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Definition of automobile:

  1. An automobile vehicle or mechanism; esp., a self- propelled vehicle suitable for use on a street or roadway. Automobiles are usually propelled by internal combustion engines ( using volatile inflammable liquids, as gasoline or petrol, alcohol, naphtha, etc.), steam engines, or electric motors. The power of the driving motor varies from about 4 to 50 H. P. for ordinary vehicles, ranging from the run- about to the touring car, up to as high as 200 H. P. for specially built racing cars. Automobiles are also commonly, and generally in British usage, called motor cars.


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