goods van

An enclosed railway freight car, especially one with a sliding door

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  • Van (disambiguation) — A Van is a road vehicle used for transporting goods or groups of people.Van may also refer to:Vehicles* Goods van, a boxcar rail vehicle * Brake van or guard s van, a caboose, the last rail vehicle in a trainAbbreviations* Value added network, as …   Wikipedia

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  • van — S3 [væn] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: caravan] 1.) a vehicle used especially for carrying goods, which is smaller than a ↑truck and has a roof and usually no windows at the sides ▪ a delivery van ▪ a van driver 2.) AmE a large box like car that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • van — [ væn ] noun count ** 1. ) a vehicle used for carrying goods or several people. It is usually larger than a car and smaller than a truck, and the back part is enclosed: We ll have to rent a van to move all this stuff. a van driver 2. ) BRITISH a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • van — Ⅰ. van [1] ► NOUN 1) a covered motor vehicle used for transporting goods or people. 2) Brit. a railway carriage for conveying luggage, mail, etc. 3) Brit. a caravan. ORIGIN shortening of CARAVAN(Cf. ↑caravanning) …   English terms dictionary

  • Van — Van, n. [Abbreviated from caravan.] [1913 Webster] 1. A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others fore the transportation of goods. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. A large covered wagon for moving furniture, etc., also for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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