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Little Explorers
English Picture Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Vehicle and Transportation Words
airplane

airplane

Airplanes fly in the sky.
ambulance

ambulance

An ambulance takes sick people to the hospital.
anchor

anchor

An anchor is a heavy metal device that holds a ship in place.
automobile

automobile

An automobile is a car.


bicycle

A bicycle has two wheels, a handle bar, and pedals.


blimp

A blimp is is a balloon-like airship that floats in the sky.


boat

Boats float in the water.


bulldozer

A bulldozer is a large tractor that moves earth.


bus

A bus is a large vehicle that can take many passengers to places.


cab

Cab is another word for taxi.


camper

You can travel and sleep in a camper.


canoe

A canoe is a small boat.


car

You can travel in a car.


caravel

The caravel is a large sailing ship that was first made in Portugal in the late 1400's. Many world explorers used caravels.


cart

A cart is a wheeled vehicle that is pulled or pushed by an animal or a person.


Conestoga wagon

US pioneers used Conestoga wagons pulled by oxen or horses to move their belongings westward. They are also called covered wagons or prairie schooners.


covered wagon

US pioneers used covered wagons pulled by oxen or horses to move their belongings westward. They are also called conestoga wagons or prairie schooners.


dump truck

A dump truck is a truck that can carry and then dump its load (like gravel or soil). A dump truck toy is a great in a sandbox.


engine

The engine of a train pulls the railroad cars along the track.


engine

The engines of an airplane propel it through the air. Englines also power other vehicles, like cars.


fire truck

Fire fighters on a fire truck help put out fires.


funnel

The funnel is the smokestack of a ship or a train.


fuselage

The fuselage is the main body of an airplane.


garbage truck

A garbage truck picks up garbage and hauls it to the dump.


helicopter

A helicopter is a flying machine. It is kept in the air by a sideways propeller on top.


hot-air balloon

Hot-air balloons float through the air.


hull

The hull is the main body or frame of a ship.


jet

A jet is a very fast, powerful airplane.


jet engine

A jet engine is a powerful motor that propels a jet plane.
junk

junk

A junk is a traditional Chinese sailing ship made of wood.


kayak

A kayak is a small boat with an opening in the center for a person.


keel

The keel is the bottom of a ship.


landing gear

The landing gear of an airplane is the set of wheels used during landing and takeoff.


license plate

Every car has a license plate that tells you where it's from.


lifeboat

A lifeboat is a small boat that is kept on a larger ship; it is used in emergencies.


limousine

A limousine is a very long, fancy car.


Mayflower

The Mayflower was the name of the ship in which the 102 Pilgrims sailed from England to what is now Massachusetts, on the northeastern coast of the USA. The Pilgrims landed on December 11, 1620.


minivan

A minivan is a small van.


motorcycle

A motorcycle has two wheels and can go fassssttttttt!


oar

An oar is used to row a boat.


paddle

A paddle is an oar for rowing a small boat.


plane

Planes are machines that fly in the sky. People ride in them.


porthole

A porthole is a window in a ship.


propeller

A propeller is a device with blades that is turned by an engine; it makes boats (and some airplanes) move.


prow

The prow is front part of a ship.


railroad tracks

Trains run along railroad tracks.

ride

When you take a ride, you travel on something else, like a bicycle, a horse, or other means of transportation.


rocket

A rocket is a machine that propels itself into space.


rowboat

A rowboat is a small boat that is propelled by oars that a person moves.


sail

A sail is a large piece of strong fabric that catches the wind and propels a boat or sailboard through the water.


sailboat

A sailboat is a boat that has sails and is powered by the wind.


school bus

A school bus carries children to and from school.


ship

A ship is a very large boat.


steamshovel

A steamshovel is a machine that digs large holes and can move dirt.


submarine

A submarine is a vessel that can travel underwater and carry people.


tail

The tail is the rear section of an airpane.


tanker

A tanker is a truck that carries liquids, like milk or gasoline.


taxi

People pay a taxi driver to drive them places.


tire

A tire is an air-filled covering for a wheel. Cars, bicycles, and many other vehicles use tires.


tow truck

A tow truck is a strong truck that can pull cars and other trucks when they cannot move.


tracks

Trains run along railroad tracks.


tractor

A tractor is a powerful vehicle that can pull a plow or other farm tools.


traffic light

A traffic light directs traffic safely. Green means go, yellow means prepare to stop, and red means stop.


train

A train has an engine that pulls railroad cars along a track.


truck

A truck is a vehicle that can carry big loads.


trunk

The trunk is the large compartment in the back part of a car.


tugboat

A tugboat is a sturdy boat that guides large boats in and out of harbors.


unicycle

A unicycle is a vehicle with one wheel that is moved by pedals.


van

A van is a truck used to haul people and things from one place to another.



vehicle

A vehicle moves people and things from one place to another.


wagon

You can pull things in a wagon.


wheel

A wheel is a circular object that rotates around its center.


wheelbarrow

A wheelbarrow is a small cart with one wheel and two handles.


wheelchair

A wheelchair is a chair on wheels that handicapped people can use to get around.


yacht

A yacht is a very nice small ship.


zeppelin

A zeppelin is a metal-framed, motorized balloon-like airship that floats in the sky.


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