camper

noun
camp·​er | \ˈkam-pər \

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 initial incident at the pool took place in late June when Tahsiyn arrived at the Forest Brown public pool with her campers. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "A Muslim Children's Camp Was Kicked Out of a Public Pool for Their Clothing," 16 July 2018 One of the campers and the unidentified man began to struggle over the possession of the firearm, and the unidentified man was struck and killed by a bullet from the firearm. Christina Lords, idahostatesman, "Man shot and killed after struggle over firearm at Owyhee River campsite," 10 July 2018 The overwhelming presence of campers deters most poachers. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "How a party in Up North woods is helping Michigan sturgeon survive," 26 May 2018 Another tenant, Michael Taylor, 46, has been staying with friends and sleeping in his camper van ever since. Kimberly Veklerov, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland finds likely collusion between inspector, property owner in eviction," 1 July 2018 The cost for each camper ranges from $300 in the Bay Area to $1,300 in St. Louis. Karen De Sa, BostonGlobe.com, "Teens pushed to the brink at ‘leadership’ camps," 18 June 2018 The rooms are designed to evoke the feel of a vintage camper van. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Retro motels make a chic comeback," 18 June 2018 The cost for each camper ranges from $300 in the Bay Area to $1,300 in St. Louis. San Francisco Chronicle, "A Retreat’s Risky Lessons," 14 June 2018 The bad news for lower Tangle campers is that the boat ramp cove is still iced up. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s still springtime on the Denali Highway," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of camper

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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camper

noun

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

: 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

camper

noun
camp·​er | \ˈkam-pər \

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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