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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • In the barn was the ark—the big auto—as large as a moving van.

  • 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
  • The house next door to theirs had been vacant so long that they were surprised to see a moving van in front of it.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Then she sent the butler over into Eighth Avenue with instructions to fetch them here in a moving van.

    The Alternative George Barr McCutcheon

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