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 campers met Deputy Kevin Schue and K9 Bali of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, who taught them about dogs’ roles in police work. Mary Grace Keller,, "Happy tails: Children learn at Carroll County Humane Society Critter Camp," 15 July 2019 Some served as clinicians, helping the campers with various moves and techniques. Rich Mayor,, "Alumni advantage: OPRF wrestlers head home to help with summer camp," 13 July 2019 The campers hit forehand and backhand shots over the net before heading back into line for further practice. Charles Rich,, "Youth tennis camp still coming up aces for players," 12 July 2019 Checky said the camp initially suggested her son sleep away from the other campers in a tent. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "'He doesn't need any more hurt': Foster mom says Payson camp refused to host transgender son," 10 July 2019 At just 22 feet, Margot needed a top-to-bottom gut and Colorado Caravan wanted to make the camper feel bright and airy despite its small footprint. Megan Barber, Curbed, "1960s Airstream transformed into modern oasis," 3 July 2019 Part of that process included sharing her own experiences as an entrepreneur with the campers. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Halima Aden is Mentoring the Next Generation of Fashion Creatives," 3 July 2019 The campers were divided by age group and after stretching together broke off to do different position drills, with Harrison helping out at different stations. Chaunte'l Powell,, "NFL safety Ronnie Harrison eager to bring more exposure to Tallahassee during youth camp," 22 June 2019 Photo: Eun-Young Jeong/The Wall Street Journal Tents must be removed by 7 p.m.—two hours earlier than before and an hour before sunset in early summer—and the campers are confined to certain areas in the parks. Eun-young Jeong, WSJ, "Newest Camping Adventure: During the Day and in the City," 18 June 2019

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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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