motor vehicle

Definitions of motor vehicle
  1. noun
    a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
    synonyms: automotive vehicle
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    amphibian, amphibious vehicle
    a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
    bloodmobile
    a motor vehicle equipped to collect blood donations
    auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar
    a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    doodlebug
    a small motor vehicle
    4WD, four-wheel drive
    a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system
    go-kart
    a small low motor vehicle with four wheels and an open framework; used for racing
    golf cart, golfcart
    a small motor vehicle in which golfers can ride between shots
    hearse
    a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
    bike, motorcycle
    a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
    snowplough, snowplow
    a vehicle used to push snow from roads
    motortruck, truck
    an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
    hybrid
    a vehicle that has both an electric motor and a gasoline engine
    ambulance
    a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
    beach waggon, beach wagon, estate car, station waggon, station wagon, waggon, wagon
    a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
    bus, heap, jalopy
    a car that is old and unreliable
    cab, hack, taxi, taxicab
    a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
    compact, compact car
    a small and economical car
    convertible
    a car that has a top that can be folded or removed
    coupe
    a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
    cruiser, patrol car, police car, police cruiser, prowl car, squad car
    a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
    dump truck, dumper, tip truck, tipper, tipper lorry, tipper truck
    truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity
    electric, electric automobile, electric car
    a car that is powered by electricity
    fire engine, fire truck
    any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire
    dustcart, garbage truck
    a truck for collecting domestic refuse
    gas guzzler
    a car with relatively low fuel efficiency
    hardtop
    a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
    hatchback
    a car having a hatchback door
    horseless carriage
    an early term for an automobile
    hot rod, hot-rod
    a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
    jeep, landrover
    a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain
    limo, limousine
    large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
    loaner
    a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair
    camion, lorry
    a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
    minibike, motorbike
    small motorcycle with a low frame and small wheels and elevated handlebars
    minicar
    a car that is even smaller than a subcompact car
    minivan
    a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car
    Model T
    the first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine; mass-produced by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927
    pace car
    a high-performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the course
    pickup, pickup truck
    a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
    race car, racer, racing car
    a fast car that competes in races
    roadster, runabout, two-seater
    an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat
    saloon, sedan
    a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors
    sound truck
    a truck equipped with a loudspeaker and used for advertising
    sport car, sports car
    a small low car with a high-powered engine; usually seats two persons
    S.U.V., SUV, sport utility, sport utility vehicle
    a high-performance four-wheel drive car built on a truck chassis
    Stanley Steamer
    a steam-powered automobile
    stock car
    a car kept in dealers' stock for regular sales
    subcompact, subcompact car
    a car smaller than a compact car
    marsh buggy, swamp buggy
    an amphibious vehicle typically having four-wheel drive and a raised body
    phaeton, tourer, touring car
    large open car seating four with folding top
    tow car, tow truck, wrecker
    a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
    tractor
    a truck that has a cab but no body; used for pulling large trailers or vans
    dirt bike, scrambler, trail bike
    a lightweight motorcycle equipped with rugged tires and suspension; an off-road motorcycle designed for riding cross country or over unpaved ground
    articulated lorry, rig, semi, tractor trailer, trailer truck, trucking rig
    a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
    car transporter, transporter
    a long truck for carrying motor vehicles
    secondhand car, used-car
    a car that has been previously owned; not a new car
    van
    a truck with an enclosed cargo space
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    self-propelled vehicle
    a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
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