a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically having four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine.: See also hybrid (def. 5b).
of or relating to automobiles; automotive.
- au·to·mo·bil·ist [aw-tuh-muh-bee-list, -moh-bi-list], /ˌɔ tə məˈbi lɪst, -ˈmoʊ bɪ lɪst/, noun
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How to use automobile in a sentence
She was speaking about the Dale—a three-wheeled, low-cost, high-efficiency car, which she claimed would upend America’s automobile industry.How the Creators of HBO's The Lady and the Dale Told a Sensitive Story About a Complicated Trans Trailblazer | Suyin Haynes | February 3, 2021 | Time
If a once-in-a-century pandemic and a historic recession were not enough, India’s hard-pressed automobile sector has now run into yet another speedbump.Just as India’s auto sector was getting back on its feet, coronavirus has come back to bite it | Niharika Sharma | January 20, 2021 | Quartz
This time, environmental justice advocates are putting pressure on an international automobile manufacturer to use zero-emission trucks, even though they’re not commercially available yet.Environment Report: Advocates Want Zero-Emission Trucks in Portside Neighborhoods | MacKenzie Elmer | December 7, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
In seeking revenue for this vision, SANDAG has the opportunity to add another big move – a gasoline tax that can both provide the necessary resources to achieve its vision and an incentive to chip away at our dependence on automobiles.A Sixth Big Move for SANDAG’s New Transportation Vision | Joe Bettles | November 30, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
A number of visionary entrepreneurs, Henry Ford being one, designed automobiles in Detroit, and eventually, Detroit became known as The Motor City.Detroit : What to Know if You’re Moving to the Motor City | LGBTQ-Editor | November 24, 2020 | No Straight News
Strange was a surgeon who lost the use of his hands in an automobile accident.The Flying Sorcery of Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's Most Bizarre Magician | Rich Goldstein | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The massive automobile and bank bailouts were the cherries on top.Assuming GOP Does Take the Senate, Dems Have Nothing to Fear | Veronique de Rugy | November 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because the automobile essentially was a motorized quadricycle.Pryor Dodge's Two-Wheeled Obsession Is Now a Museum of Bike History | Anthony Haden-Guest | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He claimed that any serious conversation about poverty must include the issue of automobile access.
But what if some of the money went instead towards increasing automobile access?
There was a time when Aristide Pujol, in sole charge of an automobile, went gaily scuttering over the roads of France.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The man with the automobile, the corn-cure, and the baby grew to be legendary in the villages of Provence.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Now an automobile was a marvellous dragon for Rosemary, and she could never see too many for her pleasure.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
An automobile therefore has the same rights and no more than those of a footman.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
One who uses another's automobile without consent or knowledge of the owner, may be liable to pay a reasonable hire therefor.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for automobile
another word (esp US) for car (def. 1)
- automobilist (ˌɔːtəməˈbiːlɪst, -ˈməʊbɪlɪst), noun
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