road trip


: a trip taken by a sports team to play one or more away games
: an extended trip in a motor vehicle
road-trip 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 Ridley Scott’s 1991 buddy film, Arkansas friends Thelma (played by Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) go on a road trip to escape their dreary lives. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2024 Bryan De La Cruz hit a home run among his two hits and Ryan Weathers gave up three runs over six innings as the Marlins went 1-5 on a six-game road trip that also included a stop at Oakland. Joseph D’hippolito, Miami Herald, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for road trip 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Road trip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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