- Chiefly British. an automobile.
- Railroads. a self-propelled car for freight or passengers.
Origin of motorcar
Related Words for motorcarvan, auto, bus, truck, automobile, car, wagon, ride, machine, pickup, motor, convertible, jeep, limousine, compact, wreck, buggy, bucket, conveyance, jalopy
Examples from the Web for motorcar
Contemporary Examples of motorcar
“I would build a motorcar for the great multitudes,” he proclaimed.Henry Ford Understood That Raising Wages Would Bring Him More Profit
January 6, 2014
Suddenly, the modern world is really beginning: the movies and a much, much wider use of the motorcar, and all of those things.The Brits' Surprising Emmy Hit
August 29, 2011
Historical Examples of motorcar
"It's the American gentleman that owns the motorcar," said Doyle.
He walked, hat in hand, towards the stranger in the motorcar.
As he spoke, the gates were opened and a motorcar drove through.Two Daring Young Patriots
W. P. Shervill
No farmhouse was in sight to which the motorcar might have gone.The Secret Wireless
Lewis E. Theiss
I only borrowed a motorcar while the owners were at lunch; they had no need of it at the time.The Wind in the Willows
- a more formal word for car (def. 1)
- a self-propelled electric railway car