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motor drive

a mechanical system, including an electric motor, used to operate a machine or machines.
Origin of motor drive
First recorded in 1905-10
Related forms
[moh-ter-driv-uh n] /ˈmoʊ tərˌdrɪv ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Did you hear him re-enter it after returning from the motor drive?'

    Trent's Last Case E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
  • But as he reached his garden gate he saw the motor drive off.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
  • Last Sunday some friends came to take me with them for a motor drive and lunch in the country.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
  • I only know that but for him that motor drive through Sussex up to the London police court would have been a nightmare.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • The hour was getting on; he heard his own motor drive up, and they went down, through the deserted hotel.

    The Girl From His Town Marie Van Vorst
  • My journey begins with a motor drive of 300 miles over fearful roads and a chain of mountains always under snow.

  • The motor drive from Ostend to Ghent was through autumn sunshine and beauty of field flowers.

    Golden Lads Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
  • Mrs. Moore and two other ladies accompanied us on a motor drive to see the city.

British Dictionary definitions for motor drive

motor drive

(photog) a battery-operated motorized system to give fast film advance between exposures Compare autowinder
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