vehicle


vehicle
container/vehicle
A container or vehicle, which has been built, equipped and approved to meet specific standards of construction and security. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary

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vehicle ve‧hi‧cle [ˈviːɪkl] noun [countable]
1. formal a vehicle for (doing) something something used as a way of achieving a particular result:

• The subsidiary is expected to become the primary growth vehicle for the company.

• Corporations are more efficient vehicles for reinvestment than partnerships.

2. a particular type of investment:

• Mutual funds are an appropriate vehicle for investors who don't want to lock their money up.

• Analysts see the stock market as the investment vehicle of choice this year.

3. a car, bus etc
comˌmercial ˈvehicle [countable] TRANSPORT
a vehicle such as a truck or Van, used for transporting goods:

• The firm produces components for commercial vehicles.

ˈgoods ˌvehicle TRANSPORT
a road vehicle used for carrying goods:

• In Britain in 1918 there were 78,000 cars, and nearly as many buses and goods vehicles.

ˌheavy ˈgoods ˌvehicle abbreviation HGV TRANSPORT
ˌlarge ˈgoods ˌvehicle abbreviation LGV TRANSPORT
a very large road vehicle for carrying goods. This term has officially replaced heavy goods vehicle.:

• The volume of movement of large goods vehicles along the approach roads seriously affected the residents' enjoyment of their properties.

ˌpublic ˈservice ˌvehicle abbreviation PSV TRAVEL
LAW a bus used by the public

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vehicle UK US /ˈviːɪkl/ noun [C]
TRANSPORT a car, bus, truck, etc.: »

The tollways are used daily by 1.3 million vehicles.

a commercial/domestic/recreational vehicle »

Domestic vehicle sales will remain strong for a while.

something that can be used as a way of achieving, producing, or expressing something: a vehicle for sth »

Strong leadership was seen as the major vehicle for bringing about successful change.

FINANCE a type of investment: a savings/investment vehicle »

The company has announced the launch of new internet investment vehicles for Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

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In the future we'll see new vehicles and new ways of producing the money that you need.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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