Transportation Vocabulary in English | Vehicle Names

Learn useful transportation vocabulary in English with pictures and video.

Transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another.

Modes of transport include air, land, water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations.

Transport is important because it enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations. Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, trucking terminals, refueling depots and seaports.

Vehicles traveling on these networks may include automobiles, bicycles, buses, cars, trains, trucks, people, helicopters, watercraft, spacecraft and aircraft.

List of common vehicles, vehicle parts and transportation vocabulary in English.

Vehicles and Modes of Transportation Vocabulary

First of all, learn English Vocabulary for Vehicles through pictures.

Common Vehicles Vocabulary

  • Van
  • Taxi
  • Police car
  • Bus
  • Ambulance
  • Skateboard
  • Baby carriage (US)/ Pram (UK)
  • Bicycle
  • Mountain bike
  • Scooter
  • Motorcycle
  • Fire engine
  • Crane
  • Forklift
  • Tractor
  • Recycling truck
  • Cement mixer
  • Dump truck
  • Subway
  • Aerial tramway
  • Helicopter
  • Airplane
  • Balloon
  • Tram (UK)/ Streetcar (US)
  • Carriage
  • Rowboat
  • Boat
  • Train

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Types of Ships and Boats

Secondly, let’s learn different Types of Ships and Boats.

A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world’s oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing.

A boat is a watercraft of a large range of sizes designed to float, plane, work or travel on water.

Types of Ships and Boats Vocabulary

  • Battleship
  • Destroyer
  • Ferry
  • Schooner
  • Ship
  • Barge
  • Boat
  • Catamaran
  • Canoe
  • Yacht
  • Gondola
  • Hovercraft
  • Sailboat
  • Trawler
  • Submarine

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Types of Trucks

Thirdly, we will learn different Types of Trucks in English.

A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.

Types of Trucks Vocabulary

  • Pickup
  • Tractor
  • Tow truck
  • Fire engine
  • Van
  • Cement mixer
  • Tanker
  • Tractor-trailer
  • Forklift
  • Car transporter

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Parts of A Car Vocabulary

Fourthly, we will learn Different Parts of A Car in English.

Parts of a Car – Video. 

Parts of A Car Vocabulary

  • Headlight
  • Mirror
  • Window
  • Trunk (US)/ Boot (UK)
  • Brake light
  • Tire (US)/ Tyre (UK)
  • Door
  • Hubcap
  • Gas tank (US)/ Petrol tank (UK)
  • Windshield (US)/ windscreen (UK)
  • Hood (US)/ Bonnet (UK)
  • Roof
  • Turn signal/ Blinker
  • Bumper
  • Door handle
  • Rear-view mirror
  • Windshield wiper (US)/ Windscreen wiper (UK)
  • License plate (US)/ Number plate (UK)

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Parts of A Bicycle Vocabulary

Fifthly, let’s learn English Vocabulary for Different Parts of A Bicycle.

Bicycle Parts Vocabulary – Video. 

Bicycle Parts Vocabulary

  • Handlebar
  • Brake lever
  • Brake cable
  • Seat
  • Rear brake
  • Crossbar
  • Frame
  • Crank
  • Wheel
  • Chain
  • Pedal
  • Chain wheel
  • Front brake
  • Front fork
  • Hub
  • Spoke
  • Rim
  • Tire

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Parts of a Motorcycle Vocabulary

Sixthly, a motorcycle often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle is a two or three-wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport including racing, and off-road riding.

Parts of a Motorcycle Vocabulary

  • Throttle
  • Brake
  • Helmet
  • Pillion (U.K)
  • Taillight
  • Seat
  • Fuel tank
  • Engine
  • Turn signal
  • Headlight
  • Mudguard
  • Suspension
  • Tire
  • Axle
  • Muffler
  • Oil tank
  • Air filter
  • Brake pedal

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Parts of an Aircraft Vocabulary

Seventhly, an aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air. It counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines. Common examples of aircraft include airplanes, helicopters, airships, gliders, and hot air balloons.

Parts of an Aircraft Vocabulary

  • Nose
  • Flight deck
  • Fuselage
  • Cabin
  • Fin
  • Tail
  • Tailplane
  • Hold
  • Wing
  • Jet engine
  • Undercarriage

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Road Signs (in the U.K) Vocabulary

Finally, let’s learn Road signs in the United Kingdom vocabulary.

Road signs or traffic signs are signs erected at the side of or above roads to give instructions or provide information to road users.

Road Signs in the U.K Vocabulary

  • Ahead only
  • Turn left ahead
  • Turn left
  • Minimum speed
  • Maximum speed
  • Stop and yield
  • No waiting
  • No stopping
  • No entry
  • Roundabout
  • No motor vehicles
  • No cycling
  • No left turn
  • No U-turn
  • No overtaking
  • No blowing of horn
  • Two-way traffic ahead
  • Road narrows on both sides
  • Hump
  • Uneven road
  • Slippery road
  • Wild animals
  • Roundabout ahead
  • Crossroads ahead
  • Pedestrian crossing ahead
  • Bend to right
  • Double bend
  • Falling rocks
  • School crossing
  • Road work
  • Give way
  • Traffic signs ahead
  • Give priority to vehicles from opposite direction
  • Parking lot
  • One-way traffic
  • Dead end street
  • Priority over oncoming vehicles

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Road Signs in the U.K Vocabulary

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