car


car
noun Etymology: Middle English carre, from Anglo-French, from Latin carra, plural of carrum, alteration of carrus, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish & Middle Welsh carr vehicle; akin to Latin currere to run Date: 14th century 1. a vehicle moving on wheels: as a. archaic carriage, chariot b. a vehicle designed to move on rails (as of a railroad) c. automobile 2. the passenger compartment of an elevator 3. the part of an airship or balloon that carries the passengers and cargo

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