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moving van

a large truck or trailer used for transporting furnishings from one residence or office to another.
Origin of moving van
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The moving van was standing out in front, the car must be unloaded.

    David and the Phoenix Edward Ormondroyd
  • In the barn was the ark—the big auto—as large as a moving van.

  • A pair of headlights appeared suddenly in the direction of the village and resolved rapidly into a moving van.

    The Servant Problem Robert F. Young
  • As soon as ever she could, she called on Mr. Robert for the moving van, and moved everything over to the new house.

    The Girl Scouts Rally Katherine Keene Galt
  • The Precious Ones ran every minute to the door to watch for the moving van and came back to us with blue noses and icy hands.

    The Van Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Much subdued since the heart attack, she had little to say even when a moving van arrived with her household furnishings.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt

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