Horseless
Horseless Horse"less, a. Being without a horse; specif., not requiring a horse; -- said of certain vehicles in which horse power has been replaced by electricity, steam, etc.; as, a horseless carriage or truck. It was used primarily in the term ``horseless carriage'', to refer to automobiles. By the 1930's when automobiles had become more common than horses for transportation, the term had lost its currency. [archaic, except in a historical context.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • horseless — [hôrs′lis] adj. 1. without a horse 2. not requiring a horse; self propelled [an automobile was formerly called a horseless carriage] * * * …   Universalium

  • horseless — [hôrs′lis] adj. 1. without a horse 2. not requiring a horse; self propelled [an automobile was formerly called a horseless carriage] …   English World dictionary

  • horseless — /ˈhɔsləs/ (say hawsluhs) adjective 1. without a horse. 2. self propelled: a horseless carriage …   Australian English dictionary

  • horseless — adj. without a horse. Phrases and idioms: horseless carriage archaic a motor car …   Useful english dictionary

  • horseless — adjective see horse I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horseless — adjective Not having a horse …   Wiktionary

  • horseless — adj. lacking a horse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • horseless — horse·less …   English syllables

  • horseless carriage — /hawrs lis/ an automobile: The horse and buggy were eventually replaced by the horseless carriage. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • horseless carriage — noun an early term for an automobile when automobiles first replaced horse drawn carriages they were called horseless carriages • Hypernyms: ↑car, ↑auto, ↑automobile, ↑machine, ↑motorcar …   Useful english dictionary

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