a company or service that rents cars, as by the day or week.
a car provided by such a company or service.


Also especially British, self-drive. of or relating to such a company or service: rent-a-car rates.

Origin of rent-a-car

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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