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- adj. Not having a horse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Being without a horse; specif., not requiring a horse; -- said of certain vehicles in which horse power has been replaced by electricity, steam, etc.. It was used primarily in the term “horseless carriage”, to refer to automobiles. By the 1930's when automobiles had become more common than horses for transportation, the term had lost its currency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no horse; propelled without the aid of horses.
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These wondrous machines were referred to as horseless carriages.
We sent people to the moon, we ride in horseless machines and fly in the sky.
ldquo;People were calling the horseless carriage a folly.
When automobiles first showed up, they were called horseless carriages.
This is, by the way, a perfect example of what McLuhan called the horseless carriage syndrome: interpreting a novelty in terms of its predecessor.
Alice Ramsey who in 1909, did the unconventional, which is somewhat an understatement, and drive across the United States in what then was called a horseless carriage.
What rolled off the assembly line was a kind of horseless carriage that roared like a lawn mower and polluted the air worse than a whole city block full of big Western cars.
i; day in a horseless was the way to freedom, he was running to doubt that he wanted any part of it.
Just lately, said Lucy, hes been working on a new kind of horseless carriage.
"Just lately," said Lucy, "he's been working on a new kind of horseless carriage."