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Video footage: CIRCA 1950s - Operators bolt a pipe flange, add coolant to a radiator and check the tires on a motorcar, in New York City, in 1950.
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Definition of the noun motorcar

What does motorcar mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: motorcars

  1. a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

Alternative definition of the noun motorcar


  1. an enclosed passenger vehicle powered by an engine.


MotorCar was a Greek three-wheeler truck manufacturer, in business between 1967 and 1971. It was one of the smaller in its category, although rather "professional" in its quality of design and construction. Its models used a chassis developed by MotorCar, in two versions using Volkswagen and German Ford engines, respectively. According to their classification, both models could legally carry only 350 kg, although in practice they were loaded with up to 2 tonnes by their users.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for MotorCar

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Google previewEnvironmental Health Impacts of Transport and Mobility (2006)

by P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati, L. Hens, C.V. Howard

The motorcar is an extreme case. A technological system that requires a ton of metal and plastic in order to move one person (weighing less than 100 kg) a couple of kilometers on a journey (to work or to take children to school) is grossly ...

Google previewLost in Transition (2011)

The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood by Christian Smith, Kari Christoffersen, Hilary Davidson, Patricia Snell Herzog

Sloan, who helped invent the automobile's annual model change, said in 1941, “Today the appearance of a motorcar is a most important factor in the selling end of the business—perhaps the ...

Google previewJournal of Sustainable Mobility Vol. 2 Issue 1 (2015)

Sustainable Mobility in China and its Implications for Emerging Economies by Michael Zhang, Fuquan Zhao, Han Hao

The motorcar is a social and cultural object, its use extends beyond mere functional needs. It is a social symbol, an independence artefact and yet its reliance on the internal combustion engine (ICE) has meant that it is the most polluting ...

Google previewThe Culture of Public Problems (1984)

Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order by Joseph R. Gusfield

The contemporary motorcar is a piece of mechanical equipment inherently dangerous and yet relatively unsupervised in its use.

Google previewMobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society (2012)

by Professor John Urry, Professor Margaret Grieco

Driving a motorcar is a profound technology, of the human hands. Within the constraints of the traffic and the road system the car allows the human to move freely and the feet, which would normally carry a load, act instead as a second pair of ...

Google previewTracing Mobilities (2008)

Towards a Cosmopolitan Perspective by Weert Canzler, Vincent Kaufmann, Sven Kesselring

The private motorcar is the logical instrument for exercising that right, and the effect on public space, especially the space of the urban street, is that the space becomes meaningless unless it can be subordinated to free movement (Sennett ...

Google previewCredit Management Handbook (2004)

by Burt Edwards

The reality is that DVD and the mobile phone are little more than developments of previous methods of display and communication, in the same way that the motorcar is an advancement on the horse and cart. Credit has been a part of human ...

Google previewThe City Cultures Reader (2004)

by Malcolm Miles, Tim Hall, Iain Borden

The private motorcar is the logical instrument for exercising that right. and the effect on public space. especially the space of the urban street. is that the space becomes meaningless or even maddening unless it can be subordinated to free ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wit, Humor, and Wisdom (2000)

The Big Book of Little Anecdotes by Ken Alley

—”As a matter of fact,” said the lawyer for the defendant, trying to be sarcastic, “you were scared half to death, and don't know whether it was a motorcar or something resembling a motorcar that hit you.” “It resembled ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Automobile Body Styles, 2d ed. (2017)

by Lennart W. Haajanen

Car 2Motor Car, Motorcar A railway car, either self-propelled electric (British) or with various means of propulsion (American). Motor Caravan Variant name for Motorhome (q.v.). Motor Carriage Motor Carriage was in America in the last decade ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

railcar » cablecar «Streetcar elndycar о Hamilcar »tricar »Sidecar ostockcar о boxcar о chukar о Issachar с motorcar . advocaat ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

a Morris 1000 motorcar. mogul n [Skiing] a bump in the snow formedby skiers continually turningat the same place;itcomes fromGer. mugl meaning hill,bump.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

The single most significant incentive to develop the oil industry was the arrival of the motorcar, run on gasoline, at the turn of the 20th century. Today, oil is used in producing a variety of products besides gasoline, including asphalt, explosives, ...

Google previewA Colonial Lexicon (1999)

Of Birth Ritual, Medicalization, and Mobility in the Congo by Nancy Rose Hunt

Local people called the English midwife who worked there Bokondoko because the name sounds like a moving motorcar if repeated several times, and this Mademoiselle was the first woman ever seen driving a Land Rover. Mary Fagg's ...

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Motorcar Meaning

Video shows what motorcar means. an enclosed passenger vehicle powered by an engine.. motorcar synonyms: car, motor vehicle. motorcar pronunciation.

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Scrabble value of M3O1T1O1R1C3A1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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