Usage note
This word may also be spelled "carcachita."
feminine noun
1. (colloquial) (automobile) (Latin America) 
a. old heap (colloquial) (United States) 
Mi coche es una carcanchita, pero me lleva a todos lados.My car is an old heap, but it takes me everywhere.
b. old banger (colloquial) (United Kingdom) 
Mi carcanchita está en el taller. Tenía problemas con el radiador.My old banger is at the garage. There were some problems with the radiator.
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