Car

Definition of Car

n.1.A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
2.A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad.
3.A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity.
The gilded car of day.
- Milton.
The towering car, the sable steeds.
- Tennyson.
4.(Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car.
- Dryden.
5.The cage of a lift or elevator.
6.The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
7.A floating perforated box for living fish.
Car coupling
a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train.
Dummy car
(Railroad) a car containing its own steam power or locomotive.
Freight car
(Railrood) a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods.
Hand car
(Railroad) a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc.
Horse car
an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets.
Palace car
(Railroad) cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers.

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Pullman, Pullman car, autocar, baggage car, boat, boxcar, buggy, bus, caboose, carriage, chair car, coach, coupe, covered waggon, crate, day coach, diner, dinghy, dining car, drawing room, flat, flatcar, gondola, heap, jalopy, limousine, local, luggage van, machine, mail car, mail van, motor, motor vehicle, motorized vehicle, palace car, parlor car, passenger car, phaeton, railway car, reefer, refrigerator car, roadster, roomette, runabout, sedan, sleeper, smoker, smoking car, station wagon, stockcar, tank, tender, touring, truck, tub, van, voiture, waggon, wheels, wreck
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