recreational vehicle

noun

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

Examples of recreational vehicle in a Sentence

sales of recreational vehicles typically go down when gas prices go up
Recent Examples on the Web The older Lennons live in Tennessee, and enjoy traveling full time in their recreational vehicle. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9 Apr. 2024 In Contra Costa County, the storage of boats and recreational vehicles is allowed on private property — with some exceptions. Angela Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 6 Feb. 2024 In addition to the extensive display of recreational vehicles, attendees can explore booths from industry exhibitors featuring the latest RV gear and accessories. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2024 Interest rates influence some consumer spending, primarily cars, recreational vehicles and boats, but also to a lesser extent furniture and appliances. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 The group arrived at about 8 p.m. Friday local time and merged onto a two-lane rural road, creating a long queue of mostly personal or rented cars and recreational vehicles. Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News, 4 Feb. 2024 Idaho State Parks & Recreation will be on site allowing guests to book campsites and have your recreational vehicles registered or renewed. Michelle Jenkins, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 About a quarter of those attending sleep in a trailer or recreational vehicle, but real burners sleep in tents. Ed Fletcher, Sacramento Bee, 25 Jan. 2024 Two deteriorating recreational vehicles and a trailer were parked in the lot, surrounded by piles of bicycle parts, scrap metal and other debris. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recreational vehicle was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Recreational vehicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recreational%20vehicle. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

recreational vehicle

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

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