slot car
noun Date: 1966 an electric toy racing car with a pin underneath that fits into a groove on a track for guidance

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  • slot car — ☆ slot car n. a plastic, electrically driven, miniature car, built to exact scale and raced as a game against other such cars over a slotted track: each car is remotely controlled by a hand held rheostat …   English World dictionary

  • Slot car — A slot car (sometimes, slotcar) is a powered miniature auto or other vehicle which is guided by a groove or slot in the track on which it runs. [Hertz, L.H. The Complete Book of Model Raceways and Roadways , 1st Ed. 1965.] [Reed, R. Know About… …   Wikipedia

  • slot car — noun : an electric toy racing automobile that has an arm underneath fitting into a groove for guidance and metal strips alongside the groove for supplying electricity and that is remotely controlled by the operator s hand held rheostat * * * a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slot-Car — Bahnsystem von Carrera im Maßstab 1:24 auf der Spielwarenmesse 2005 Bahnsystem von NINCO im Maßstab 1:32 auf der Spielwarenmesse 2005 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • slot car — a miniature, electrically operated toy racing car that runs on a slotted track and is controlled by an operator with a hand held rheostat. Also called slot racer. [1965 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • slot-car — noun a toy racing car that runs in a slot round a track and is controlled with a hand held rheostat …   Wiktionary

  • slot-car racing — noun Racing on a track by tiny model cars powered and controlled electrically • • • Main Entry: ↑slot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pancake (slot car) — The pancake motor, as used in slot cars, is a type of electric motor, which has a flat commutator and vertical shaft. It was a feature of the highly successful Aurora HO slot cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The motor was not a separate unit; instead …   Wikipedia

  • Inline (slot car) — In the model car hobby, an inline car is a type of slot car or other motorized model car in which the motor shaft runs lengthwise down the chassis, perpendicular to the driven axle (usually the rear). Power is transmitted through a pinion to a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sidewinder (slot car) — Sidewinder is a type of slot car or motorized model car in which the motor shaft is parallel to the driven axle (usually the rear), and power is transmitted through spur gears or, sometimes, a belt, friction or even by direct drive. The word also …   Wikipedia

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