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motor van

noun, British
a motor truck, especially one enclosed to protect the cargo.
Origin of motor van
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The next moment he was shot into the motor-van too and the door was shut.

  • Only two or three years since she had been driving a motor-van in order to defeat the Germans.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • They have been very nice to me, and offered me a job to drive a motor-van for them, carrying food to Belgian hostels and families.

    The Spell of Belgium Isabel Anderson

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