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motor drive

noun
1.
a mechanical system, including an electric motor, used to operate a machine or machines.
Origin of motor drive
1905-1910
1905-10
Related forms
motor-driven
[moh-ter-driv-uh n] /ˈmoʊ tərˌdrɪv ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Last Sunday some friends came to take me with them for a motor drive and lunch in the country.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
  • I only know that but for him that motor drive through Sussex up to the London police court would have been a nightmare.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • But as he reached his garden gate he saw the motor drive off.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
  • The hour was getting on; he heard his own motor drive up, and they went down, through the deserted hotel.

    The Girl From His Town Marie Van Vorst
  • Did you hear him re-enter it after returning from the motor drive?'

    Trent's Last Case E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
  • My journey begins with a motor drive of 300 miles over fearful roads and a chain of mountains always under snow.

  • Mrs. Moore and two other ladies accompanied us on a motor drive to see the city.

  • The motor drive from Ostend to Ghent was through autumn sunshine and beauty of field flowers.

    Golden Lads Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
British Dictionary definitions for motor drive

motor drive

noun
1.
(photog) a battery-operated motorized system to give fast film advance between exposures Compare autowinder
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