Definition of mobile unit in English:

mobile unit


  • 1Military. A relatively small division of troops which may be deployed independently of the army or larger body to which it belongs.

  • 2A large van or trailer equipped to provide a particular service or facility (originally especially a medical one), which tours a particular area or is driven to where it is needed.

  • 3A portable telephone; a cellphone.

  • 4A portable radio receiver or transceiver; especially one installed in a motor vehicle.

  • 5A portable form of any device.


Late 19th century. From mobile + unit [adjective].


mobile unit

/ˈməʊbʌɪl ˌjuːnɪt/