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Road vehicles other than cars

4×4

noun

a four-wheel drive vehicle

4WD

abbreviation

a four-wheel drive vehicle

all-terrain vehicle

noun

a vehicle with no roof, three or four wheels, and usually only one seat, used for driving over rough, soft, or wet ground

ambulance

noun

a vehicle for taking people to hospital

ATV

noun

an all-terrain vehicle

bakkie

noun

a pickup truck

Black Maria

noun

a vehicle used by the police for carrying prisoners

breakdown truck

noun

a truck used for pulling away another vehicle that has stopped working

bus

noun

a large road vehicle with a lot of seats that you pay to travel on, especially one that takes you fairly short distances and stops frequently

bus

noun

a coach

camper

noun

a camper van

camper van

noun

a motor vehicle used for living in on holidays. It is smaller than a caravan.

caravan

noun

a vehicle that people can live and travel in on holiday. Caravans are usually towed (=pulled) by a car. The American word is trailer

charabanc

noun

a type of bus used in the past for taking people on journeys for enjoyment

Chelsea tractor

noun

a name for a large four-wheel drive vehicle that people drive around towns and cities although it is more suitable for roads in the country

coach

noun

a long comfortable vehicle for carrying a large number of passengers, especially on long journeys

Dormobile

a type of road vehicle with beds and kitchen equipment etc in it

double-decker

noun

a bus that has both an upper and a lower level where people can sit

dumper truck

noun

a truck with a large metal container that can be raised at the front end so that the material in it, such as sand or stones, falls out at the back end

dump truck

noun

a dumper truck

dustcart

noun

a truck with a large metal container for carrying waste materials from dustbins. The American word is garbage truck.

earth mover

noun

a large vehicle for digging holes and moving large quantities of earth

fire engine

noun

a large road vehicle that firefighters use for driving to a fire and carrying the equipment they need

fire truck

noun

a fire engine

flatbed

noun

a truck or trailer with no roof or sides, used for carrying large or heavy goods

float

noun

a large vehicle decorated and driven as part of a parade

four-by-four

noun

a vehicle that has four-wheel drive

four-wheel drive

noun

a vehicle that has this system

Greyhound Bus

a type of bus that people use for travelling long distances in the US

gritter

noun

a truck that spreads grit or salt on roads that have ice on them. The American word is sander.

heavy goods vehicle

noun

an HGV

HGV

noun

heavy goods vehicle: a large truck

horsebox

noun

a vehicle for horses to travel in, pulled by a car

jeep

noun

a car with no roof that can drive over all types of land and is often used as a military vehicle

juggernaut

noun

a very large truck

Land Rover

a type of vehicle that can travel on roads and over rough ground, used especially by farmers

limo

noun

a limousine

limousine

noun

a small bus that takes people to and from airports

lorry

noun

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milk float

noun

a small truck used for delivering milk to people’s homes

minibus

noun

a small bus for about ten to fifteen people

minivan

noun

a small van with seats for about eight people

motor home

noun

a large road vehicle designed for living in while travelling

moving van

noun

a removal van

MPV

noun

multi-purpose vehicle: a vehicle that is larger than an ordinary car, used for carrying passengers or goods

omnibus

noun

an old word meaning a ‘bus’

panel truck

noun

a small truck with an enclosed section for carrying goods

people carrier

noun

an MPV

pickup

noun

a truck with an open back and low sides

plough

noun

a snow plough

plow

the American spelling of plough

quad bike

noun

a vehicle with four big tyres that you sit on and control like a motorbike

recovery vehicle

noun

a truck that removes vehicles that have been in an accident or have broken down (=stopped working)

recreational vehicle

noun

an RV

removal van

noun

a large van or truck used for moving furniture from one property to another

rig

noun

a large truck that consists of two parts, one for the engine and the driver and the other for carrying a load

road train

noun

a very long vehicle consisting of a truck pulling several trailers, used for carrying goods

RV

noun

recreational vehicle: a large road vehicle that you can live in

single decker

noun

a bus that has only one level

snow plough

noun

a large vehicle that pushes snow off the road

sport utility vehicle

noun

an SUV

streetcar

noun

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SUV

noun

sport utility vehicle: a four-wheel drive a

tanker

noun

a large ship, truck, or plane that carries petrol or oil

tow truck

noun

a breakdown truck

tractor-trailer

noun

an articulated lorry

trailer

noun

a caravan pulled by a car

trailer

noun

a caravan used as a permanent home

tram

noun

a long narrow vehicle that travels along metal tracks in the middle of a street and is used as public transport in some places

tramcar

noun

a tram

trolley

noun

a tram

trolley

noun

a trolleybus

trolleybus

noun

a bus that operates using electric power from wires fixed above the road

trolley car

noun

a trolley that runs on rails

truck

noun

a large road vehicle used for carrying goods

ute

noun

a pickup truck

utility

noun

a pickup truck

van

noun

a vehicle used for carrying goods. It is usually larger than a car and smaller than a truck, and the back part is enclosed, with no windows at the sides

Winnebago

a large road vehicle used for sleeping in when you are travelling

wrecker

noun

a vehicle used for moving damaged cars or other vehicles

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a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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