a car incapable of flight (in contrast with an aircar n.)
Now the four habitable planets were at once settled upon. Already they had been carefully mapped, and the Supreme Council had drawn up a plan for the use of the vast planets. More area there was than they needed now, by far, so the cities were scattered widely over the globes. Mere planetary distances meant nothing to them. And all the areas between were carefully preserved as vast, natural parks. Through them wound roads for the little ground cars, so that the people might better see the beauties of the place. And some of the harmless animals would be permitted to live that the future population might know them.
I will return in three hours, as well before sunset the wind makes it impossible to get even a ground car into the port.
They've come…in a last-model ground car, the young pups.
Planes, submarines, ground cars, air conditioning date back—in ideas laid out in detail drawings—to Leonardo da Vinci.
‘Why didn’t you bring us by aircar?’ ‘People here on Cordiality are used to seeing me in a groundcar unless I'm on official business and require speed.’
A ground car zipped out from the direction of the massive Control and Barracks complex.
There were other ground-cars moving in both directions and an occasional air-car above, but Pelorat was studying the trees.
A few groundcars were parked at the airstrip.
With the doctor on one side and her mother on the other, she dwelt in Vorkosigan’s kiss all during the long walk to her mother’s ground car.
Trailing a ship through FTL space was, Sassinak thought, like following a groundcar through thick forest at night without using headlights.
Lieutenant Commander Huron, I'm sure you wouldn’t listen to idle gossip…any more than I would listen to gossip about you and your passion for groundcar racing.
Not north toward their goal, but due south first, by groundcar into the next loyal District.
As he watched people jumping out of groundcars to greet them, newly arrived from their orbital transport, he couldn’t help wondering how many of them would hate him by the end of his mission.
J. W. Campbell
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