Meaning of tricar in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrʌɪkɑː/


dated British
  • A three-wheeled car.

    ‘In the book Steam Cars 1770-1970 Lord Montagu of Beauleiu and Antony Bird describe this tricar as follows.’
    • ‘From 1950, it began to produce bodies in wood and metal for light tricars and trucks.’
    • ‘These tricars were made between 1903 and 1906 by the Rex Motor Manufacturing Co in Coventry, later ones with V twins.’
    • ‘Eligibility for the event covers pre-1905 four-wheel cars, tricars and motor tricycles, - with the youngest vehicles being just 102 years of age.’
    • ‘It was a realistic and detailed model of a Leon Bellee tricar dated 1896.’
    • ‘Although the first Riley was a neat four-wheeled voiturette with a single-cylinder engine, production vehicles were initially motor tricycles; tricars were made until 1907.’
    • ‘The double-ended ferries could carry 2 lorries and 4 tricars, and plied between Wakato and Wakamatsu of northern Kyushu.’