Humvee

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a Humvee.

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Derived from the attempt to pronounce the acronym HMMWV: The 'High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle.'

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Humvee ‎(plural Humvees)

  1. (US, military) A diesel-powered, four-wheel-drive tactical military vehicle that can carry a wide variety of military hardware
    • 2003: We went out into the streets of Zafaraniya, travelling in the usual two-Humvee convoy, complete with gunners. — The New Yorker, 24 Nov 2003

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