motorcar

[ moh-ter-kahr ]
/ ˈmoʊ tərˌkɑr /

noun

Chiefly British. an automobile.
Railroads. a self-propelled car for freight or passengers.

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Origin of motorcar

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; motor + car1
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British Dictionary definitions for motorcar

motorcar
/ (ˈməʊtəˌkɑː) /

noun

a more formal word for car (def. 1)
a self-propelled electric railway car
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