automobile

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. self-propelled. See propulsion. — n. auto, car. See vehicle.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. car, motorcar, vehicle, motor vehicle, auto, passenger car, machine, motor, wheels*.
Types of automobiles include: passenger car, limousine, sedan, coupe, saloon (British), hardtop, compact, subcompact, hatchback, notchback, sports car, stock car, convertible, station wagon, minivan, taxicab, squad car, dragster, funny car, lemon, clunker, jalopy. Principal parts of an automobile include: wheels, ignition, battery, tires, fenders, chassis, headlight, taillight, hood, trunk, radiator, engine or motor, fan, cylinder, windshield, wipers, water pump, catalytic converter, fuel injector, carburetor, exhaust, muffler, throttle, gear, gear shift, clutch, steering wheel, transmission, universal joint, disc brake, brake pad, brake shoe, brake drum, alternator, generator, distributor, starter, speedometer, tachometer, spark plug, axles, emergency brake, heater, seat belt, airbag, filter, drive shaft, oil pan, hand brake, accelerator, MacPherson strut, shock absorber, radius rod, piston, intake and exhaust valves, fuel pump, gas tank, dashboard, glove compartment, turn signal, steering column. Automobile makes include: Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Jeep, Eagle, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Pontiac, Chevrolet, Saturn, Geo, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan (Datsun), Infiniti, Subaru, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Suzuki, Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, BMW (Bayerische Motoren-Werke), Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Volvo, Saab, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Rover, Triumph, MG (Morris Garage), Lotus, Aston Martin, Austin Healey, Hillman, Vauxhall, Sunbeam, Peugeot, Renault. Former makes include: Avanti, Citro‰n, DeLorean, Yugo, Imperial, Checker, International, Rambler, Nash, Studebaker, De Soto, Edsel, Packard, Kaiser, Hudson, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, Hupmobile, La Salle, Stutz, Reo, Cord, Crosley, Stanley, Daimler, Opel, Simca, Skoda, Zil.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
car, vehicle, sedan, *wheels, station wagon, hatchback, compact, subcompact, *bucket of bolts, *clunker, *junker, *lemon, *gas-guzzler, transport, fastback, *flivver, convertible, *lowrider, *horseless carriage, roadster, town car, *crate, coupe, *hotrod, *jalopy, van, minivan, SUV (sport utility vehicle).
WORD FIND
book listing prices of used cars: blue book
brake components: brake drum, brake shoes, brake lining
brakes, non-skid: anti-lock brakes
bump absorbers: shock absorbers, suspension system, leaf springs, springs, torsion bars
cables used to recharge dead battery: jumper cables
chauffeur-driven: limousine
convertible: *ragtop
cutting tool used in a car accident: Jaws of Life
dashboard warning lights: idiot lights, hazard lights
divider between engine and passenger compartment: firewall
DUI: driving under the influence
DWI: driving while intoxicated
electrochemical power unit: battery
engages and disengages engine from transmission: clutch
engine speed gauge: tachometer
explosion of fuel in exhaust system: backfire
frame: chassis
funeral car: hearse
gearbox: transmission
gears shifted manually: manual transmission
inflatable impact bag: air bag
license plate customized with owner’s name or pet word: vanity plate
lifter used to raise car to change tire: jack
mechanic’s rolling board used for underbody work: creeper
mileage meter: odometer
OUI: operating under the influence
pedal for manual transmission: clutch
police: squad car, cruiser, patrol car, prowl car
radar detector: *fuzzbuster
shifting to low gear to help slow car: downshift
skidding over sheet of water: hydroplaning
speed automator: cruise control
starting car without key: *hotwiring
sway reducer: sway bar
tailpipe afterburner, burns harmful gases: catalytic converter
tire rotation for proper wear: balancing
used car in perfect condition: cherry
wheel-locking clamp used to stop parking scofflaws: Denver boot
wheel shaft: axle

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