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 Take advantage of bike-share programs or hotel loaner bikes. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, 15 July 2022 Heiman was given loaner cars, but some of those who complained to NHTSA said they were told by dealers that VW would not provide loaners. Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2022 Heiman was given loaner cars, but some of those who complained to NHTSA said they were told by dealers that VW would not provide loaners. CBS News, 18 Mar. 2022 Recently when Soares’s car was in the shop, he was stuck with a loaner for six weeks. Katie Johnston,, 6 June 2022 There will be free bait and loaner fishing tackle for kids who need it, as well as casting and fishing tips from the experts. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 19 May 2022 The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona has partnered with the Ryan Thomas Foundation and Arizona Game and Fish Department for a lifejacket loaner program, which was created to make lifejackets available lakeside at 18 kiosks statewide. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 17 May 2022 From options such as snorkeling and diving to yoga classes and free loaner bicycles, there’s more than enough to fill your days with joy, relaxation and adventure. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 16 May 2022 All of the ingredients are provided by the Cleveland Metroparks and its special Fishing Fund, including a loaner fishing rod and live bait if needed. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of loaner

1915, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

28 Jul 2022

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“Loaner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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