ve·​hic·​u·​lar | \vē-ˈhi-kyə-lər \

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.

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The truck driver was arrested on suspicion of two counts of vehicular homicide. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "After two employees were killed on Highway 18, Snoqualmie Casino offers $1 million for safety improvements," 30 Oct. 2018 Pennsylvania State Police charged 34-year-old Kevin Markay Souiyavong on Monday with vehicular homicide, reckless driving and several other moving violations, connected to the death of 56-year-old John Baum. Fox News, "Truck driver was watching football game when he fatally hit biker, police say," 2 Oct. 2018 Berkeley Street at Beacon Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, according to Pops officials. Jaclyn Reiss,, "These Boston roads will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to July Fourth festivities," 3 July 2018 According to the city's Department of Public Works, the area that will be barricaded and not accessible to vehicular traffic is bounded by: E. Wells St. on the north. Journal Sentinel Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reminder: Downtown roads near Pfister Hotel are still closed this morning," 28 June 2018 Many walked along the side of the highway because vehicular traffic had stalled on the only road out. Sonia Perez D. And Mark Stevenson,, "New evacuations near Guatemala volcano set off panic," 6 June 2018 Zhu is charged with one count of vehicular manslaughter and two counts of reckless driving for the injuries of Kevin’s mother and sister. Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle, "Four years after crash kills 16-year-old, vehicular manslaughter trial begins," 10 May 2018 He was also charged with three counts of vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence. Dennis Romero /, NBC News, "L.A. officer faces triple murder charges after fiery crash," 21 Apr. 2018 Bani Duarte, 27, of San Clemente, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, Huntington Beach police told CBS Los Angeles. CBS News, "Suspected drunk driver kills 3 Las Vegas teens in fiery crash," 30 Mar. 2018

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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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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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