|1.||[ noun ] (transportation) a conveyance that transports people or objects|
|Related terms:||conveyance carrier tractor rocket military_vehicle troika craft steamroller troop_carrier motor_vehicle wheeled_vehicle picket armored_vehicle sled skibob snowplough hearse electric bumper_car tracked_vehicle splashboard|
|2.||[ noun ] a medium for the expression or achievement of something|
"his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views" "a congregation is a vehicle of group identity"
|3.||[ noun ] any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious organisms from one person to another|