- A vehicle that moves independently, steered by a driver mostly for personal transportation. See also motorcar or automobile.
- She drove her to the mall.
- A nonpowered unit in a railroad train.
- The conductor linked the cars to the locomotive.
- A passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not.
- From the front-most of the subway, he filmed the progress through the tunnel.
- The moving, load-carrying component of an elevator.
- Fix the of the express elevator - the door is sticking.
- The passenger-carrying portion of certain amusement park rides, such as Ferris wheels.
- The child's dream was to ride the front of the roller-coaster with her hands straight up for the whole ride.
Etymology: From Middle English carre < Norman-French carre < Latin carra, neuter plural of carrus (four-wheeled baggage wagon) < Celtic carr (two-wheeled chariot) < Gaulish karros < Proto-Indo-European < PIE base kers- (to run).
- Dutch: wagon
- French: wagon
- German: Kabine
- Italian: cabina
- Spanish: automóvil (italbrac, formal usage), auto (italbrac, especially Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay) , carro (italbrac, Caribbean Islands, Central America, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela), coche (italbrac, especially Mexico, South America except Venezuela, Spain), mí¡quina (italbrac, Cuba, colloquial)
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