ve·​hic·​u·​lar | \ vē-ˈhi-kyə-lər How to pronounce vehicular (audio) \

Definition of vehicular

1a : of, relating to, or designed for vehicles and especially motor vehicles
b : transported by vehicle
c : caused by or resulting from the operation of a vehicle vehicular homicide
2 : serving as a vehicle

Examples of vehicular in a Sentence

The road was closed to vehicular traffic.
Recent Examples on the Web Brown attributed the high number of arrests to the work of CPD's vehicular hijacking task force. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 16 Jan. 2022 Downtown saw 5,007 vehicular crashes from 2015 to 2019, an average of 1,000 a year. Steven Litt, cleveland, 14 Jan. 2022 Media started gathering at the vehicular entry to the building where Djokovic was reported to be meeting with his lawyers after the minister’s decision was handed down. Rod Mcguirk,, 14 Jan. 2022 There will assuredly be other methods of gathering vehicular insights, patching code and updating systems. Steve Tengler, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 Police were involved in a vehicular chase and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. Aj Willingham, CNN, 28 Dec. 2021 Just when thousands of parade fans hoped to get a break from pandemic stress at Thursday’s big holiday parade in downtown Detroit, the weekend carnage at a parade in suburban Milwaukee unleashed a fresh fear: vehicular mayhem. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 24 Nov. 2021 But to that point, vehicular fatalities in Carmel, according to a city study, are strikingly low; the city logged 1.9 traffic deaths per 100,000 people in 2020. New York Times, 20 Nov. 2021 Godhigh was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and improper passing, police said. Alexis Stevens, ajc, 3 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of vehicular

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for vehicular

borrowed from Late Latin vehiculāris, from Latin vehiculum vehicle + -āris -ar

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The first known use of vehicular was in 1616

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21 Jan 2022

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“Vehicular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of vehicular

: of, relating to, or designed for vehicles
: caused by or resulting from the operation of a vehicle

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