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Car

A loose quantity term sometimes used to describe the amount of a commodity underlying one commodity contract; e.g., "a car of bellies." Derived from the fact that quantities of the product specified in a contract once corresponded closely to the capacity of a railroad car.

Car

1. Informal; a loose term for the number of commodities underlying a single contract. The amount varies by commodity.

2. See: CARS.
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The first kind of mobile phone was the car phone. Manufacturers took it one step further when they made them so you could lift the thing from the car and make them portable.
Removal and installation hands free car phone pounds 386.
Car phone Warehouse downgraded its forecast for broadband growth this year.
The session's gloom also hit blue-chip fashion chain Next, which slid 48.5p to 978.5p, while Car phone Warehouse was down 6.65p to 1981p.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-20 November 2006-M710 iDEN Car Phone unveiled by Motorola(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Today, Bluetooth wireless technology is most often used to facilitate a hands-free car phone system.
At that time, researchers studying a crude mobile car phone realized that the small cells (range of service area) with frequent reuse could increase the traffic capacity of mobile phones substantially.
Customers can buy prepaid minutes from OnStar, on for people who have Verizon cell phone service, there is a plan specifically for OnStar such that the cell phone and the OnStar system can share minutes and it can be setup so that calls can be automatically forwarded from the cell phone to the car phone. While there are some critics who say that a Bluetooth-enable cell phone that can work through a car's audio system is a simpler solution, OnStar president Chet Huber points out that (1) the OnStar phone is being constantly charged by the vehicle's battery, so an out-of-power situation is less likely than with a cell phone.
Lennon scribbled the draft lines of lyrics in 1966 on the back of a final demand car phone bill.
John Lennon wrote the 17 lines on a bill for his car phone dated April 25, 1966.
* Have a car phone or CB for immediate access to emergency help.
The special features would enable hands-free telephony without the need to switch the SIM card from the mobile phone to the car phone.