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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Authorities reached out to the public Wednesday for help identifying a group of men who attacked and robbed a 64-year-old man living in an recreational vehicle RV resident during a confrontation on a Kearny Mesa street. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Police seek tips about group of men who beat, robbed man in Kearny Mesa," 10 July 2019 Oakland opened the Bay Area’s first safe parking location for recreational vehicles last week in East Oakland as part of its effort to experiment with new strategies to address the homeless crisis. Sarah Ravani,, "Oakland opens Bay Area’s first 24/7 safe parking area for homeless RV dwellers," 21 June 2019 The proverbial recreational vehicle, to the layperson passing one on the highway, may seem like an 18-wheeler lumbering beast. Blake Z. Rong, Popular Mechanics, "RVs Are More Efficient Than Ever, Thanks to Eco-Friendly Manufacturing," 15 May 2019 No recreational vehicles of any kind are permitted in any parking locations without written permission from the parking lot business owner. Jennie Key,, "Red, White and Blue Ash: What to know before you go," 2 July 2019 A decade of rising housing costs has spawned more nontraditional living arrangements that are harder to track and define, including those who rent garages, surf couches or travel the country in recreational vehicles. Janet Adamy, WSJ, "What’s Next for the 2020 Census," 27 June 2019 The six cars on the monorail are similar in size to a recreational vehicle, creating the perfect shelter. Molly Korzenowski, Twin Cities, "Whatever happened to the Minnesota Zoo monorail cars? A St. Paul guy turned some into cabins.," 22 June 2019 Johnny and Brenda Lwin’s 2017 Kia was ablaze just outside their home, melting a side of the house, and nearly burning the family recreational vehicle, WESH reported., "Kia catches fire in Osceola County driveway: report," 7 June 2019 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

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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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