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vehicular

[vee-hik-yuh-ler] /viˈhɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or for vehicles:
a vehicular tunnel.
2.
serving as a vehicle.
3.
caused by a vehicle; attributed or attributable to vehicles:
vehicular homicide.
4.
carried on or transported by means of a vehicle:
vehicular recording units.
Origin of vehicular
1610-1620
From the Late Latin word vehiculāris, dating back to 1610-20. See vehicle, -ar1
Related forms
nonvehicular, adjective
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  • But O'Neill's tidings of the vehicular lad knocked them all from his mind.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • He mounted the seat, on his first essay alone, with the jauntiness becoming a master of vehicular propulsion.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • There sprang up an unreasoning senseless hostility to any substitute for the horse as the agent of vehicular traffic.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks
  • Here the vehicular traffic might be expected to become much less dense, and they would be able to make better time.

  • And the vehicular traffic of the street is essentially the high road traffic very roughly adapted to the new needs.

    Anticipations Herbert George Wells
Word Origin and History for vehicular
adj.

1610s, from Late Latin vehicularis, from vehiculum (see vehicle).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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