Is there any single word that signifies both two and four wheeled vehicles. i.e. Cars and Motorcycles?

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    A motorised conveyance?
    – WS2
    Jun 4, 2016 at 7:12
  • "Vehicle", according to most laws in the US. If you want to exclude non-motorized bicycles it's a "motorized vehicle".
    – Hot Licks
    Jun 4, 2016 at 11:40
  • Do you need to exclude three wheel vehicles like Bombardier Spyder? Six wheel vehicles such as two axle pickup trucks with 4 wheels on the rear axle; or 3 axle trucks?
    – user662852
    Jun 4, 2016 at 17:11

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A wheeled vehicle is a general expression you may use:

  • a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people.

The Free Dictionary


A vehicle seems a likely choice--though it technically could mean any vehicle (boat, auto, motorcycle, space-ship or plane) you're most likely to hear it used with land vehicles.

Examples: "Please step away from the vehicle." or "Please step out of the vehicle."

  • Technically, "vehicle" includes bicycles (in the US). "Motorized vehicle" is the term for a car, truck, or motorcycle.
    – Hot Licks
    Jun 4, 2016 at 11:41
  • TBH, I've never heard anyone refer to a bicycle as a vehicle, but I'm sure it happens.
    – Genxthis
    Jun 4, 2016 at 12:54
  • Most US states refer to bicycles as "vehicles" in their traffic laws.
    – Hot Licks
    Jun 4, 2016 at 17:03
  • I'm just trying to imagine a cop saying to a bike rider, "I need you to step away from the vehicle, mam."
    – Genxthis
    Jun 4, 2016 at 17:23

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