Econobox vs. Automobile



(informal) A small, unassuming automobile.


A type of vehicle designed to move on the ground under its own stored power and intended to carry a driver, a small number of additional passengers, and a very limited amount of other load. A car or motorcar.


Econobox is a United States informal slang term for a small, boxy, fuel-efficient economy car with few luxuries and a low price.


To travel by automobile.


Self-moving; self-propelled.


a self-propelled vehicle used for transporting passengers, suitable for use on a street or roadway. Many diferent models of automobiles have beenbuilt and sold commercially, possessing varied features such as a retractable roof (in a convertible), different braking systems, different propulsion systems, and varied styling. Most models have four wheels but some have been built with three wheels. Automobiles are usually propelled by internal combustion engines (using volatile inflammable liquids, as gasoline or petrol, alcohol, naphtha, etc.), and sometimes by steam engines, or electric motors. The power of the driving motor varies from under 50 H. P. for earlier models to over 200 H. P. larger models or high-performance sports or racing cars. An automobile is commonly called a car or an auto, and generally in British usage, motor cars.


to travel in an automobile.


4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;

‘he needs a car to get to work’;


travel in an automobile

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