Chelsea tractor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chelsea, a wealthy borough of London 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.