car´less

car´less
car «kahr», noun.
1. an automobile: »

They made the trip by car. Motorcycles and cars were halted, but buses were able to continue (London Times).

2. a) a railroad vehicle for freight or passengers: »

a Pullman car.

b) any vehicle that runs on rails: »

A streetcar is often called a car.

3. any vehicle that moves on wheels: »

A carriage or cart is sometimes called a car.

4. carload.
5. a) the closed platform of a balloon or airship, for carrying passengers or cargo. b) U.S. the cage of an elevator.
6. a chariot: »

... the gilded car of Day (Milton).

[< Old North French carre < Medieval Latin carra < Latin carrus four-wheeled cart]
car´less, adjective.
Usage In popular use in the United States, car now commonly replaces automobile, auto, motorcar, and other terms for four-wheeled vehicles with internal-combustion engines. It is not used for trucks, buses, taxis, and other specifically commercial vehicles.
CAR (no periods),
Civil Air Regulations.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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