A hearse is a long black car with a very specific purpose: carrying a coffin to a church or cemetery.

Some vehicles have very specific functions, and the hearse is one of them. It's only use is for carrying coffins, usually to or from a church or cemetery. As with most things surrounding funerals, a hearse is black. It's also long, so it can fit the coffin. Before cars were invented, hearses were pulled by horses. Of all the vehicles in the world, the hearse is probably the most depressing.

Definitions of hearse
  1. noun
    a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
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    type of:
    automotive vehicle, motor vehicle
    a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
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