bubble car

A type of small car which was popular in the 1950s. It had a bulbous-shaped glass front to provide maximum interior room in spite of its small size. The door opened to the front of the driver. Examples are the BMW Isetta and Heinkel Trojan

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  • bubble car — /ˈbʌbəl ka/ (say bubuhl kah) noun a small car with a bubble shaped body …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Car classification — is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories or do not fit well into any. Not all car types are common in all countries and names for the same vehicle can differ by region. Furthermore, some descriptions may be interpreted… …   Wikipedia

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  • car´bon|a´tion — car|bon|ate «noun. KAHR buh nayt, niht; verb. KAHR buh nayt», noun, verb, at|ed, at|ing. –n. a salt or ester of carbonic acid, which contains the bivalent group CO3, such as calcium carbonate, CaCO3. –v.t. 1. a) to charge or saturate with carbon… …   Useful english dictionary

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