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noun [countable] vehicle pronunciation in American English /ˈviɪk(ə)l/ 
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singularvehicle
pluralvehicles
  1. 1
    a machine that you travel in or on, especially one with an engine that travels on roads, for example a car, bus, van, truck, or motorcycle

    Watch out for oncoming vehicles.

    Don't forget to lock your vehicle while it is parked.

    the driver of the vehicle

  2. 2
    a way of expressing ideas or of making something happen

    The Union is the principal vehicle of communication for the employees.

    an investment vehicle

    vehicle for:

    They use the tabloid press as a vehicle for attacking the opposition.

    1. a.
      something that is created for a specific person or purpose, especially a movie, television show, etc. for one actor
      vehicle for:

      The movie was conceived merely as a star vehicle for Tom Hanks.

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