Transportation and Vehicles Vocabulary

Transportation and Vehicles Vocabulary

Types of Vehicles

van

a medium-sized road vehicle, used especially for carrying goods 

Van

/væn/

UK
UK

/væn/

US
US
Police Car

an official car used by the police 

Police car

/pəˈliːs ˌkɑːr/

UK
UK

/pəˈliːs ˌkɑːr/

US
US
Taxi

a car with a driver who you pay to take you somewhere 

Taxi

/ˈtæk.si/

UK
UK

/ˈtæk.si/

US
US
Ambulance

a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals 

Ambulance

/ˈæm.bjə.ləns/

UK
UK

/ˈæm.bjə.ləns/

US
US
Bus

a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

Bus

/bʌs/

UK
UK

/bʌs/

US
US
Baby carriage

a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around

Baby carriage

/ˈbeɪ.bi ˌkær.ɪdʒ/

UK
UK

/ˈbeɪ.bi ˌker.ɪdʒ/

US
US
Skateboard

a board with wheels that is ridden in a standing or crouching position and propelled by foot

Skateboard

/ˈskeɪt.bɔːd/

UK
UK

/ˈskeɪt.bɔːrd/

US
US
Bicycle

a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

Bicycle

 /ˈbaɪ.sɪ.kəl/

UK
UK

/ˈbaɪ.sə.kəl/

US
US
Mountain bike

a bicycle with thick tyres and a lot of gears, originally made for riding on hills and rough ground, but now often used on roads

Mountain bike

/ˈmaʊn.tɪn ˌbaɪk/

UK
UK

/ˈmaʊn.tən ˌbaɪk/

US
US
Motorcycle

a vehicle with two wheels and an engine

Motorcycle

/ˈməʊ.təˌsaɪ.kəl/

UK
UK

/ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚˌsaɪ.kəl/

US
US
Scooter

child’s two-wheeled vehicle operated by foot

Scooter

/ˈskuː.tər/

UK
UK

/ˈskuː.t̬ɚ/

US
US
Crane

a large, tall machine used for moving heavy objects

Crane

/kreɪn/

UK
UK

/kreɪn/

US
US
Fire engine

a vehicle carrying firefighters and equipment for fighting large fires.

Fire engine

/ˈfaɪər ˌen.dʒɪn/

UK
UK

/ˈfaɪr ˌen.dʒɪn/

US
US
Tractor

a powerful motor vehicle with large back wheels and thick tyres. Used in farming for pulling machinery

Tractor

/ˈtræk.tər/

UK
UK

/ˈtræk.tɚ/

US
US
Forklift

a vehicle with two bars in the front for lifting and carrying heavy goods

Forklift

/ˈfɔːklɪft/

UK
UK

/ˈfɔrkˌlift/

US
US
Cement mixer

a machine with a large container that turns round and round, used for mixing cement with sand, gravel, and water to make concrete.

Cement mixer

/sɪˈment ˌmɪk.sər/

UK
UK

/sɪˈment ˌmɪk.sɚ/

US
US
Subway

a railway system in which electric trains travel through tunnels below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

Subway

/ˈsʌb.weɪ/

UK
UK

/ˈsʌb.weɪ/

US
US
Dump truck

a truck with a body that tilts or opens at the back for unloading.

Dump truck

/ˈdʌmp ˌtrʌk/

UK
UK

/ˈdʌmp ˌtrʌk/

US
US
Helicopter

a type of aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades

Helicopter

/ˈhel.ɪˌkɒp.tər/

UK
UK

/ˈhel.əˌkɑːp.tɚ/

US
US
Balloon

large tough non rigid bag filled with gas or heated air

Balloon

/bəˈluːn/

UK
UK

/bəˈluːn/

US
US
Airplane

a vehicle designed for air travel that has wings and one or more engines

Airplane

/ˈeə.pleɪn/

UK
UK

/ˈer.pleɪn/

US
US
Tram

a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity

Tram

/træm/

UK
UK

/træm/

US
US
Boat

a small vehicle for travelling on water

Boat

/bəʊt/

UK
UK

/boʊt/

US
US
Rowboat

a small boat propelled by oars

Rowboat

/ˈrəʊ ˌbəʊt/

UK
UK

/ˈroʊ ˌboʊt/

US
US
Train

a series of railroad cars moved as a unit by a locomotive or by integral motors.

Train

/treɪn/

UK
UK

/treɪn/

US
US
Carriage

a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

Carriage

/ˈkær.ɪdʒ/

UK
UK

/ˈker.ɪdʒ/

US
US

Types of Ships and Boats

Boat

a small vehicle for travelling on water

Boat

/bəʊt/

UK
UK

/boʊt/

US
US
Ship

a large boat for transporting people or goods by sea.

Ship

/ʃɪp/

UK
UK

/ʃɪp/

US
US
Ferry

a boat or ship for conveying passengers and goods, especially over a relatively short distance and as a regular service

Ferry

/ˈfer.i/

UK
UK

/ˈfer.i/

US
US
Destroyer

a small fast military ship

Destroyer

/dɪˈstrɔɪ.ər/

UK
UK

/dɪˈstrɔɪ.ɚ/

US
US
Battleship

a very large military ship with big guns

Battleship

/ˈbæt.əl.ʃɪp/

UK
UK

/ˈbæt̬.əl.ʃɪp/

US
US
Barge

a flat-bottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

Barge

/bɑːdʒ/

UK
UK

/bɑːrdʒ/

US
US
Schooner

a sailing ship with two or more masts

Schooner

/ˈskuː.nər/

UK
UK

/ˈskuː.nɚ/

US
US
Canoe

small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle

Canoe

/kəˈnuː/

UK
UK

/kəˈnuː/

US
US
Gondola

a light flat-bottomed boat used on Venetian canals

Gondola

/ˈɡɒn.dəl.ə/

UK
UK

/ˈɡɑːn.dəl.ə/

US
US
Yacht

a medium-sized sailboat equipped for cruising or racing

Yacht

/jɒt/

UK
UK

/jɑːt/

US
US
Submarine

a ship that can travel underwater

Submarine

/ˌsʌb.məˈriːn/

UK
UK

/ˌsʌb.məˈriːn/

US
US
Trawler

a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish

Trawler

 /ˈtrɔː.lər/

UK
UK

/ˈtrɑː.lɚ/

US
US
Hovercraft

a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines

Hovercraft

 /ˈhɒv.ə.krɑːft/

UK
UK

/ˈhɑː.vɚ.kræft/

US
US
Sailboat

a small boat with sails

Sailboat

 /ˈseɪl.bəʊt/

UK
UK

/ˈseɪl.boʊt/

US
US

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