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    Hi there,

    Are boats/ships included in vehicles? Or, only cars/bicycles/planes are vehicles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabushabu View Post
    Hi there,

    Are boats/ships included in vehicles? Or, only cars/bicycles/planes are vehicles?

    Thanks
    ship Definition

    ship (s̸hip)
    noun
    1. any water vehicle of considerable size navigating deep water, esp. one powered by an engine
    2. a water vehicle for sailing, with a bowsprit and at least three square-rigged masts, each composed of lower, top, and topgallant members
    3. a ship's officers and crew
    4. an aircraft

    source : yourdictionary.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabushabu View Post
    Hi there,

    Are boats/ships included in vehicles? Or, only cars/bicycles/planes are vehicles?

    Thanks
    If a boat has an engine, it is a vehicle. If not, it isn't.

    From dictionary

    vehicle is a machine with an engine that is used to take people or things from one place to another, such as a car, bus, or truck :

    a description of the stolen vehicle

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    Essentially, a vehicle is something in which other things [whether physical or metaphorical] can be carried. It comes from the Latin vehiculum, from vehere ‘carry’.

    A film or an essay can be the vehicle for a political or sociological message.

    A car is a vehicle for carrying people. Technically it is an automotive vehicle

    Oil can be the vehicle for pigments in paint.

    A boat can be the vehicle for transporting people or goods.

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