from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of car used for transporting miners up and down the steeply inclined shafts of some mines on Lake Superior. Compare man-engine.


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  • Whenever he expressed the concern that the man-car (ph) had been still on the tracks and it was OK, they had actually discovered footsteps from the car.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2006

  • Certainly, the governor sounded more optimistic when they found out that the man-car (ph) or the man-trip (ph) was intact.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2006

  • The Okie sitting beside me never spoke when he drove; he stayed lost in a man-car reverie.

    Hollywood Nocturne


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