Definitions

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  • n. a junction of four roads
  • n. the main intersection in a town

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where four (or more) roads or streets meet: now used only as the name of such a place in Oxford, England.

Etymologies

Anglicisation of the Latin quadrifurcus "four-pronged, four-forked" (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Words drop out of the vocabulary all the time, too -- when was the last time you heard about anybody hanging out at the drugstore down at the carfax?

    My mechanic Steve

  • Plug the VIN number into the search engine at carfax. com.

    CNN Transcript Apr 7, 2007

  • If you're a AAA member you can get it extra cheap at aaa. com or you can go to carfax. com.

    CNN Transcript Nov 16, 2002

  • There was nought in the square or on the carfax at first but themselves; but after a little there entered by the east way and the west a rout of archers, and fell to shooting at Osberne's, and they back again.

    The Sundering Flood

  • Said the carle: "Dost thou remember the battle in the square by the carfax of the great City, and how there was a man before thy mighty hand who cried out to spare his life, for that he could tell thee of the said maiden; and thereon thou wert about to give him peace, but ere thou couldest take him to thy mercy he was slain by one of the carle-weavers?"

    The Sundering Flood

  • Now after this Osberne and his drew not back from the carfax, but by the rede of him the townsmen made trenches and walls to strengthen them right up to the said carfax.

    The Sundering Flood

  • So at last they came unto a great carfax with a wide square round about it.

    The Sundering Flood

  • Particularly in the wake of this year's devastating floods, be sure to run a model's vehicle identification number VIN through a title-search service like carfax.com to make sure it hasn't been previously flood-damaged or salvaged and subsequently rebuilt.

  • I'm going to do a carfax on the car before we get too serious about it.

    NASIOC

  • The car that would be good for you, is whatever car you go and inspect, research, run your own carfax on, and eventually decide is a good purchase.

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