recreational vehicle


Definition of recreational vehicle

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

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Synonyms for recreational vehicle


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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The family is going to live in a recreational vehicle on the property for now, Evans said. Bay City News, The Mercury News, "Union City man fighting for life, home uninhabitable after gas explosion," 18 June 2019 He also was arrested the same year for allegedly smashing the window of a recreational vehicle. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Robert Corry, lawyer for suspect charged in deadly I-70 crash, arrested in domestic violence case," 15 June 2019 Consumers are starting to see higher prices for recreational vehicles, soda, beer and other goods that now cost more to make as a result of recent tariffs on metals and parts. Patrick Mcgroarty And Bob Tita, WSJ, "Soda, Motorcycle Prices Rise as Tariffs Hit Home for Consumers," 31 July 2018 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

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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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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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