over·​night·​er | \ ˌō-vər-ˈnī-tər How to pronounce overnighter (audio) \

Definition of overnighter

2 : an overnight trip
3 : a person who stays overnight

Examples of overnighter in a Sentence

He is on an overnighter. You should pack an overnighter. Overnighters will appreciate the area's fine hotels.
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Some bypass Dog Lake and continue beyond, 6.1 miles one way from the trailhead, to Young Lakes, 9,883 feet, for an overnighter. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Yosemite’s high country finally opens to camping, hiking," 17 July 2019 Whenever my family is looking for a quick overnighter, our first choice is always Monterey. Sunset Staff, Sunset, "Eat This Burger, Ogle These Dogs, and 8 Other Things You Should See & Do This Week," 22 Jan. 2018 In recent years, however, this shapeshifting town has slowly reinvented itself as a charming place to spend a day or two—with great restaurants, adorable boutique hotels for overnighters, and of course, plenty of witchy history. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Boston," 9 Aug. 2018 With a comfortable load range from 25 to 40 pounds, the Atmos AG 50 is also a versatile option that works equally well for overnighters and longer, multiday trips. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "Plan Your First Backpacking Trip," 13 June 2018 From burly, larger-volume packs that can transition into overnighters to fast-and-light minimalist packs, there’s a daypack for you on this list. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "The Daypacks We Use for Hiking," 11 July 2018 The Travel 8-Step Regime from Oh K! is super convenient for overnighters, with one dose of body wash, shampoo, cleansing oil, facial foam, toning serum, lotion, moisturizer and a gold jelly mask in a slim set of detachable packets. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, "Packing the ultimate weekender: Our favorite products for your carry-on or beach bag," 9 July 2018 Take a day trip to Resurrection or Kachemak Bay or an overnighter to Prince William Sound to observe whales, otters, sea lions, glaciers and towering peaks. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Want to get off the beaten path in Alaska? Get on the water instead," 2 May 2018 My first overnighter in the middle of the African bush was in 2000, on a school trip to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in South Africa’s Kwazulu Natal. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "Skybeds Let You Sleep Under the Stars on an African Safari," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of overnighter

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of overnighter

: an overnight trip
: a person who stays somewhere overnight

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