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Noun: car  kaa(r)
  1. A motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    "he needs a car to get to work";
    - auto [informal], automobile [N. Amer], motorcar, whip [US, informal], wheel [informal], autocar [archaic]
  2. A wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railway
    "three cars had jumped the rails";
    - railcar, railway car [Brit, Cdn], railroad car [N. Amer], railway carriage [Brit, Cdn], bogie [Asia]
  3. The compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
    - gondola
  4. [N. Amer] Where passengers ride up and down
    "the car was on the top floor";
    - elevator car [N. Amer]
  5. A conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
    "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain";
    - cable car

Derived forms: cars

Type of: automotive vehicle, compartment, motor vehicle, wheeled vehicle

Part of: airship, cable railway, dashcam, dirigible [N. Amer], elevator [N. Amer, Austral, NZ], funicular, funicular railway, lift [Brit], railroad train [N. Amer], railway train [Brit, Cdn], train

Encyclopedia: Car, the Garden