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Types of car

automatic

noun

a car in which the gears change by themselves without any action by the driver

cabriolet

noun

a car with a roof that can be folded back

classic car

noun

a high-quality car built between 1925 and 1948

compact

noun

a small car

convertible

noun

a car with a roof that can be folded back or removed completely

coupé

noun

a car with two side doors and a back that slopes downwards

courtesy car

noun

a car that a garage gives you to use while it is repairing your own car

cruiser

noun

a police car

demo

noun

a car that people drive to decide whether they want to buy one like it

dragster

noun

a car used in a drag race

estate

noun

a long car with an extra door at the back and a lot of space behind the back seats

estate car

noun

an estate 3

front-wheel drive

noun

a car with this system

gas guzzler

noun

a car that is expensive to drive because it uses a lot of petrol

gearshift

stick shift

hardtop

noun

a car with a metal roof, especially one that can be removed

hatchback

noun

a type of car that has an extra door on the back that opens from the bottom instead of the side

hearse

noun

a large car used for carrying a dead person in a coffin

hot rod

noun

a car whose engine has been changed so it can go much faster

limo

noun

a limousine

limousine

noun

a large expensive comfortable car in which a screen separates the driver from the passengers

minicab

noun

a car that is used as a taxi. You must call for it by telephone and you cannot stop it in the street.

panda car

noun

a small police car used in local areas

patrol car

noun

a car in which police officers drive around

racing car

noun

a car that is designed and used for racing

right-hand drive

adjective

a right-hand drive vehicle is designed to be driven by someone sitting on the right

runabout

noun

a small car that is used for making short journeys

saloon

noun

a closed car with a front and back seat for passengers and a boot for carrying things such as suitcases. The American word is sedan.

sedan

noun

a saloon car

soft-top

noun

a car that has a roof made of cloth that can be opened and folded back

sports car

noun

a small fast car, often with a roof that you can take off

sporty

adjective

a sporty car looks fast and expensive

squad car

noun

a car used by police officers

station wagon

noun

an estate car

stock car

noun

an ordinary car that has been changed for racing, or an old car used for racing

stretch limo

noun

a very long car with a large and comfortable space inside for several passengers

subcompact

adjective

a subcompact car is the smallest type of car, slightly smaller than a compact car

taxi

noun

a car whose driver is paid to take you to a particular place, especially a fairly short distance

vintage car

noun

an old car, especially one that was built between 1919 and 1930

left-hand drive

noun

a good runner

a car with an engine that works well

getaway car/van/vehicle

the vehicle that criminals use when they are driving away, for example from a bank where they have stolen money

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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