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high-occupancy vehicle: a car or other vehicle carrying a required minimum number of passengers, usually two.
Origin of HOV
1990-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Or of some great bird's HOV'ring flight on high,Brush It in passing by.

    Poems of Emile Verhaeren Emile Verhaeren
  • Their chieftain then built a HOV or temple for the gods, where sacrifices were made at certain stated times.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
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high-occupancy vehicle
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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