recreational vehicle

noun

Definition of recreational vehicle

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

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Synonyms for recreational vehicle

Synonyms

camper, caravan, motor home, RV, trailer

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Examples of recreational vehicle in a Sentence

sales of recreational vehicles typically go down when gas prices go up

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Some residents who were spared from the destruction took in evacuees' pets and livestock while offering recreational vehicles and spare bedrooms. Fox News, "Displaced by wildfires, evacuees work, wait amid uncertainty," 3 Aug. 2018 Clifford Bowden, 37, was in his recreational vehicle when the storm struck. CBS News, "Newborn baby killed, dozens injured when tornado strikes North Dakota city," 11 July 2018 The suspect, identified as Abigail Martinez, 23, had been wanted on an outstanding felony drug warrant when Baytown police officers approached her recreational vehicle, Corpus Christi's KRIS-TV reported. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Suspect stabbed K-9 dog under both eyes, police say," 1 Aug. 2018 Clifford Bowden, 37, was in his recreational vehicle when the storm struck. CBS News, "Newborn baby killed, dozens injured when tornado strikes North Dakota city," 11 July 2018 Durkan’s proposal earmarks $250,000 for a new overnight parking lot program for people living in cars and recreational vehicles. Vernal Coleman, The Seattle Times, "Durkan adds shelter, homeless outreach and support for vehicle campers in Seattle budget," 24 Sep. 2018 La Cañada resident Jon Burke, who had addressed the council during public comment at its June 5 meeting, first referenced a recreational vehicle having been parked by a neighbor on his street for several months. Matt Sanderson, latimes.com, "LCF City Council seeks feedback from Public Works on better regulating RV parking on streets," 10 July 2018 Truckers, recreational vehicle enthusiasts, and others view parking spaces as prime locations to find rest. J.d. Gallop, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Nearly half a dozen people have died in Walmart parking lots in Brevard County since 2015," 24 June 2018 Clifford Bowden, 37, was in his recreational vehicle when the storm struck. CBS News, "Newborn baby killed, dozens injured when tornado strikes North Dakota city," 11 July 2018

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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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recreational vehicle

noun

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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