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carnoun [C]

uk   /kɑːr/  us   /kɑːr/
A1 a road vehicle with an engine, four wheels, and seats for a small number of people: They don't have a car. Where did you park your car? It's quicker by car. a car chase/accident/factory a part of a train used for a special purpose: a restaurant/sleeping car US (UK carriage, coach) any of the separate parts of a train in which the passengers sit: a railroad car US (UK truck) a part of a train that is used for carrying goods or animals: Hundreds of refugees were herded into cattle cars for the gruelling ten-hour journey.
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