> Again, Wikipedia. My definition comes straight out of the Webster dictionary.
Arguing that "Wikipedia" means "wrong" is just stupid.
Webster is where, last time the veracity of a definition was cited, I found the incorrectly defined "dekameter." I contacted them, and it is fixed.
The "definition" you're claiming comes from them... it's on the web site, but NOT part of the actual full definition, and even then followed by something you omitted. The definition you chose is geared toward telling someone who has never heard the word before what kind of thing you're talking about, not determining if a thing fits the word.
Full Definition of CAR
1: a vehicle moving on wheels: as
a archaic : carriage, chariot
b : a vehicle designed to move on rails (as of a railroad)
c : automobile
2: the passenger compartment of an elevator
3: the part of an airship or balloon that carries the passengers and cargo
To get your "four wheels" back, you need to go to "automobile," where you still only get
a usually four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation
If you want to argue that the Robin isn't a car because of the modifying "3-wheeled" in front of the word, you'll just have to give up entirely, because "flying car" has a modifier in the same place. You'll find it called a car just about everywhere else.
In 1998 just before closing down their Tamworth plant Reliant produced a Commemorative edition Reliant Robin that marked the last 50 cars that were made at the Tamworth plant.
The car's distinctive shape arose from not wanting a boot sticking out at the back, which had made the car version of the Regal look like three boxes stuck together.
Its steering wheel came off, its doors cracked in the wind, and it was voted the worst car ever.
The government definition is for tax and licensing purposes.
To get "road," well, good luck with that.
> It doesn't matter for the offroad one in the slightest. You can drive it on roads as easily as you can drive
> a car on the dirt. You can't (legally) drive a small airplane, with or without folding wings, down the road.
Right. You can't defend it, so forget it.
> So in conclusion, and after thinking about it a minute, I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup
> and shit a better argument than yours.
No, I think you couldn't, really.