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in the ˈvan(British English, formal) at the front or in the leading position: The eight warships in the van opened fire on the advancing fleet.
See also: van
ˌwhite-ˈvan man(British English, informal) used to refer to a man driving a white van in an aggressive way. Many companies use white delivery vans and their drivers are often considered stupid and rude: Who enjoys driving to work with the constant traffic jams, roadworks and the impatient hooting of white-van man?
See also: man