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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun motorcar:
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Definition of the noun motorcar
What does motorcar mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: motorcars
- a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
- examples: Carriages gradually disappeared with the advent of the motorcar. | I am very much surprised to hear that he got badly injured in a motorcar accident. | She came very near being run over by a motorcar.
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonyms of motorcar: auto / automobile / car / machine
- more generic terms: automotive vehicle / motor vehicle = a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
- more specific terms:
- ambulance = a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
- station waggon / station wagon / beach waggon / beach wagon / estate car / waggon / wagon = a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
- jalopy / heap / bus = a car that is old and unreliable
- taxicab / hack / taxi / cab = a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
- compact car / compact = a small and economical car
- convertible = a car that has top that can be folded or removed
- coupe = a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
- police cruiser / patrol car / police car / prowl car / squad car / cruiser = a car in which policemen cruise the streets
- electric automobile / electric car / electric = a car that is powered by electricity
- gas guzzler = a car with relatively low fuel efficiency
- hardtop = a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
- hatchback = a car having a hatchback door
- horseless carriage = an early term for an automobile
- hot rod / hot-rod = a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
- landrover / jeep = a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain
- limousine / limo = large luxurious car
- loaner = a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair
- minicar = a car that is even smaller than a subcompact car
- minivan = a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats
- pace car = a high-performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the course
- racing car / race car / racer = a fast car that competes in races
- two-seater / roadster / runabout = an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat
- saloon / sedan = a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors
- sports car / sport car = a small low car with a high-powered engine
- sport utility vehicle / sport utility / S.U.V. / SUV = a high-performance four-wheel drive car built on a truck chassis
- stock car = a car kept in dealers' stock for regular sales
- subcompact car / subcompact = a car smaller than a compact car
- touring car / phaeton / tourer = large open car seating four with folding top
- secondhand car / used-car = a car that has been previously owned
- accelerator pedal / accelerator / gas pedal / throttle / gas / gun = a pedal that controls the throttle valve
- air bag = a safety restraint in an automobile
- auto accessory = an accessory for an automobile
- automobile engine = the engine that propels an automobile
- automobile horn / motor horn / car horn / hooter / horn = a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
- buffer / fender = a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
- bumper = a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
- car door = the door of a car
- car mirror = a mirror that the driver of a car can use
- car seat = a seat in a car
- car window = a window in a car
- fender / wing = a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
- first gear / low gear / first / low = the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
- floorboard = the floor of an automobile
- gasoline engine / petrol engine = an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline
- glove compartment = compartment on the dashboard of a car
- radiator grille / grille = grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
- high gear / high = a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
- cowling / bonnet / cowl / hood = protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
- luggage compartment / automobile trunk / trunk / boot = compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
- rear window = car window that allows vision out of the back of the car
- reverse gear / reverse = the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
- roof = protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
- running board = a narrow footboard serving as a step beneath the doors of some old cars
- stabilizer bar / anti-sway bar = a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks
- sunshine-roof / sunroof = an automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel
- tail fin / tailfin / fin = one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
- third gear / third = the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
- window = a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back
Alternative definition of the noun motorcar
- an enclosed passenger vehicle powered by an engine.
- synonym: auto [slang]
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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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 ...
Lost 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Tracing 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 ...
Credit 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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
by Oxford University Press
railcar » cablecar «Streetcar elndycar о Hamilcar »tricar »Sidecar ostockcar о boxcar о chukar о Issachar с motorcar . advocaat ...
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.
Encyclopedia 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, ...
A 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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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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