motor vehicle


Definition of motor vehicle

: an automotive vehicle not operated on rails especially : one with rubber tires for use on highways

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Examples of motor vehicle in a Sentence

You can register your car at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. got a license to drive a motor vehicle the minute she turned 16
Recent Examples on the Web Rodriguez pled guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 1 Aug. 2022 In 2020, the fatality rate for motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. was 11.7 per 100,000 people, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — ranging from 4.9 in Massachusetts to 25.4 in Mississippi. Allison Elyse Gualtieri, CBS News, 21 July 2022 He was then arrested on charges of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and having a weapon under disability, a third-degree felony. cleveland, 12 July 2022 Sawyer was booked into the St. Clair County Jail on charges of kidnapping-abduction of a minor, theft of a motor vehicle and fourth-degree theft of property. Carol Robinson |, al, 10 July 2022 Brian Michael Boynton, 32, of the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue, Evanston, was charged with possession adult use of cannabis in a motor vehicle in the 4000 block of Church Street on April 30. Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2022 More recently, in 2000, West Virginia lawmakers imposed a rental car excise tax in exchange for a motor vehicle gross receipts tax exemption for rental car companies. Patrick Gleason, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Police charged the man with possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain physical control, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and marijuana possession. cleveland, 9 Mar. 2022 The other cases against him include a third-degree larceny charge and several motor vehicle and drug possession offenses, court records show. Zach Murdock,, 25 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of motor vehicle

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of motor vehicle was in 1890

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8 Aug 2022

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“Motor vehicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of motor vehicle

: a motorized vehicle (as an automobile or motorcycle) not operated on rails

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