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motorcar

[moh-ter-kahr] /ˈmoʊ tərˌkɑr/
noun
1.
Chiefly British. an automobile.
2.
Railroads. a self-propelled car for freight or passengers.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; motor + car1
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British Dictionary definitions for motor car

motorcar

/ˈməʊtəˌkɑː/
noun
1.
a more formal word for car (sense 1)
2.
a self-propelled electric railway car
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Word Origin and History for motor car

motorcar

n.

also motor-car, 1895 from motor (n.) + car.

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