from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who drives or travels in an automotive vehicle.
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- n. one who drives a motor vehicle
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who uses a motor-vehicle in traveling for pleasure or on business.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who drives (or travels in) an automobile
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“I, the undersigned” clearly refers to the signature within that box, and the signature area for the motorist is quite clear about not admitting guilt.
But while the typical uninsured motorist is likely to be a male aged 17 to 29, 15 per cent of uninsured drivers fall into the 40 to 49 age range.
Someday in the future, "astronaut" will have become as antiquated a term as "motorist" is today ...
The motorist is sentenced to six years in prison on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
P.S. I cannot refrain from noting that when a motorist is involved in a traffic accident and charged with having bald tires, the fact that said motorist immediately acquires new tires after the wreck may not be used in court to show his old ones were faulty.
Granted, not every motorist is a bad driver and "most" bike riders obey the laws of the road.
And to the hapless cyclist immersed in the world of buzzbuzzblahblahblah, the approach of a cuntish Land Rover or Vauxhall Corsa being driven in a cuntish manner by an oblivious, mouth-breathing motorist is a deadly peril.
Since many topes are neither signed nor painted, the careful motorist is on the lookout for tope watchers, a warning that a surprise may be coming up just ahead.
Every motorist is aware of the monotonous new communities, the clusters of little pastel houses, which have mushroomed up overnight within a thirty-mile radius of most American cities.
It was June, a dustless and balmy noon, the air thinly gilded by a faint haze, and I know few things pleasanter than that road on a fair day of the early summer and no sweeter way to course it than in an open car; though I must not be giving myself out for a "motorist" -- I have not even the right cap.