motor vehicle


an automobile, truck, bus, or similar motor-driven conveyance.

Origin of motor vehicle

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for motor vehicle

van, auto, bus, truck, automobile, car, motorcar, voiture

Examples from the Web for motor vehicle

Contemporary Examples of motor vehicle

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among American college students, after motor-vehicle accidents.

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Historical Examples of motor vehicle

British Dictionary definitions for motor vehicle

motor vehicle


a road vehicle driven by a motor or engine, esp an internal-combustion engine
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