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Road vehicles other than cars - synonyms or related words

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

South African

a pickup truck

Black Maria

noun

British

informal old-fashioned

a vehicle used by the police for carrying prisoners

breakdown truck

noun

British

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

mainly American

a coach

camper

noun

a camper van

camper van

noun

British

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

caravan

noun

British

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

British

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

Chelsea tractor

noun

British

humorous

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

British

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

Dormobile

British

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

British

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

American

a dumper truck

dustcart

noun

British

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

American

a fire engine

flatbed

noun

mainly American

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

British

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

heavy goods vehicle

noun

British

an HGV

HGV

noun

British

heavy goods vehicle: a large truck

horsebox

noun

British

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

British

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

informal

a limousine

limousine

noun

mainly American

a small bus that takes people to and from airports

lorry

noun

British

a truck1 1

milk float

noun

British

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

American

a removal van

MPV

noun

British

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

American

a small truck with an enclosed section for carrying goods

people carrier

noun

British

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

British

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

recovery vehicle

noun

British

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

recreational vehicle

noun

American

an RV

removal van

noun

British

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

rig

noun

American

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

Australian

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

RV

noun

American

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

single decker

noun

British

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

American

a tram 1

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

American

a breakdown truck

tractor-trailer

noun

American

an articulated lorry

trailer

noun

American

a caravan pulled by a car

trailer

noun

American

a caravan used as a permanent home

tram

noun

British

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

old-fashioned

a tram

trolley

noun

American

a tram

trolley

noun

a trolleybus

trolleybus

noun

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

trolley car

noun

American

a trolley that runs on rails

truck

noun

a large road vehicle used for carrying goods

ute

noun

Australian

informal

a pickup truck

utility

noun

Australian

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

American

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

wrecker

noun

American

a vehicle used for moving damaged cars or other vehicles

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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