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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Motor vehicles
minivanmin‧i‧van /ˈmɪnivæn/ noun [countable]  American EnglishTTC a large car with seats for six to eight people syn people carrier British English
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minivanThere was a blue Combi minivan at the head of the column.Renault is the leader in minivans.Boyle said Santos' southbound minivan slid into the northbound lane, where it collided with a Ford Bronco.Sport utility vehicles have supplanted minivans in recent years as the top-selling family vehicle, according to trade experts.The latest model of the minivan went into production last year.Police ordered the driver to get out of the minivan but he refused, Beams said.After a brief pursuit, the minivan stopped at Capitol and Copperfield, according to Beams.Some soccer moms waited in their minivans and station wagons, but none had their radios tuned to the presidential debate.
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