Meaning of VEHICLE in English
[noun] [C] [formal] - a machine usually with wheels and an engine which is used for transporting people or goods on land, particularly on roadsA truck driver died last night when his vehicle overturned.Road vehicles include cars, buses and trucks.Tractors are farm vehicles.The number of thefts of motor vehicles rose by a third last year.Two soldiers travelling in the armoured vehicle were injured when the mine exploded.Environmentalists have been campaigning for a substantial reduction in vehicle emissions (= gases produced by vehicles) over the next few years.(figurative) The conference was seen as an ideal vehicle for (= way of achieving) increased cooperation between the member states.(figurative) The film seems to be little more than a vehicle (= way of obtaining public attention) for its director and star.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012