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motor vehicle

a road vehicle driven by a motor or engine, esp an internal-combustion engine

motor vehicle

[′mōd·ər ′vē·ə·kəl]
(mechanical engineering)
Any automotive vehicle that does not run on rails, and generally having rubber tires.
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Rear-end motor-vehicle crashes accounted for nearly one-third of the total number of crashes in 2000.
The total economic cost of motor-vehicle crashes in the United States was $230.
One in five convictions for traffic violations might be missing from motor-vehicle records, according to a new study by the Insurance Research Council.