self-propelled vehicle

Definitions of self-propelled vehicle
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n a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion

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armored vehicle, armoured vehicle
a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
carrier
a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
forklift
a small industrial vehicle with a power operated forked platform in front that can be inserted under loads to lift and move them
engine, locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive
a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle
a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
personnel carrier
a military vehicle (usually armored) for transporting military personnel and their equipment
reconnaissance vehicle, scout car
fast armored military vehicle with four-wheel drive and open top
R.V., RV, recreational vehicle
a motorized wheeled vehicle used for camping or other recreational activities
streetcar, tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car
a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
tracked vehicle
a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks
tractor
a wheeled vehicle with large wheels; used in farming and other applications
weapons carrier
military vehicle that is a light truck designed to carry mortars or machine guns and their crews
amphibian, amphibious vehicle
a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
armored car, armoured car
a military combat vehicle on wheels with light armor (and usually a machine gun)
armored car, armoured car
an armor-plated truck with strong doors and locks used to transport money or valuables
APC, armored personnel carrier, armoured personnel carrier
(military) an armored vehicle (usually equipped with caterpillar treads) that is used to transport infantry
assault gun
an armored vehicle with the chassis of a tank (but no turret) and a large gun; used as an antitank weapon and to support infantry
bloodmobile
a motor vehicle equipped to collect blood donations
bulldozer, dozer
large powerful tractor; a large blade in front flattens areas of ground
camper, camping bus, motor home
a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling
auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar
a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
Caterpillar, cat
a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
choo-choo
a child's word for locomotive
diesel locomotive
a locomotive driven by a diesel engine
dinkey, dinky
a small locomotive
doodlebug
a small motor vehicle
beach buggy, dune buggy
a recreational vehicle with large tires used on beaches or sand dunes
electric locomotive
a locomotive that is powered by an electric motor
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
half track
a motor vehicle propelled by half tracks; frequently used by the military
hearse
a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
horsecar
an early form of streetcar that was drawn by horses
iron horse
(c. 1840) an early term for a locomotive
bike, motorcycle
a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
pilot engine
a locomotive that precedes a train to check the track
shunter
a small locomotive used to move cars around but not to make trips
skidder
a tractor used to haul logs over rough terrain
snowmobile
tracked vehicle for travel on snow having skis in front
snowplough, snowplow
a vehicle used to push snow from roads
steam locomotive
a locomotive powered by a steam engine
donkey engine, switch engine
a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard
armored combat vehicle, armoured combat vehicle, army tank, tank
an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
tank destroyer
an armored vehicle equipped with an antitank gun and capable of high speeds
tank engine, tank locomotive
a locomotive that carries its own fuel and water; no tender is needed
traction engine
steam-powered locomotive for drawing heavy loads along surfaces other than tracks
motortruck, truck
an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
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wheeled vehicle
a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people

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