Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a hearse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Suitable to a funeral.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Suitable to a hearse, and hence to a funeral.

Etymologies

hearse +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A white hearselike car follows them and I figure that must be the South Bristol vamp squad.

    Slayed

  • He heard the car doors close and the engine rumble as the living ghost of the old Town sank into his black, hearselike Continental and cruised away.

    The Town

  • A Quakeress could have found no fault with this costume, which placed in grotesque and ridiculous contrast the hearselike trappings of the other women.

    The Cross of Berny

  • The hearselike back end is also pretty useful when it comes to swallowing luggage.

    Motoring

  • a relic from the castle, when its antique furniture was set up to public sale, was hung with faded tapestry, and above its dark and polished summit were hearselike and heavy trappings.

    Eugene Aram — Complete

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