adjective an·ti–ve·hi·cle \ˌan-ˌtī-ˈvē-ˌ(h)i-kəl, -ˈvē-ə-kəl, ˌan-tē-\

Definition of anti–vehicle

  1. 1 :  designed to destroy military vehicles Anti-vehicle mines … can be bigger than a volleyball and are triggered by heavy pressure, such as a truck or tank rolling over them. — Whitney Woodward, Chicago Daily Herald, 5 June 2006

  2. 2 :  intended to prevent vehicles from entering an area In a sad parody of the paranoia that has encased Capitol Hill in bollards, jersey barriers and checkpoints, the Park Service now wants to permanently close a parking lot at the Jefferson Memorial and erect more anti-vehicle barriers east of the Lincoln Memorial. — Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2005

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Origin and Etymology of anti–vehicle

1anti- + vehicle

First Known Use: 1944

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a brief usually trivial fact

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