from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A self-propelled wheeled conveyance, such as a car or truck, that does not run on rails.
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- n. Any land-based means of transportation in the form of a machine that operates primarily through a motor consuming fuel in order to provide power to rotate the tires.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
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At Henry Leland’s Cadillac plant in Detroit where, incidentally, consistent interchangeability for all the parts in a motor vehicle was achieved for the first time in 1906, a worker would load each block in a milling machine, then carefully mill it to specification.
Page 17 got the governors to call the motor vehicle commissioners together — most of those handled the licenses in the various states — and they met and at that time worked out what was called the Multi-State Agreement.