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carfax

noun
  1. a place where principal roads or streets intersect, esp a place in a town where four roads meet
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Word Origin

C14: from Anglo-French carfuks, from Old French carrefures, from Latin quadrifurcus four-forked
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Historical Examples

  • "Mr. Carfax wishes me to return with you to Norcaster," he remarked.

    The Borough Treasurer

    Joseph Smith Fletcher

  • "Ah, well, we needn't tell that when she goes into the witness-box," said Carfax.

    The Borough Treasurer

    Joseph Smith Fletcher

  • "Leave that to me, Carfax," interrupted Mr. Wraythwaite, with a nod at Avice.

    The Borough Treasurer

    Joseph Smith Fletcher

  • The inquiry agents glanced at each other and then at Carfax.

    The Borough Treasurer

    Joseph Smith Fletcher

  • And did he tell you my grandfather Carfax's dictum in the Banstock case?

    Fraternity

    John Galsworthy


Word Origin and History for carfax

n.

see carrefour.

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