Definition of horseless carriage in English:
nounarchaic or humorous
- Cars were originally horseless carriages, and early models looked suitably carriage-like; only later did car designers realise that cars could be almost any shape they wanted to make them.
- We have inherited a Victorian infrastructure and road plan which did not take into account the horseless carriage and almost universal car ownership.
- These statements are like saying that a car is a horseless carriage.
Definition of horseless carriage in:
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