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

  • abbr. vehicle identification number

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  • Vehicle Identification Number


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  • So grab what they call the VIN number from the dashboard.

    CNN Transcript Apr 7, 2007

  • So, grab what they call the VIN number from the dashboard.

    CNN Transcript Apr 7, 2007

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) - independent of the owner, the car has its own VIN, which is essentially the vehicle's unique DNA code.


  • A: A VIN is a 17-character sequence of numbers and letters that is unique to each vehicle.


  • If you want to check this new database out, you need what's commonly called VIN numbers of a vehicle or the vehicle identification number. - Local News

  • Scam artists are taking advantage of the upswing in used car purchases by selling off stolen cars through something called VIN cloning. Headlines

  • (called a VIN) they didn't even start insisting be on invoices until APRIL.


  • A number of his Analytical Cubist compositions of 1912 are boring and pointless; after a while his brownish, fragmented bottles are hard to distinguish from his brownish, fragmented faces without the help of a mustache or "VIN" label.

    The Late Show

  • The discovery of the VIN was a key piece of the puzzle that led to the suspect’s quick arrest.

    VIN: Vehicle identification numbers prove key evidence in Times Square bombing

  • Items that are attached to the car, such as VIN etching or a stolen-vehicle recovery system, usually cannot be canceled.

    MSN Money Finance Tips


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