes out of Weinberg, complete with the mistake of identifying the lead as an "eighteenth-century czarina" and the same false claims for the anachronisms of bobbed hair and a "motorcar" (Weinberg's word as well as Koenig's, p. 76 in Weinberg)."