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horseless carriage

[hawrs-lis]
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noun
  1. an automobile: The horse and buggy were eventually replaced by the horseless carriage.

Origin of horseless carriage

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples

  • And wanted George's mother to help her with this horseless-carriage widower!

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    Booth Tarkington


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