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 Nitrogen comes from municipal and industrial wastewater effluent, failed or failing septic fields, animal waste, fertilizers and vehicular exhausts. Suzanne Baker,, "Banning some types of fertilizers and sealants will improve Naperville-area rivers, streams: Sierra Club," 24 Dec. 2020 Instead, my car is the vehicular equivalent of couch-locked, and smells like nothing much at all. Washington Post, "Smaller bowl, same punch: Scaling down New Year’s drinks for one or two," 18 Dec. 2020 Mendoza said flexible delineators between bike lanes and vehicular traffic could be removed and the road re-striped if there is not as big of a demand for the bike lane as the city envisions. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Main Street project in El Cajon is moving along," 10 Dec. 2020 The company had initially sided with his administration in an important legal battle with California that would decide vehicular fuel efficiency standards. Mark Olalde, USA TODAY, "Climate Point: Biden to anoint a climate envoy, and GM abandons Trump," 26 Nov. 2020 The rules established under the Obama administration called for average vehicular fuel efficiency to rise to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, applicable in model year 2017 and beyond. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: GM backs off in its fight over California air standards, but hold your applause," 24 Nov. 2020 Live entertainment, parties and amusement park rides are a no-go this year, but people who fondly remember the driving tour from the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s appreciate Celebration in the Oaks’ return to its vehicular roots. Missy Wilkinson,, "From Hurricane Katrina to coronavirus, Celebration in the Oaks comes full circle," 23 Nov. 2020 Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game and more family-friendly than Call of Duty, which features first-person shooting. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Røkkr hosts Call of Duty tournament for women gamers, attracts Minnesota Mocha," 29 Oct. 2020 This harmless vehicular faceplant comes as several companies are expanding their testing of self-driving technology on public roads. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, "Watch a Self-Driving Race Car Crash before It Starts," 29 Oct. 2020

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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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9 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Vehicular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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