camp·​er | \ ˈkam-pər How to pronounce camper (audio) \

Definition of camper

1 : one who camps
2 : a portable dwelling (such as a specially equipped trailer or automotive vehicle) for use during casual travel and camping

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Examples of camper in a Sentence

Rangers warned campers that leaving food outside might attract bears. A careless camper accidentally started a fire in the woods.

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The property also has a camper available to rent on Airbnb that sleeps five people comfortably and is located on the adorable alpaca farm. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This California Airbnb is Actually a Working Alpaca Ranch, And It’s Only $74 a Night," 17 Apr. 2019 On Thursday, rather than panicking, Xie said most of the campers were in a state of disbelief about what had happened. Felicia Fonseca And Alina Hartounian,, "Flash flood sends tourists to high ground near Grand Canyon," 13 July 2018 Sharks strike fear in beachgoers, bears are the bane of campers and snakes rattle the nerves of gardeners. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "These animals are most likely to kill Americans. Hint, it's not sharks or snakes.," 9 Mar. 2018 Large campers, some crafted from the front ends of semi-trucks, others obviously crafted by hand, line up one after another. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 22 Mar. 2019 The device is designed for hikers, campers and other travelers worried about water quality. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Miles Maiden Invented a Pocket-Size Device to Purify Water With Ultraviolet Light," 1 Mar. 2019 Some parks have closed, which leaves campers with reservations having to look for last-minute alternative vacations while other campgrounds are dealing with the consequences of too many people and not enough rangers and staff to care for them. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Trash Is Piling Up at National Parks Due to the Government Shutdown," 28 Dec. 2018 About 20 of the 28 people injured were staying at the Prairie View RV Park where high winds overturned some campers and damaged mobile homes. Washington Post, "Milwaukee settles lawsuit over stop-and-frisk," 11 July 2018 Currently, the Iridium EV camper has a range of 124 miles. Megan Barber, Curbed, "World’s first fully electric RV will debut in 2019," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of camper

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of camper

: a person who sleeps outdoors, in a tent, or in a simple shelter usually for enjoyment for a short period of time
US : a type of vehicle or special trailer that people can live and sleep in when they are traveling or camping
: a young person who goes to a camp during the summer to do different activities


camp·​er | \ ˈkam-pər How to pronounce camper (audio) \

Kids Definition of camper

1 : a person who sleeps outdoors (as in a tent)
2 : a type of vehicle or special trailer that people can live and sleep in when they are traveling or camping
3 : a young person who goes to a camp during the summer

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