breakdown van


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breakdown van

or

breakdown truck

n
(Automotive Engineering) chiefly Brit another name for a tow truck
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Tenders are invited for Fabrication on TATA chassis and from Tyre Manufacturers for supply of Tyre of different sizes for Buses and from Computer Manufacturers for supply of Server and Thinclient and from reputed, experienced Civil, Mechanical Electrical Contractor for overhauling of Breakdown Van, Civil Job, reconditioning of Tubular Traction Pole etc.
Ensuring safety in and around the race, 6km of barriers are erected at every stage, and Italian police provide 26 motorcyclists, six cars, one breakdown van, and 500 patrols.
Nabeela Kausar, aged 22, died when the Suzuki she was a back-seat passenger on collided with an RAC breakdown van, at the Stratford Road junction with Cubley Road, in Hall Green.
But his delight when the yellow breakdown van arrived turned to shock when he was confronted by driver Michael Small's aggression and abuse.
I was getting very cold and miserable when the breakdown van didn't arrive, when a car full of young people passed me going towards Stokesley.
A voice-over begins to give some advice on what a potential buyer might look for when examining a second-hand car, and the camera angle opens to bring in a second vehicle (van) some dis-tance away, with what I think was a breakdown van.