an·​ti-ve·​hi·​cle | \ ˌan-ˌtī-ˈvē-ˌ(h)i-kəl How to pronounce anti-vehicle (audio) , -ˈvē-ə-kəl, ˌan-tē- \

Definition of anti-vehicle

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 : 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

First Known Use of anti-vehicle

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for anti-vehicle

anti- entry 1 + vehicle

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“Anti-vehicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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