Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a durable wide-bodied military vehicle with four-wheel drive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A diesel-powered, four-wheel-drive tactical military vehicle that can carry a wide variety of military hardware

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a high mobility, multipurpose, military vehicle with four-wheel drive
  • n. a high mobility, multipurpose, military vehicle with four-wheel drive

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • For battlefield commanders, the Humvee is "not the vehicle of choice" for troops in combat, Maj.

    Hulking, tough MRAP displaces Humvee

  • The current vehicle is called the "Humvee" officially, the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, and it is built by an industrial descendant of the same company that developed the original jeep.

    Forbes.com: News

  • In particular, the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle — the all-purpose truck better known as the Humvee — has been a workhorse of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Army plans to overhaul the trucks as they are shipped back from overseas.

    Army Must Find Direction on Trucks

  • Young later told reporters, "The only thing made in my district for the Humvee is the release button for the seatbelt."

    A successor to Gates is a quandary for Obama

  • The Mullah in a Humvee is the direct descendant of General McChrystal's "government in a box."

    David Bromwich: One More War, Please

  • The Humvee is a bit chilly (a turret gunner stands through a gaping hole in the roof) but otherwise comfortable.

    S.D. Liddick: COP Haditha

  • GM's Hummer brand, which traces its lineage to the military vehicle known as the Humvee, was born in 1998 amid America's swelling appetite for sport-utility vehicles.

    China Firm to Buy Hummer

  • Tengzhong is buying the Hummer brand from GM, not the military Humvee, which is made by AM General Corp. of South Bend, Ind. The price wasn't disclosed but is expected to be less than $500 million.

    China Firm to Buy Hummer

  • Since the Humvee was a military-only vehicle, Schwarzenegger initiated talks with the manufacturer, AM General Corp., and the U.S. Army.

    Think Progress » Arnold Lectures on Importance of Fuel Efficient Vehicles, Owns Five Gas-Guzzling Humvees

  • Dan, a 22-year-old Oxford Hills graduate, was killed March 13 when his Humvee was attacked by a roadside bomb and small arms fire while he was serving with the 101st Airborne Division.

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