Synonyms of 'Types of vehicle'
aircraftambulancea motor vehicle designed to carry sick or injured people articulated lorry or (informal) artica lorry made in two separate sections, a tractor and a trailer, connected by a pivoted bar autocycleautorickshaw(in India) a light three-wheeled vehicle driven by a motorcycle engine barrowbicycle or (informal) bikea vehicle with a tubular metal frame mounted on two spoked wheels, one behind the other. The rider sits on a saddle, propels the vehicle by means of pedals that drive the rear wheel through a chain, and steers with handlebars on the front wheel Black Mariaa police van for transporting prisoners boatbreakdown van or truck, tow truck, or (Austral. slang) towiea vehicle for carrying freight on a railway; wagon bulldozera powerful tractor fitted with caterpillar tracks and a blade at the front, used for moving earth, rocks, etc busa large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers between stopping places along a regular route caba taxi cabrioleta two-door four-seater car with a folding roof and a sloping back camiona lorry, or, esp formerly, a large dray camper (US, Canadian)a vehicle equipped for camping out camper vana motor caravan cara self-propelled road vehicle designed to carry passengers, esp one with four wheels that is powered by an internal-combustion engine caravana large enclosed vehicle capable of being pulled by a car or lorry and equipped to be lived in carriagea four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle for persons Caterpillar(trademark)an endless track, driven by sprockets or wheels, used to propel a heavy vehicle and enable it to cross soft or uneven ground chaisea light open horse-drawn carriage, esp one with two wheels designed for two passengers charabanc (British)a motor coach, esp one used for sightseeing tours chariota two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc, in war, races, and processions coacha vehicle for several passengers, used for transport over long distances, sightseeing, etc combine harvesterConestoga wagon (US, Canadian)a large heavy horse-drawn covered wagon used in the 19th century coupéa four-seater car with a fixed roof, a sloping back, and usually two doors cycledelivery van or (U.S. & Canad.) panel trucka small van used esp for delivery rounds Dormobile(trademark)a vanlike vehicle specially equipped for living in while travelling double-decker mainly British)a bus with two passenger decks drayany other vehicle or sledge used to carry a heavy load dump truck or dumper-trucka truck with a back end that can be tilted backward to dump a load through the opened tailgate dustcart or (U.S. & Canad.) garbage trucka road vehicle for collecting domestic refuse estate cara car with a comparatively long body containing a large carrying space, reached through a rear door: usually the back seats can be folded forward to increase the carrying space fire enginea heavy road vehicle that carries firefighters and firefighting equipment to a fire fork-lift trucka vehicle having two power-operated horizontal prongs that can be raised and lowered for loading, transporting, and unloading goods, esp goods that are stacked on wooden pallets four-wheel drivea system used in motor vehicles in which all four wheels are connected to the source of power gritter (British)a vehicle which spreads grit on roads during icy weather, or when icy conditions are expected hansom or hansom caba two-wheeled one-horse carriage with a fixed hood. The driver sits on a high outside seat at the rear hatchback or hatcha sloping rear end of a car having a single door that is lifted to open hog (informal)a large powerful motorcycle Humvee or (informal) Hummera four-wheel drive military vehicle hybrid car or hybrida car which uses electrical power to enhance the efficiency of the engine jaunting car or jaunty cara light two-wheeled one-horse car, formerly widely used in Ireland JCB(trademark)Jeep(trademark)a small military road vehicle with four-wheel drive jet skijinricksha, jinrickshaw, jinrikisha or jinrikshaa small, two-wheeled carriage with a hood, pulled by one or two men, esp. formerly in East Asia jitney (US, rare)a small bus that carries passengers for a low price, originally five cents kart, go-cart, or go-karta light low-framed vehicle with small wheels and engine used for recreational racing kibitka(in Russia) a covered sledge or wagon komatikkoneke (New Zealand)a farm vehicle with runners in front and wheels at the rear landaulet or landaulettean early type of car with a folding hood over the passenger seats and an open driver's seat light engine or (U.S.) wildcata railway locomotive in motion without drawing any carriages or wagons limousineany large and luxurious car, esp one that has a glass division between the driver and passengers litterlocomotivea self-propelled engine driven by steam, electricity, or diesel power and used for drawing trains along railway tracks lorrya large motor vehicle designed to carry heavy loads, esp one with a flat platform low-loadera road or rail vehicle for heavy loads with a low platform for ease of access lugea racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first milk floata small motor vehicle used to deliver milk to houses minibusa small bus able to carry approximately ten passengers mopeda light motorcycle, not over 50cc motorbicyclea motorcycle motorbikea light motorcycle motorbusa bus driven by an internal-combustion engine motorcara self-propelled electric railway car motor caravanmotorcyclea two-wheeled vehicle, having a stronger frame than a bicycle, that is driven by a petrol engine, usually with a capacity of between 125 cc and 1000 cc motor scootera light motorcycle with small wheels and an enclosed engine motor vehiclea road vehicle driven by a motor or engine, esp an internal-combustion engine off-road vehicleomnibuspaddock-basher (Australian, slang)a vehicle suited to driving on rough terrain panda car (British)a police patrol car, esp a blue and white one pantechnicon (British)a large van, esp one used