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CEFR C2 Vocabulary - Transportation

Here you will learn all the essential words for talking about Transportation, collected specifically for level C2 learners.

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CEFR C2 Vocabulary
carshare
[noun]
a service where people can rent cars for short periods, often by the hour
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funicular
[noun]
a type of railway powered by cables that goes up and down a slope
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concourse
[noun]
a large open space or hallway within a building, often used for gatherings or as a central area in transportation hubs like airports or train stations
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apron
[noun]
a vast paved area in an airport where aircrafts are parked
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provisional license
[noun]
a temporary driving license allowing learners to practice driving before obtaining a full license
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compact car
[noun]
an automobile that is smaller than a full-sized car, making it easier to drive and park in tight spaces
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four-wheel drive
[noun]
a car or truck that can use all four wheels to drive, making it better for rough roads and bad weather
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tailgate
[noun]
the rear door of a car, truck, or van that can be opened downwards when loading or unloading goods
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rear end
[noun]
the back portion or tail section of a vehicle
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autogiro
[noun]
an aircraft with rotating blades driven by engine power for lift
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automatic number plate recognition
[noun]
a technology that uses optical character recognition to read vehicle license plates
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velocipede
[noun]
an old type of bicycle that is moved forward by pedal
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gondola
[noun]
a long, narrow boat used for transportation in Venice
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pneumatic tube system
[noun]
a network of tubes that uses compressed air or vacuum to transport small items or documents quickly and securely within a building or facility
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catamaran
[noun]
a type of watercraft featuring two parallel hulls that are typically connected by a deck or trampoline
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segway
[noun]
a self-balancing electric vehicle used for short-distance transportation
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magnetic levitation
[noun]
a transportation system that uses magnetic fields to propel vehicles without contact with the ground
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tuk-tuk
[noun]
a compact, three-wheeled taxi popular in many Asian cities
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amphibious vehicle
[noun]
a type of transportation that is capable of operating on both land and water
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hydrofoil
[noun]
a vessel that uses underwater foils to lift its hull above the water, allowing for faster and more efficient travel
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to ram
[verb]
to crash violently into an obstacle
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to hot-wire
[verb]
to start a car's engine without the key by using the wires attached to it
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to stall
[verb]
to cause a car's engine to stop working
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to moor
[verb]
to secure a boat by means of cables or anchors in a particular place
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to reroute
[verb]
to change the originally planned path or direction of something, especially in transportation
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to veer
[verb]
to abruptly turn to a different direction
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to gun
[verb]
to run an engine of a vehicle very quickly
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to coast
[verb]
to move effortlessly, often downhill, without using power
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to idle
[verb]
to run an engine slowly without being engaged in any work or gear
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