motor home


Definition of motor home

: a large motor vehicle equipped as living quarters — compare mobile home

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Examples of motor home in a Sentence

they lived out of their motor home until they found a suitable house
Recent Examples on the Web The motor home, which was in motion, hit the man and pinned him under the right rear wheel. Claire Morgan, sacbee, "Man dies after being struck by his own RV on Tyler Island, CHP says," 26 June 2018 One day in 2011, Dave Pebley and his wife were in their motor home on the side of the highway with a flat tire when a big rig slammed into them. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Who Wins in a Personal-Injury Lawsuit? It Can Be the Doctor.," 8 Jan. 2020 Some lawmakers have taken to living out of motor homes, sleeping on the couches of family members or sharing condos. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "Prescott lawmaker wants to raise per diem pay for rural Arizona legislators," 10 Jan. 2020 There are a homeless man who lives in the park and a group of octogenarians camped in expensive motor homes, who don’t quite fit. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, "Regional books: “Shatter the Night,” “Arches Enemy” and more," 15 Dec. 2019 Thor targeted Erwin Hymer as part of an entry into the growing European RV market and because of its range of offerings from lightweight mobile trailers to high-end motor homes. Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "Thor Industries Slides Amid Weaker Profit, Cloudy Forecast," 20 Sep. 2018 In the fall of 2018, the motor home that Darby drove and slept in to sell books at literary events broke down in Tennessee, leaving him stranded there for a month waiting for parts and an expensive repair to overhaul the engine. Washington Post, "An independent bookstore owner is facing the last chapter of his beloved business," 3 Dec. 2019 Shops emptied and the streets filled as people emerged from motor homes and trailers, lugging lawn chairs and laughing, half in nervousness and half in relief. Carmen Sisson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why this storm-ravaged city dreams of a comeback – with heart," 18 Oct. 2019 In the island town of Kodiak, people were stranded with their motor homes. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska ferry workers union and state reach tentative contract deal; Saturday is earliest some sailings could resume," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of motor home

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of motor home was in 1965

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13 Feb 2020

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“Motor home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of motor home

: a type of vehicle that people can live and sleep in when they are traveling

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