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ute /ju:t/ 

(countable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.

Short for ‘utility truck’ or ‘utility van’. A vehicle with a closed cab (usually with two seats) and an open area at the back for carrying large or heavy things.

Example: I carry a level, a torch, and a screwdriver and in the back of my ute, a ladder. (


A ute parked outside a house

(photo by Julia Miller)