horseless carriage
noun Date: 1895 automobile — used especially of early models

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • horseless carriage — noun An early automobile, of the types designed before World War I …   Wiktionary

  • horseless carriage — noun archaic or humorous a car …   English new terms dictionary

  • horseless carriage — horse′less car′riage [[t]ˈhɔrs lɪs[/t]] n. aum an automobile • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • horseless carriage — An obsolete term for motor vehicle …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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Horse less, a. Being without a horse; specif., not requiring a horse; said of certain vehicles in which horse power has been replaced by electricity, steam, etc.; as, a horseless carriage or truck.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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Carriage — A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse drawn. It is especially designed for private passenger use and for comfort or elegance, though some are also used to transport goods. It may be light, smart and fast or heavy, large and… …   Wikipedia

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