A small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse; SYN. roadster.
1. A light one-horse carriage made with two wheels in England and with four wheels in the United States.
2. A small cart or truck for short transportations of heavy materials.
3. BABY CARRIAGE.
ETYM Old Fren. car, char, French cahr, from Latin carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Irish and Gael. carr. cf. Chariot.
1. A four-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; SYN. auto, automobile, machine, motorcar.
2. A wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; SYN. railcar, railway car, railroad car.
3. A compartment suspended from an airship and carrying personnel and cargo and power plant; SYN. gondola.
Popular name for automobile.
ETYM Old Fren. cariage luggage, carriage, chariage carriage, cart, baggage, French charriage, cartage, wagoning, from Old Fren. carier, charier, French charrier, to cart. Related to Carry.
1. A machine part that carries something else.
2. A wheeled vehicle drawn by horses; SYN. equipage, rig.
3. Characteristic way of bearing one's body; SYN. bearing, posture.
cart / kɑːrt /
ETYM AS. craet; cf. W. cart, Irish and Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Related to Car.
A heavy open vehicle usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal.
chariot / tʃeriət /
ETYM French Chariot, from char car. Related to Car.
1. A light four-wheeled horse-drawn ceremonial carriage.
2. A two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome.
Horse-drawn carriage with two wheels, used in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, for fighting, processions, and races; it is thought to have originated in Asia. Typically, the fighting chariot contained a driver and a warrior, who would fight on foot, with the chariot providing rapid mobility.
Julius Caesar and Tacitus both write of chariots being used by the British against Roman armies in the 1st century AD. The most complete remains of a chariot found in Britain were at Llyn Cerrig Bach in Anglesey, Wales, but many parts of chariots, such as axle caps and harness mounts, have been found.
ETYM French coche, from Italian cocchio, dim. of cocca little boat, from Latin concha mussel, mussel shell.
1. A carriage pulled by four horses with one driver; SYN. four-in-hand, coach-and-four.
2. A person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting); SYN. private instructor, tutor.
drag / dræɡ /
Sinonimi: retarding force
1. The act of dragging (pulling with force).
2. The phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid; SYN. retarding force.
Resistance to motion a body experiences when passing through a fluid—gas or liquid. The aerodynamic drag aircraft experience when traveling through the air represents a great waste of power, so they must be carefully shaped, or streamlined, to reduce drag to a minimum. Automobiles benefit from streamlining, and aerodynamic drag is used to slow down spacecraft returning from space. Boats traveling through water experience hydrodynamic drag on their hulls, and the fastest vessels are hydrofoils, whose hulls lift out of the water while cruising.
motor / moʊtə(r) /
ETYM Latin motorius that has motion. Related to Motor.
Converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion.
Anything that produces or imparts motion; a machine that provides mechanical power, particularly an electric motor. Machines that burn fuel (gasoline, diesel) are usually called engines, but the internal-combustion engine that propels vehicles has long been called a motor, hence “motoring” and “automobile” were used as early automotive terms. Actually the motor is a part of the automobile engine.
Involving or relating to movements of the muscles.
vehicle / viːhɪkl̩ /
ETYM Latin vehiculum, from vehere to carry; akin to Eng. way, wain. Related to Way, Convex, Inveigh, Veil, Vex.
1. A conveyance that transports people or objects.
2. A medium for the expression or achievement of something.
ETYM Dutch wagen. Related to Wain.
1. A child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting; SYN. coaster wagon.
2. Any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse or tractor; SYN. waggon.