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.
Recent Examples on the Web Adding to the chaos at the park was a bear attack on a camper, who was mauled by a protective mother bear and treated for puncture wounds, and a snowstorm that arrived ahead of schedule, forcing the road to close for all incoming visitors. Time, 7 Sep. 2021 The evening will include a silent auction, photo box camper, Vivid Diamonds & Design raffle, wine pull and more. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 Part two, set in 1978, features Sink in the lead as Vicki, a very aloof, misunderstood camper. Jessica Radlof, Glamour, 9 July 2021 The group wants to maintain a camper-to-counselor ratio of 20-to-1, with other Auburn players filling out the roster of coaches. Tom Green |, al, 7 July 2021 Summer camps, which typically hire about 25,000 camp counselors from abroad each year, are increasing camper-to-counselor ratios, reducing the number of campers and, in some cases, closing altogether, camp owners and industry officials said. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, 14 June 2021 With those specifications, along with its 54.3-inch bed length and 53.3-in bed width, a base Maverick XL can carry a modern ATV or tow a 23-foot camper, or two personal watercraft. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 8 June 2021 There also was a lonely camper, warmly befriended by Charlie Brown, named Roy. Washington Post, 31 May 2021 The car parts store — with more than 4,800 locations — has partnered with Camping World to give one winner a 2021 Coleman Lantern LT 17B camper, worth $11,995. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2021

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First Known Use of camper

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Sep 2021

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“Camper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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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
: 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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