Grip car
Grip car Grip car A car with a grip to clutch a traction cable. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Grip-car — is an early contemporary term referring to what is more commonly known as Cable car. The Grip car was invented in San Francisco. A different type of grip car was also used in Chicago. The Cable car was invented by Andrew Smith Hallidie in San… …   Wikipedia

  • grip car — noun : a car equipped with a device for gripping a traction cable by which the car is moved : cable car * * * grip car, = cable car. (Cf. ↑cable car) …   Useful english dictionary

  • grip car — noun A streetcar, especially a cable car. After dining Sam got on a grip car of the Wabash Avenue Cable, sitting on the front seat and letting the panorama of the town roll up to him …   Wiktionary

  • Car handling — and vehicle handling is a description of the way wheeled vehicles perform transverse to their direction of motion, particularly during cornering and swerving. It also includes their stability when moving in a straight line. Handling and braking… …   Wikipedia

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  • Grip — Grip, n. [AS. gripe. Cf. {Grip}, v. t., {Gripe}, v. t.] 1. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping. [1913 Webster] 2. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Car of Tomorrow — is also the title of a 1951 film by Tex Avery. Car of Tomorrow may also refer to the new Nationwide Series car. Car of Tomorrow Technical specifications …   Wikipedia

  • grip|man — «GRIHP muhn», noun, plural men. the man who works the grip on a cable car …   Useful english dictionary

  • grip — [[t]grɪ̱p[/t]] ♦♦♦ grips, gripping, gripped 1) VERB If you grip something, you take hold of it with your hand and continue to hold it firmly. [V n] She gripped the rope. 2) N COUNT: oft poss N A grip is a firm, strong hold on something. His… …   English dictionary

  • grip — grip1 [ grıp ] noun ** ▸ 1 firm strong hold ▸ 2 power/control ▸ 3 part of object for holding ▸ 4 someone who moves cameras ▸ 5 small bag for traveling ▸ 6 for holding hair ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) singular a firm strong hold: Marguerite took my hand in a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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