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.

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In Georgia, 22 children died from vehicular heat stroke between 1998 and 2014, according to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science at San Jose University. Lauren Colley, ajc, "10 ways to prevent hot car deaths," 20 June 2018 The suspect in that attack, Alek Minassian, intentionally struck the victims in what was likely to count as Canada’s deadliest vehicular assault, the police said. New York Times, "Two Sought in Bombing at Indian Restaurant in Ontario," 25 May 2018 Police were finally able to detain the fleeing man near Gears and Ella and he's expected to face multiple charges, including felony evading and vehicular assault, according to Houston police. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "1 arrested, 6 hospitalized after stolen car sparks north Houston police chase," 13 May 2018 Police have said that Minassian, a resident of the Richmond Hill suburb of Toronto, appeared to have intentionally struck the victims in what was likely to count as Canada’s deadliest vehicular assault. Dan Bilefsky And Ian Austen,, "Suspect in Toronto van attack expressed anger at women," 25 Apr. 2018 The teen accused of actually throwing the fatal sandbag was charged with murder and felonious assault, while the other three were charged with involuntary manslaughter and vehicular vandalism, WTOL reports. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Teens who threw sandbag from overpass sentenced in car passenger's death," 9 Apr. 2018 Around 38 children die in hot cars every year, and 755 kids have died from vehicular heart stroke since 1990, according to the Kids and Cars nonprofit. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "This Video of a Baby Left Alone in a Car Shows Just How Quickly Things Can Turn Dangerous," 28 Apr. 2016 In fact, there were even PLL fans who commented on YouTube videos of Hanna's vehicular incident alluding to the fact that the most recent episode of The Perfectionists brought them to rewatch the clip from the original. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, ""The Perfectionists" Star Sydney Park on "Screaming" Over That Text from "A" and Paying Homage to an Iconic "PLL" Moment," 24 Apr. 2019 The suspect could face charges of driving without a driver’s license, felony vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run, authorities said. Fox News, "Unlicensed driver held in hit-and-run death of popular educator, authorities say," 22 Sep. 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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