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mobile unit

a vehicle supplied with the basic equipment or materials necessary for a particular purpose, as for televising on location or being used as an x-ray or inoculation clinic.
a transceiver in a vehicle or carried by a person.
Origin of mobile unit
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Their mobile unit was held up that day in a little ruined city.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • The division had continued its drive, but slowly, and no orders had come for the mobile unit to go forward.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • The horn detector, however, was large and cumbersome and not satisfactory for a mobile unit.

Contemporary definitions for mobile unit

a vehicle used to tour or patrol an area, such as a broadcasting van (also called mobile production unit)'s 21st Century Lexicon
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