- n. alternative spelling of motorcar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An automobile, locomobile, or locomotive designed to run and be steered on a street or roadway; esp., an automobile specially designed for passengers and propelled by an internal combustion engine.
- n. (Elec. Railroads), United States Any car containing motors for propulsion.
“He turned back to where Wilson sat in the rear seat of the doorless, box-bodied motor car beside his wife, them both grinning with excitement, and Wilson leaned forward and whispered”
“That afternoon, late, Wilson and Macomber went out in the motor car with the native driver and the two gun-bearers.”
“The Admiral and Commander Babcock wrote another message, and drove in a motor car to Brighton, where Page was taking a little rest.”
“Finally the gun-bearers brought the skin over, wet and heavy, and climbed in behind with it, rolling it up before they got in, and the motor car started.”
“From Mombasa they took the Kenya and Uganda Railway to Nairobi, and then went by motor car into the interior.”
“Now, here is where I dust the rest of 'em!" complacently remarked Mrs. Comstock, as she climbed into the motor car for her first ride, in company with Philip and Little Brother.”
“In fact, his pavilion was sponsored by the motor car company of a famous aeronautical pioneer, Gabriel Voisin, and while the exhibition organizers were distinctly unenthusiastic about his didactic display material, Le Corbusier had the backing of a government minister, Anatole de Monzie, to whom he had been introduced by Gertrude Stein.”
“At the time of his death he was committed to ambitious new projects that would have cost at least eight million francs12—to build a decent road up to the village for a motor car he intended to buy, lay water to all the houses and create an outside baptismal pool, and erect a seventy-metre tower from which he planned to call his parishioners to prayer.”
“He said that his brother-in-law, Arthur Paget, had been killed in a motor car accident in Malaya and so he wanted to redraft his will to make a trust in favour of his sister Jean and her two children.”
“The motor car climbed up a slight rise and went on through the trees and then out into a grassy prairie-like opening and kept in the shelter of the trees along the edge, the driver going slowly and Wilson looking carefully out across the prairie and all along its far side.”
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