One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounSouth African, Australian, NZ
A small van, especially one without windows and passenger seats.
- ‘The plan is in full swing to have bought a panel van by August at the latest, preferably more like June, so I can flee north for the winter and spend some time travelling Oz in a car like every good Aussie should.’
- ‘Like a faithful blue heeler, who waits patiently for his surfer-master in the front seat of the panel van, the car remains an attribute of Aussie masculinity.’
- ‘The back of a panel van folded domestic space into the space and freedoms of automobility.’
- ‘This is supposedly a white panel van, which means there are windows only at the driver's seat and passenger seat in the front seat.’
- ‘Police are keen to speak to witnesses to the accident which involved a Citroen panel van and another small van.’
- ‘A man driving a panel van shouted at the policeman.’
- ‘One wonders if in fact the intended hijackers didn't use the barrier of oncoming traffic to hem in the panel van and force it to stop.’
- ‘A young couple were threatened by the driver of a white panel van in a road rage incident in Egham, on Friday last week.’
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