motor pool
noun Date: 1942 a group of motor vehicles centrally controlled (as by a governmental agency) and dispatched for use as needed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • motor pool — ˈmotor ˌpool noun [countable] a group of cars owned by a company or other organization that its members can use; = car pool Bre * * * motor pool UK US noun [C] TRANSPORT ► CARPOOL(Cf. ↑carpool) noun …   Financial and business terms

  • motor pool — ☆ motor pool n. a group of motor vehicles kept, as at a military installation, for use as needed by personnel …   English World dictionary

  • motor pool — n AmE a group of cars, trucks, and other vehicles that are available for people in a particular part of the government or army to use …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • motor pool — noun a fleet of military vehicles controlled by a single agency and available for use as needed (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑fleet * * * noun : a group of motor vehicles controlled by a single governmental agency whether or not assembled in one place… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Motor pool — For a pool or group of motor vehicles, see fleet vehicle. In neuroscience, a motor pool refers to a group of motor spinal neurons that innervate the same muscle. The biological significance of motor pool organization is in the fact that motor… …   Wikipedia

  • motor pool — mo′tor pool n. a fleet of motor vehicles available for temporary use by personnel, as at a military installation • Etymology: 1940–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • motor pool — noun (C) AmE car pool 1 (2) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • motor pool — a standby fleet of motor vehicles available for temporary use by appropriate personnel, as at a military or governmental installation. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • motor pool — noun A fleet of vehicles for use by a military installation; the department that maintains them …   Wiktionary

  • pool — pool1 [po͞ol] n. [ME < OE pol, akin to Du poel & Ger pfuhl, prob. ult. < IE base * bhel , to shine, glimmer] 1. a small pond, as in a garden 2. a small collection of liquid, as a puddle 3. SWIMMING POOL 4. a deep, still spot in a river ☆ …   English World dictionary

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