External parts of cars and other road vehicles - synonyms or related words
the painted metal outer part of a car or other vehicle that gives it its shape
British the front part of a car that covers the engine. The American word is hood.
British the covered space at the back of a car, used for carrying things in. The American word is trunk.
bull bar noun
a frame of strong metal bars around the front of a car or truck, used for protecting it if there is an accident
a long thin bar of metal or plastic fixed to the front or back of a vehicle, designed to protect it if it hits anything
crumple zone noun
the part of a car that is designed to crumple in a crash so that the passengers are protected from the force of the crash
mainly American a part of a vehicle that covers or protects the area round a wheel
filler cap noun
British the small round lid that covers the hole where you put the petrol in a car or other vehicle
a thin flat part on the back of a vehicle that is used for decoration
the radiator of a motor vehicle
a cover on a car or pram that can be pulled up to give protection from the rain or sun
American a car bonnet
a metal cover for the central part of a wheel on a car
luggage rack noun
American a roof rack on a car
American a mudflap
American a silencer on a vehicle
the side of a car or other vehicle that is closest to the edge of a road on which you are driving
number plate noun
British an official sign on the front and back of a motor vehicle, with numbers and letters on it that show who it belongs to. The American word is license plate.
the offside noun
British the side of a vehicle that is nearer to the middle of the road. The side that is nearer the edge of the road is the nearside
British used about parts of a vehicle that are nearest the middle of the road
a piece of shaped metal that forms part of the body of a vehicle
petrol tank noun
British the part of a car or other vehicle that you fill with petrol. The American word is gas tank.
in Australia, signs that a driver must fasten onto their car for one year after passing their driving test
rear end noun
the back part of something, especially a vehicle
British an abbreviation for a vehicle’s registration number, especially the first or last letter, that shows how old it is
registration number noun
British the official set of numbers and letters on a car’s number plate
roll bar noun
a strong metal bar that goes over the top of a vehicle without a roof and protects the people inside if the vehicle turns over
the top outer part of a vehicle
roof rack noun
British a metal frame fixed on the roof of a car, used for carrying large objects, bicycles etc. The American word is luggage rack.
one of two long bars used for fastening a vehicle to a horse or other animal
the outer parts of something such as a car or plane
British an object that reduces the noise from a vehicle’s engine. The American word is muffler.
British the area on the outside of a car that is directly below the door
something that covers the lower part of a machine or a vehicle
a part on the back of a racing car that keeps it on the ground at high speeds
a part of a roof of a car that can be opened
mainly American a door at the back of a car, van, or truck
mainly American the pipe at the back of a motor vehicle that takes waste gases out of the engine
a metal bar on the back of a vehicle used for towing another vehicle
a moving part of a large vehicle such as a tank on which it moves along the ground
American the boot of a car
a round object that turns round and round to make a car, bicycle, or other vehicle move
the distance between the front and back wheels of a vehicle
British the large glass window at the front of a vehicle. The American word is windshield.
windscreen wiper noun
British a long thin tool that moves across a vehicle’s windscreen to wipe the rain off it
British the part of a car that covers the wheel. The usual American word is fender.
wing mirror noun
British a small mirror on each side of a vehicle. The American word is sideview mirror.