for furniture removals people carrier, people mover, or (U.S.) minivanany of various automated forms of transport for large numbers of passengers over short distances, such as a moving pavement, driverless cars, etc pick-up (Austral. & N.Z.), utility truck, or (informal) utea free ride in a motor vehicle police cara vehicle used by police officers, used esp to patrol the streets or respond to incidents postbus(in Britain, esp in rural districts) a vehicle carrying the mail that also carries passengers post chaisea closed four-wheeled horse-drawn coach used as a rapid means for transporting mail and passengers in the 18th and 19th centuries prama cot-like four-wheeled carriage for a baby racing cara car designed to travel at high speed for taking part in motor car races railcara passenger-carrying railway vehicle consisting of a single coach with its own power unit ratha(in India) a four-wheeled carriage drawn by horses or bullocks; chariot rickshawa small two-wheeled passenger vehicle drawn by one or two men, used in parts of Asia roadrollera motor vehicle with heavy rollers for compressing road surfaces during roadmaking road train (Australian)a line of linked trailers pulled by a truck, used for transporting stock, etc rocketany vehicle propelled by a rocket engine, esp one used to carry a warhead, spacecraft, etc scootera child's vehicle consisting of a low footboard on wheels, steered by handlebars. It is propelled by pushing one foot against the ground scout cara fast lightly armoured vehicle used for reconnaissance shandrydana two-wheeled cart or chaise, esp one with a hood single-decker (British)a bus with only one passenger deck skiboba vehicle made of two short skis, the forward one having a steering handle and the rear one supporting a low seat, for gliding down snow slopes sledge or (especially U.S. & Canad.) sleda vehicle mounted on runners, drawn by horses or dogs, for transporting people or goods, esp over snow sleigha light vehicle on runners, usually horse-drawn, for carrying persons over snow and ice Sno-Cat(trademark)a type of snowmobile snowmobilea small open motor vehicle for travelling on snow, steered by two skis at the front and driven by a caterpillar track underneath snow ploughsports cara production car designed for speed, high acceleration, and manoeuvrability, having a low body and usually adequate seating for only two persons stagecoacha large four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle formerly used to carry passengers, mail, etc, on a regular route between towns and cities steamrollera steam-powered vehicle with heavy rollers at the front and rear used for compressing road surfaces during road-making sulkya light two-wheeled vehicle for one person, usually drawn by one horse SUV or sports utility vehicletandema two-wheeled carriage drawn by two horses harnessed one behind the other tankan armoured combat vehicle moving on tracks and armed with guns, etc, originally developed in World War I tank engine or locomotivea steam locomotive that carries its water supply in tanks mounted around its boiler tankera ship, lorry, or aeroplane designed to carry liquid in bulk, such as oil tarantassa large horse-drawn four-wheeled Russian carriage without springs taxia car, usually fitted with a taximeter, that may be hired, along with its driver, to carry passengers to any specified destination telegathree-wheelera light car that has three wheels tipper truck or lorrya truck or lorry the rear platform of which can be raised at the front end to enable the load to be discharged by gravity toboggantongaa light two-wheeled vehicle used in rural areas of India tourer or (especially U.S.) touring cara large open car with a folding top, usually seating a driver and four passengers traction enginea steam-powered locomotive used, esp formerly, for drawing heavy loads along roads or over rough ground. It usually has two large rear wheels and a rope drum for haulage purposes tractora motor vehicle used to pull heavy loads, esp farm machinery such as a plough or harvester. It usually has two large rear wheels with deeply treaded tyres trail bikea motorcycle adapted for riding on rough tracks trailera road vehicle, usually two-wheeled, towed by a motor vehicle: used for transporting boats, etc traina procession of people, vehicles, etc, travelling together, such as one carrying supplies of ammunition or equipment in support of a military operation tram, tramcar, or (U.S. & Canad.) streetcar or trolley caran electrically driven public transport vehicle that runs on rails let into the surface of the road, power usually being taken from an overhead wire travoistricyclea three-wheeled cycle, esp one driven by pedals troikaa Russian vehicle drawn by three horses abreast trolleya device that collects the current from an overhead wire (trolley wire), third rail, etc, to drive the motor of an electric vehicle trolleybusan electrically driven public-transport vehicle that does not run on rails but takes its power from an overhead wire through a trolley troop carriera vehicle, aircraft, or ship designed for the carriage of troops trucka vehicle for carrying freight on a railway; wagon tuk-tuk(in Thailand) a three-wheeled motor vehicle used as a taxi tumbrel or tumbrilunicyclea one-wheeled vehicle driven by pedals, esp one used in a circus, etc vana covered motor vehicle for transporting goods, etc, by road wagon or waggonany of various types of wheeled vehicles, ranging from carts to lorries, esp a vehicle with four wheels drawn by a horse, tractor, etc, and used for carrying crops, heavy loads, etc wagonette or waggonettea light four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle with two lengthwise seats facing each other behind a crosswise driver's seat wheelbarrowa simple vehicle for carrying small loads, typically being an open container supported by a wheel at the front and two legs and two handles behind ▷ See vehicle
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Word List of Types of vehicle from the Collins English Word Lists