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 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 The campers also attended the Seahawks’ preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin keeps telling his story so that kids like these can tell theirs," 21 Nov. 2018 To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that Frank Waln made the music, but the campers were completely in charge of the visuals. Dodai Stewart, Teen Vogue, "Frank Waln's New Music Video for "Wokiksuye" Honors Indigenous Peoples Day," 8 Oct. 2018 Fallon said Bobbitt had received about $75,000, including the camper as well as a 1999 Ford Ranger. Fox News, "GoFundMe couple allegedly spent homeless man's money on shoe collection, pricey vacations: report," 10 Sep. 2018 Harry Horgan Beauregard had been fine-tuning the vessel for two years with a select group of Shake-A-Leg's campers, many of whom are autistic. Rebecca Ellis, miamiherald, "Shake-A-Leg's fleet mysteriously vandalized in the dead of night," 5 July 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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