Car

Car

(?), n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. Chariot.] 1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
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2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.]
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In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car introduced into England from America are called cars; as, tram car. Pullman car. See Train.
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3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic].
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The gilded car of day.
Milton.
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The towering car, the sable steeds.
Tennyson.
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4. (Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
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The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car.
Dryden.
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5. The cage of a lift or elevator.
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6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
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7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.]
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Car coupling, or Car coupler, a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.] -- Dummy car (Railroad), a car containing its own steam power or locomotive. -- Freight car (Railrood), a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods. [U. S.] -- Hand car (Railroad), a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc. [U. S.] -- Horse car, or Street car, an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets. [U. S.] -- Palace car, Drawing-room car, Sleeping car, Parlor car, etc. (Railroad), cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers.
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Ca`ra*ba"o

(?), n. [Native name.] (Zol.) The water buffalo of the Philippines. [Phil. Islands]
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