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armature a coil-wrapped iron core that rotates in a magnetic field to induce electrical current in a generator, or that produces motion in an electrical motor when current is passed through it. [1/4 definitions]
ATV abbreviation of "all-terrain vehicle," a small motor vehicle, usu. with three or four wheels, that is designed for use on various types of terrain.
automobile a four-wheeled vehicle with a built-in, self-propelled motor requiring a driver and used on roads to carry people; passenger car.
benzene a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, obtained from petroleum and coal tar and used in or to make a wide variety of chemical products, such as insecticides, motor fuels, and solvents.
benzine a colorless, liquid mixture of flammable hydrocarbons, used as a solvent in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel.
brougham an automobile powered by an electric motor. [1/3 definitions]
bumper a device for minimizing damage by absorbing the shock of impact, esp. the metal structure often found at the front and back of motor vehicles. [1/7 definitions]
burnout a malfunction of a motor, electrical device, or the like caused by excess heat from electric current. [1/3 definitions]
bus1 a large motor vehicle with many seats, usu. used for public transportation. [1/3 definitions]
camper a motor vehicle that is designed to be used for temporary living space. [1/2 definitions]
car park (chiefly British) a usu. paved area where motor vehicles can be parked; parking lot.
cerebral palsy a motor disorder caused by damage to the brain before or during birth, characterized by spastic paralysis and difficulty in controlling the voluntary muscles.
chassis in a motor vehicle, the frame supporting the body and engine. [1/4 definitions]
countershaft an intermediate shaft that transmits motion from a motor to a machine driven by it; jackshaft.
cruiser a large motor-powered boat with living quarters; cabin cruiser. [1/4 definitions]
dash light a light used to illuminate the instrument panel of a motor vehicle, esp. at night.
directional signal any of the lights on a motor vehicle that flash to indicate that the vehicle is about to turn and to show the direction in which it will turn. Directional signals are located on both the front and rear of the vehicle and are activated by the driver; turn signal.
DMV abbreviation of "Department of Motor Vehicles."
downshift to shift a motor vehicle's transmission into a lower gear.
drive to travel in a car, truck, or other private motor vehicle. [2/18 definitions]
end organ any specialized receptor at the end of a sensory or motor nerve fiber.