1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.]
In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car introduced into England from America are called cars; as, tram car. Pullman car. See Train.
3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic].
"The gilded car of day. Milton." --
"The towering car, the sable steeds. Tennyson." --
4. (Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
"The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car. Dryden." --
5. The cage of a lift or elevator.
6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.]
or Car coupler
a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.]
(Railroad), a car containing its own steam power or locomotive.
(Railrood), a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods. [U. S.]
(Railroad), a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc. [U. S.]
or Street car
an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets. [U. S.]
etc. (Railroad), cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers.