jet car n.
a form of aircar powered by jets
For an instant I followed the sound of the jet-car as it receded toward the red moon outlining the archaic structure of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Prisoner of the Brain-Mistress in Planet Stories Summer 84/2
The sextet took an elevator to ground level, found a jet car waiting for them, a long, black sedan.
Metamorphosite in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 7/2
City life hasn’t changed much in the last fifty years. Jet-cars still streak around the circumferential highways, their whistles blaring.
Black Eyes & the Daily Grind in Worlds of If Mar. 80/2
His mother asked if Jan could ride with them because the seven Harter children were too much for their old jetcar.
Great Night in the Heavens in Amazing Stories Dec. 58/1
The red jetcar swerved desperately away from the void, but it was going too fast. It smashed sideways through the barrier and plunged down a hundred metres to explode spectacularly on the bare rocks below.
Matter of Survival in Interzone Oct. 55
Spaceships and jetcars and helipods crashed and exploded continuously around here, illuminating the night.
Mostly Harmless xvi. 189
As we were stowing the lats of the boxes in the barn loft, we heard the whine of a jet car.
Summer of the Seven in Asimov’s Science Fiction 92
any evidence 1946
Bryce Walton, in Planet Stories.
Research HistoryMike Christie submitted a 1946 cite from Eric Frank Russell's "Metamorphosite".
Jesse Sheidlower submitted an earlier 1946 cite from Bryce Walton, and filled out the rest of the entry.
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