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mobile unit

noun
1.
a vehicle supplied with the basic equipment or materials necessary for a particular purpose, as for televising on location or being used as an x-ray or inoculation clinic.
2.
a transceiver in a vehicle or carried by a person.
Origin of mobile unit
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • Their mobile unit was held up that day in a little ruined city.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • The division had continued its drive, but slowly, and no orders had come for the mobile unit to go forward.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • The horn detector, however, was large and cumbersome and not satisfactory for a mobile unit.

Contemporary definitions for mobile unit
noun

a vehicle used to tour or patrol an area, such as a broadcasting van (also called mobile production unit)

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