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car British & World English

A road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal-combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people

car English Thesaurus

an officer drove up in a car

in-car British & World English

Occurring, situated, or carried in a car

art car British & World English

A car or other four-wheel motor vehicle decorated as a work of art

kit car British & World English

A car sold as a set of separate components, designed to be assembled by the purchaser

cable car British & World English

A transport system, typically one travelling up and down a mountain, in which cabins are suspended on a continuous moving cable driven by a motor at one end of the route

car bomb British & World English

A bomb concealed in or under a parked car, used especially by terrorists

car club British & World English

A group of people who have an arrangement for sharing a car or cars

car coat British & World English

A short, square-cut style of coat designed to be worn when driving a car

car crash British & World English

An instance of a car colliding with another vehicle or with an object

car park British & World English

An area or building where cars or other vehicles may be left temporarily

car phone British & World English

A cellular phone designed for use in a motor vehicle

car wash British & World English

A building containing equipment for washing vehicles automatically

chair car British & World English

A railway carriage with adjustable seats in pairs either side of a central gangway

club car British & World English

A railway carriage equipped with a lounge and other amenities

hire car British & World English

A car hired, or available for hire

pace car British & World English

A car that sets the pace for the warm-up lap before a race but does not take part in it, or one that controls the pace in temporarily hazardous conditions

panda car British & World English

A small police patrol car (originally black and white or blue and white)

pedal car British & World English

A child’s pedal-operated car

prowl car British & World English

A police squad car

race car British & World English

An automobile built or modified for racing

radio car British & World English

A car, especially a police car, equipped with a two-way radio

ralli car British & World English

A light two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle for four people

road car British & World English

A car that meets the legal requirements for use on ordinary roads, especially a racing car adapted for road use

scout car British & World English

A fast armoured vehicle used for military reconnaissance and liaison

slot car British & World English

An electrically driven miniature racing car which travels in a slot in a track

squad car British & World English

A police patrol car

stock car British & World English

An ordinary car that has been strengthened for use in a type of race in which competing cars collide with each other

car bomb New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

bubble car British & World English

A small car with a transparent domed canopy and typically three wheels

bumper car British & World English

Another term for dodgem.

car camping British & World English

A type of camping which involves driving rather than walking to a campsite

car sharing British & World English

The practice of sharing a car for regular travelling, especially for commuting

compact car British & World English

A medium-sized car

company car British & World English

A car provided by a firm for the business and private use of an employee

dining car British & World English

A railway carriage equipped as a restaurant

estate car British & World English

A car with a large carrying area behind the seats, accessed by a door at the rear

freight car British & World English

A railway wagon for carrying freight

palace car British & World English

A luxurious railroad car

parlour car British & World English

A luxuriously fitted railway carriage, typically with individually reserved seats


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