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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In an interview with law enforcement, Tiffany Williams said the money was spent on an SUV, a camper, two four wheelers and a car trailer, among other things, according to an affidavit. Theresa Waldrop, CNN, "A bank mistakenly put $120,000 into a couple's account. They spent it, police say," 9 Sep. 2019 For that reason, something like a pickup-bed topper, camper, or trailer is probably a better candidate than a Subaru. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Overland Solar-Power Setup," 8 Sep. 2019 This year’s campout coincided with the 30th anniversary celebration, which included food and cake for 25 campers, from Tuesday, Aug. 27, to Monday, Sept. 2. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Nonprofit celebrates 30 years of advocating for trails," 6 Sep. 2019 Whether as a camper, counselor-in-training, counselor, volunteer, or director, each played a unique role in allowing the Camp to be a part of the Moodus community for nearly 60 years., "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 28 Aug. 2019 Set in the early 1970s, the feature documentary, which was made with the support of the Sundance Institute, is actually directed by a former camper, Jim LeBrecht, and Nicole Newnham. Joyce Chen,, "Shows & Films The Obamas Are Bringing To Netflix After American Factory," 22 Aug. 2019 The two campers, one about 20-years old and one about 50-years old, had gone canoeing Monday morning. Kristi Belcamino, Twin Cities, "St. Paul Fire’s rescue team finds boaters lost on remote island in Leech Lake," 19 Aug. 2019 The two are among the last charter companies in the Adirondacks that are licensed to transport campers, hunters and anglers to lakes in the park. Zach Montague, New York Times, "An Adirondack Wilderness All Your Own," 22 July 2019 According to the suit, the victim's parents were assured their son would room only with a same-age camper, as the five-week Opportunities for Personal Success camp was open to boys entering the seventh through 12th grades. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Florida family says lax supervision led to assault at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy. Now they're suing.," 16 July 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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