recreational vehicle


Definition of recreational vehicle

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

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sales of recreational vehicles typically go down when gas prices go up
Recent Examples on the Web This month, Breed quickly secured 30 recreational vehicles to serve as isolation housing for people with the coronavirus who don’t need to be hospitalized. Heather Knight,, "Planning, speed and action: How SF City Hall is leading the way in confronting coronavirus threat," 27 Mar. 2020 Health officials have temporarily leased recreational vehicles and are staging them in Presidio, a park and former military Fort in the northern part of the city. Author: Christopher Rowland, Ariana Eunjung Cha, Anchorage Daily News, "Surge in coronavirus patients threatens to swamp U.S. hospitals," 17 Mar. 2020 The driver of the recreational vehicle consented to a search, which resulted in the discovery of the drugs. CBS News, "Nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana and 2,000 vaping cartridges seized in Texas traffic stop," 21 Nov. 2019 Or, for the ultimate in upscale outdoor living, consider renting a recreational vehicle. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "A beginner’s guide to camping: Where to go, what to bring on your first outdoor overnight adventure," 17 May 2020 Projections aren’t available yet, but its revenues from recreational vehicle registrations, ATV permit sales, and ATV fuel purchases are also expected to fall. oregonlive, "Oregon’s budget in the age of coronavirus: “Bad news on every front”," 26 Apr. 2020 John Sisk was an automotive and recreational vehicle repairman. Carol Robinson |, al, "These tragic crimes horrified Alabama in 2019," 30 Dec. 2019 The couple are among about 11 million owners of recreational vehicles, an estimated one million of whom live in their rigs full-time, according to the RV Industry Association. Lana Bortolot, New York Times, "Sheltering in Place in an R.V. Is Not as Fun as It Sounds," 1 May 2020 The city has approved $4.3 million in spending related to the pandemic and has rented 100 hotel rooms for the homeless, bought 10 recreational vehicles to quarantine first responders and ordered more personal protective equipment for city staffers. Hayat Norimine, Dallas News, "Dallas expects at least $270 million in federal relief for the coronavirus," 15 Apr. 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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7 Jun 2020

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“Recreational vehicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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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