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vehicle

noun uk   /ˈviː.ɪ.kl̩/ us  

vehicle noun (MACHINE)

B1 [C] formal a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, used for transporting people or goods on land, especially on roads: A truck driver died last night when his vehicle overturned. Road vehicles include cars, buses, and trucks. Tractors are farm vehicles. The number of thefts of motor vehicles rose by a third last year.

vehicle noun (METHOD)

C2 [C usually singular] a way of achieving, producing, or expressing something: The conference was seen as an ideal vehicle for increased cooperation between the member states. [C usually singular] a show, film, exhibition, etc. that is used to show the special skills or qualities of one particular performer or artist: The play seems to be little more than a vehicle for its director and star.
vehicular
adjective uk   /vɪˈhɪk.jʊ.lər/ us    /viːˈhɪk.jʊ.lɚ/ formal
The cottage has no vehicular access but can be reached by a short walk across the moor.
(Definition of vehicle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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