loan·er | \ˈlō-nər \

Definition of loaner 

: something (such as a car or a watch) that is lent especially as a replacement for something being repaired

Examples of loaner in a Sentence

The car he's driving is a loaner. His own car was damaged in an accident.

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If that person is on the trail within a hundred or so miles of Asheville, Gross will drive to hand off that loaner in person. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "The AT's Fairy Godmother Makes Ingenious Tents," 7 June 2018 Speed adjustments are already being implemented on loaner vehicles, which are limited to 85 mph, the website said. Victoria Ballard,, "Tesla's new speed control feature dedicated to Fort Lauderdale teen," 1 July 2018 There’s a 1,000-foot gym, a fleet of public loaner bikes and yoga mats in each room. New York Times, "At a Denver Hotel, Art, Yoga Mats and Loaner Bikes," 7 Apr. 2018 Ruttenberg said she was offered a loaner but did not accept it. Ron Hurtibise,, "Despite danger, airbag parts still on back order for some car models," 18 June 2018 Riding a vintage bike (even a loaner of questionable provenance) was transcendent. Outside Online, "Riding 100 Miles* on a 102-Year-Old Bike," 12 June 2018 Preaker and Cohle are loaners who pour their lives into these cases. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Sharp Objects Is the Feminist True Detective We've Been Waiting For," 8 July 2018 My loaner was a singlespeed; a simple, easy roller. Michael Calore, WIRED, "This Bike's Light-Up Fork Will Never Leave You in the Dark," 29 June 2018 Experienced professionals can equip loaners with tools and information necessary when making a large purchasing decision. Uw Credit Union, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "We value people over profits," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of loaner

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loaner was in 1915

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English Language Learners Definition of loaner

: something (such as a car) that is loaned to someone as a replacement for something that is being repaired

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