road trip


Definition of road trip

1 : a trip taken by a sports team to play one or more away games
2 : an extended trip in a motor vehicle

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Other Words from road trip

road-trip \ ˈrōd-​ˈtrip How to pronounce road trip (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of road trip in a Sentence

The team won three of five games on its road trip.
Recent Examples on the Web In eight games on this road trip, the bullpen has taken the loss in four of them. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 28 Aug. 2021 Right-handed reliever Hunter Harvey (right lat strain) is not with the team for this road trip as of now. Nathan Ruiz,, 17 Aug. 2021 Individual upticks have spurred the improvement, none more than Matt Chapman’s on this road trip. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Aug. 2021 Hiura, demoted twice this season to Nashville to work on swing-and-miss woes, is 3 for 18 on this road trip with nine strikeouts. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 July 2021 Oddsmakers believe the Suns will carry their momentum into this road trip, installing them as a one-point favorite in Game 3. Alex Kay, Forbes, 24 June 2021 The Spurs have made a habit of winning games at the wire on this road trip but couldn’t pull off the feat in Miami, falling 116-111 last night. San Antonio Express-News, 29 Apr. 2021 Dallas still has six games remaining on this road trip, including two more in Tampa, where Amalie Arena has been a house of horrors for the Stars. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 An official timeline won’t be determined until Nance meets with team doctors back in Cleveland following the conclusion of this three-game road trip. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of road trip

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of road trip was in 1953

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9 Sep 2021

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“Road trip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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road trip


English Language Learners Definition of road trip

: a long trip in a car, truck, etc.
: a trip that is taken by a sports team in order to play one or more games


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