vehicular

adjective
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 The man, identified by the police by his initials, SL, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, "Car Plows Into German Tourists in Italy, Killing 6 and Injuring 11," 5 Jan. 2020 The man, identified by police by his initials, SL, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. Elisabetta Povoledo, BostonGlobe.com, "Car plows into German tourists in Italy, killing 6 and injuring 11," 5 Jan. 2020 On Saturday authorities in Madison County charged both Witcher and McMillan with nine counts of first-degree murder, one count of armed robbery and one county of aggravated vehicular hijacking, reports St. Louis TV news station KSDK. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "'Reign of Terror': Pair Allegedly Killed Ala. Woman, Then Killed Mom, Son, Man to Steal Car," 23 Dec. 2019 Witcher and McMillan in Illinois are charged with nine counts of first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated vehicular hijacking. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Pair blazed a trail of evil, brutality and death from Alabama to Missouri," 23 Dec. 2019 Jimenez was arrested at the scene on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "Coroner identifies woman, man killed in suspected DUI crash in San Jose," 2 Dec. 2019 Jimenez was arrested at the scene on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "Coroner identifies woman, man killed in suspected DUI crash in San Jose," 2 Dec. 2019 An off-duty police officer was arrested in connection with that crash and initially charged with criminally negligent homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving, speeding and driving while impaired by alcohol, the police said. Michael Gold, New York Times, "Boy, 3, in Stroller Is Killed at Intersection in East Harlem," 9 Dec. 2019 Jimenez was arrested at the scene on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "Coroner identifies woman, man killed in suspected DUI crash in San Jose," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of vehicular

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for vehicular

borrowed from Latin 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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Last Updated

17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Vehicular.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vehicular. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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vehicular

adjective
How to pronounce vehicular (audio)

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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