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A van designed primarily for carrying passengers, typically having rear seats that can be removed for loading cargo.


(Automotive Engineering) a small van, esp one with seats in the back for carrying passengers


(ˈmɪn iˌvæn)

a small passenger van.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minivan - a small box-shaped passenger vanminivan - a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
passenger van - a van that carries passengers


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