recreational vehicle


Definition of recreational vehicle

: a vehicle designed for recreational use (as in camping) especially : motor home

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Examples of recreational vehicle in a Sentence

sales of recreational vehicles typically go down when gas prices go up
Recent Examples on the Web Zachary Rutherford, who was on foot, was fatally injured when he was struck around 9:46 p.m. by a 1994 Ford recreational vehicle driven by Huimin Harrison, 41, of Madison, Wisconsin, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Mary Colurso |, al, 10 Apr. 2021 Cue the purchase of a recreational vehicle with a retractable 20ft aerial for connectivity, and an epic journey home. Tim Lai, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 More than 40 buildings were damaged and at least eight people were injured in the explosion that originated in a recreational vehicle outside of an AT&T transmission building. Devon M. Sayers, CNN, 15 Mar. 2021 Investigators arrested a man Monday who is suspected of causing an explosion that ripped through a recreational vehicle in Northeast Portland over the weekend, police said. oregonlive, 9 Mar. 2021 As long as a trailer is less than 400 square feet, it's classified as a recreational vehicle rather than a mobile home, and is treated more leniently by the zoning code. John Reinan, Star Tribune, 14 Feb. 2021 If your hotel, campground or recreational vehicle park isn’t by any top attractions, perhaps your area has some nice nature spots. Nathan Mayfield, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 Two days after a recreational vehicle blew up on historic Second Avenue, injuring three people and damaging more than 40 businesses, no motive for the attack had been revealed. Adam Tamburin, USA TODAY, 28 Dec. 2020 Federal and state investigators are trying to determine who set off a bomb inside a recreational vehicle Friday morning, injuring three people and damaging more than 40 businesses. The Associated Press,, 27 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of recreational vehicle

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recreational vehicle was in 1949

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29 Apr 2021

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“Recreational vehicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of recreational vehicle

US : a large vehicle that often has a bathroom, kitchen, and beds for use during travel and camping

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