Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- an old machine in poor repair; esp., a noisy, dilapidated automobile
- a thing that is worthless, inferior, unsuccessful, etc.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A decrepit machine, especially an old car; a rattletrap.
- A failure; a flop.