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

1885–90, Americanism; motor + car1 Unabridged
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motorcar (ˈməʊtəˌkɑː)
1.  a more formal word for car
2.  a self-propelled electric railway car

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Racehorses and early motorcar races were enticing subjects at the turn of the century.
To see what that means, consider the surprising outcome of another great motorcar race.
Includes a reasonable portion of the weight of exclusive work equipment and motorcar trains moved one mile.
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