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motor van

noun British.
  1. a motor truck, especially one enclosed to protect the cargo.
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Origin of motor van

First recorded in 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for motor van

Historical Examples

  • The next moment he was shot into the motor-van too and the door was shut.

    The Corner House Girls Among the Gypsies

    Grace Brooks Hill

  • They have been very nice to me, and offered me a job to drive a motor-van for them, carrying food to Belgian hostels and families.

    The Spell of Belgium

    Isabel Anderson

  • Only two or three years since she had been driving a motor-van in order to defeat the Germans.

    Mr. Prohack

    E. Arnold Bennett