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Etymology

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motor +‎ car

Pronunciation

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  • Audio (US):(file)

Noun

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motorcar (plural motorcars)

  1. An enclosed passenger motor vehicle, a car, powered by an engine.
    Synonyms: (US slang) auto, automobile, (British slang) motor
    Hypernym: motor vehicle
    Coordinate terms: motor truck, motortruck, motor coach, motorcoach, motor scooter, motorscooter
  2. (rail transport, US) A self-propelled railway vehicle.
    Synonyms: motor coach, railcar

Descendants

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  • Maori: motokā
  • Swahili: motokaa

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