- a place where principal roads or streets intersect, esp a place in a town where four roads meet
C14: from Anglo-French carfuks, from Old French carrefures, from Latin quadrifurcus four-forked
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Examples from the Web for carfax
"Mr. Carfax wishes me to return with you to Norcaster," he remarked.
"Ah, well, we needn't tell that when she goes into the witness-box," said Carfax.
"Leave that to me, Carfax," interrupted Mr. Wraythwaite, with a nod at Avice.
The inquiry agents glanced at each other and then at Carfax.
And did he tell you my grandfather Carfax's dictum in the Banstock case?Fraternity
Word Origin and History for carfax
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