loan·​er | \ ˈlō-nər How to pronounce loaner (audio) \

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Could a loaner life vest program at busy recreation spots help prevent drownings? Julia Wick,, "Essential California: The West Coast LGBTQ activism that predated Stonewall," 28 June 2019 Those who opt to have their E-trons repaired will get a loaner vehicle, an $800 cash card, and a free maintenance package. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Audi Recalls Some E-Tron SUVs Over a Battery Issue," 10 June 2019 Photo: The Connaught The Mews The Connaught’s new private townhouse comes with a dedicated butler and loaner Burberry raincoats. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "Mayfair, a Posh London Neighborhood, Gets Edgier," 16 Aug. 2018 The restaurant has always required patrons to wear a jacket, and throughout the 60s, the loaner blazers, in a range of sizes, along with neckties, were all from Chipp. Al Castiel Iii, Town & Country, "JFK's Personal Tailor Is Alive and Well in a Midtown Manhattan Office Building," 5 May 2017 At auto dealerships, a high score can mean access to loaner cars, preferential service slots and special events. Khadeeja Safdar, WSJ, "On Hold for 45 Minutes? It Might Be Your Secret Customer Score," 1 Nov. 2018 My specific Performance 3 loaner car had the $5,000 Performance Upgrade package: 20-inch wheels, a carbon fiber spoiler, and bigger brakes with the calipers painted red. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "My 72 Hours With the Tesla Model 3 Performance Edition," 13 Sep. 2018 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

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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

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

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