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motor US English

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

motocross New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

cross-country motorcycle racing

motor inn US English

A motel

motor area US English

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

motor coach US English

Another term for coach3noun3noun3noun.

motor drive US English

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

motor home US English

A motor vehicle equipped like a trailer for living in, with kitchen facilities, beds, etc.

motor nerve US English

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

motor wind US English

A camera winding mechanism driven by a motor

motor yacht US English

A motor-driven boat equipped for cruising

linear motor US English

An electric induction motor that produces straight-line motion (as opposed to rotary motion) by means of a linear stator and rotor placed in parallel. It has been used to drive streetcars and monorails, where one part of the motor is on the underside of the vehicle and the other is in the track

motor caravan US English

A motorhome

motor cortex US English

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

motor-driven US English

Operated or controlled by a motor

motor launch US English

See launch.

motor neuron US 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 US English

The sport of racing motor vehicles, especially cars

motor vehicle US English

A road vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine; an automobile

motor generator US English

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

motor mechanic US English

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

synchronous motor US English

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

motor voter law US 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 US English

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

motorbus US English

Old-fashioned term for bus1noun1noun1noun.

motorcar US English

An automobile

premotor US 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

motorboat US English

A boat powered by a motor, especially a recreational boat

motormouth US English

A person who talks quickly and incessantly

motorsailer US English

A boat equipped with both sails and an engine

motorsport US English

A sport involving the racing of motor vehicles, especially cars and motorcycles

scooter US English

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

motor scooter in scooter US English

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


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