from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who uses an automobile vehicle.
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Driver; person who uses a motor vehicle such as car, van or truck.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone who drives (or travels in) an automobile
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The automobilist is a good advertiser of what he finds _en route_ that pleases him, and scores pitilessly -- to other automobilists -- everything in the nature of a swindle that he meets with, and they are not few, for in many places the automobilist is still considered fair game for robbery.
Lord Montagu was a noted "automobilist" of the day, who published an illustrated magazine called "The Car."
Witnesses all hand details to the dazed biker and give only old fashioned looks to the lunatic automobilist.
And after the New World, would not the Old in its turn, be desecrated by the mad career of this remarkable automobilist?
To capture the Master of the Horse as an automobilist was a great achievement for enthusiasts in the advocacy of the new mode of travelling.
It has a grand establishment known as the Société d'Automobiles Bauchet, which will cater for any and every want of the automobilist, and has a half-dozen sights of first rank, from the old Hôtel Dieu to the bizarre doubled-up Eglise St. Nicolas and the seventeenth-century, wood-roofed market-house.
No one is better equipped to furnish these tales than Mrs. Penrose, who, besides being an able writer, is an expert automobilist.
Strategically it was important then as it is important now, and Roman soldiery of the past, as the automobilist of to-day, had here four great thoroughfares leading from the city.
"Slow it is," the watchful, excited Hiram heard him say, working the wheel as cautiously as an automobilist rounding a sharp curve.
"Here, give him a sip of this -- it's brandy!" and an automobilist, who had come across the links from the nearest point to the highway, offered his flask.