- A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
- A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad.(U. S)
- A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity.(Poetic)"The gilded car of day." [Milton.]"The towering car, the sable steeds." [Tennyson.]
- [Astron] The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper."The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car." [Dryden.]
- The cage of a lift or elevator.
- The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
- A floating perforated box for living fish.(U. S)
Note: ☞ 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.
Etymology: OF. car char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. Chariot