Humvee


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Hum·vee

 (hŭm′vē′)
A trademark for a durable wide-bodied military vehicle with four-wheel drive.

Humvee

(ˈhʌmˌviː)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a four-wheel drive military vehicle
2. (Military) a four-wheel drive military vehicle
[from h(igh-mobility) + m(ulti-purpose) v(ehicle) + -ee]

Hum•vee

(ˈhʌm vi)
n.
a military vehicle that combines the features of a jeep with those of a light truck.
[1985–1990; from the pronunciation of the initials HMMWV for H(igh)–M(obility) M(ultipurpose) W(heeled) V(ehicle)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Humvee - a high mobility, multipurpose, military vehicle with four-wheel drive
military vehicle - vehicle used by the armed forces
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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