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rent-a-car

[ rent-uh-kahr ]
/ ˈrɛnt əˌkɑr /
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noun

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

adjective

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

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Origin of rent-a-car

First recorded in 1930–35
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