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motor British & World English

A machine, especially one powered by electricity or internal combustion, that supplies motive power for a vehicle or for another device with moving parts

motocross New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

cross-country motorcycle racing

motor area British & World English

A part of the central nervous system concerned with muscular action, especially the motor cortex

motor boat British & World English

A boat powered by a motor

motor drive British & World English

A mechanical system that includes an electric motor and drives a machine

motor nerve British & World English

A nerve carrying impulses from the brain or spinal cord to a muscle or gland

motor sport British & World English

Another term for motor racing.

motor wind British & World English

A camera winding mechanism driven by a motor

motor yacht British & World English

A motor-driven boat equipped for cruising

linear motor British & World English

An electric induction motor which produces straight-line motion (as opposed to rotary motion) by means of a linear stator and rotor placed in parallel

motor cortex British & World English

The part of the cerebral cortex in the brain in which originate the nerve impulses that initiate voluntary muscular activity

motor-driven British & World English

Operated or controlled by a motor

motor neuron British & World English

A nerve cell forming part of a pathway along which impulses pass from the brain or spinal cord to a muscle or gland

motor racing British & World English

The sport of racing motor vehicles, especially cars

motor vehicle British & World English

A road vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine

motor generator British & World English

A device consisting of a mechanically coupled electric motor and generator which may be used to control the voltage, frequency, or phase of an electrical supply

motor mechanic British & World English

A person who repairs and maintains the engines of cars and other vehicles

synchronous motor British & World English

An electric motor having a speed exactly proportional to the current frequency

motor voter law British & World English

Another name for the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, designed to reverse declining voter registration by allowing voters to register at motor vehicle departments

motor neurone disease British & World English

A progressive disease involving degeneration of the motor neurons and wasting of the muscles

premotor British & World English

Relating to or denoting the anterior part of the motor cortex in the frontal lobe of the brain, which is concerned with coordinating voluntary movement

motorhome British & World English

A motor vehicle equipped like a caravan for living in

motormouth British & World English

A person who talks quickly and incessantly

motorsailer British & World English

A boat equipped with both sails and an engine

rocket motor in rocket1 British & World English

An engine that operates by the combustion of its contents, providing thrust as in a jet engine but without depending on the intake of air for combustion

scooter British & World English

A light two-wheeled open motor vehicle on which the driver sits over an enclosed engine with their legs together and their feet resting on a floorboard

motor scooter in scooter British & World English

A light two-wheeled open motor vehicle on which the driver sits over an enclosed engine with their legs together and their feet resting on a floorboard


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