1. originally, to convey, to transport;
later, to carry or convey in a vehicle, or as if in a vehicle ...1628 obs.
2. to travel, ride, or drive in a vehicle ...1843 rare, chiefly humorous usage
from Latin vehiculum (wagon, cart, means of transport),
from vehere (to carry, convey) + -ate
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1628 - see EXAMPLE below
"... It Clarifies and purifies its owne Body..with the pure and sincere Tinctures and Faculties of the infused Materialls, and with it vehiculates, caries, communicates and diffuses their virtues and powers into all parts..."
From: Panala Medica
- William Folkingham