Definition of furniture van in English:

furniture van

noun

British
  • A large van used to transport furniture.

    ‘it took five hours to load the furniture van’
    • ‘Moss oversaw a shift in tactics whereby troops were moved by furniture vans or private vehicles which were frequently changed.’
    • ‘I set off with a furniture van and only realised when at our new house I was minus one baby.’
    • ‘He helped to protect civilians during enemy bombing raids, using an old furniture van as an ambulance.’
    • ‘He fled Britain after escaping from prison in a furniture van after just 15 months in jail.’
    • ‘We stuffed it all into two 40 ft furniture vans and brought it to Brixton.’
    • ‘Estate agents warned that this will add another £1,000 to the cost of moving, without resolving any of the problems associated with calling in the furniture vans.’
    • ‘They went down to London for an away match at Arsenal in the back of a furniture van.’
    • ‘So the rumour started going around that we were going to be moved in a furniture van!’
    • ‘If the health service cuts go ahead we could all be getting furniture vans to hospital.’
    • ‘He started handing out gifts to cronies from the moment his furniture van arrived at Downing Street.’