Chelsea tractor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chelsea, a wealthy area of London in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea in which this type of vehicle is popular, and tractor, in reference to the size and bulkiness of the vehicle.

Noun[edit]

Chelsea tractor (plural Chelsea tractors)

  1. (Britain, colloquial) An SUV or 4x4 vehicle. [from 20th c.]
    • 2011, Ben Aaronovitch, Rivers of London, Gollancz 2011, p. 45:
      This far up the hill was a maze of narrow streets choked with BMWs and Chelsea Tractors.