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Of or relating to any vehicle, usually designed to carry passengers, that operates on ordinary roads and typically has four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine.

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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Automotive; Automobile

The United States government agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior which has divided trails into four classes: Type I is at least 7 feet (213 cm) wide (enough for a family vehicle), ...

bulkhead deck

Automotive; Automobile

The uppermost deck to which the transverse watertight bulkheads are carried.

bull bar

Automotive; Automobile

The upward extension of a bumper to protect lights and the grille.


Automotive; Automobile

The upward movement of the wheels and suspension.

component sharing

Automotive; Automobile

The use of the same basic parts used in different models -- even in models from different manufacturers.

central gearchange

Automotive; Automobile

The usual arrangement with the gear lever in the center of the floor.

cold lash

Automotive; Automobile

The valve lash clearance, measured between the rocker arm and valve tip, when the engine is cold.

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