Definition of minicar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈminēˌkär/


A very small car, especially a subcompact.
Example sentences
  • But even these models outperformed minicars, whose death rate of 249 per million was the worst of any vehicle (unlike their fuel efficiency, which is tops).
  • The midprice compact represents Fiat's most ambitious effort yet to end its dependence on minicars and take on Volkswagen, Ford, and Renault in the heart of the European car market.
  • In fact, Honda's worldwide lineup consists of five platforms, with the light truck platform of the Odyssey at the top and minicars that are not available in the U.S. market at the opposite end.

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Syllabification: min·i·car

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