road trip

noun

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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road-trip \ˈrōd-​ˈtrip \ intransitive verb

Examples of road trip in a Sentence

The team won three of five games on its road trip.

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In their retirement, the Creitzes lived in a Holiday Rambler RV, but couldn’t afford gas for road trips. Heather Gillers, WSJ, "‘I Was Hoping to Be Retired’: The Cost of Supporting Parents and Adult Children," 16 Nov. 2018 From road trips to kid-friendly festivals, backyard playtime to football games and more, the Gaineses have found plenty of time to bond as a group. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines' Kids 'Fight Over' Baby Crew for the Sweetest Reason," 27 Oct. 2018 With warm weather, blue skies and miles of lush scenery to enjoy, Condé Nast Traveler, in partnership with Booking.com, is officially calling it road trip season. Condé Naste Traveler: Post, "The Best Summer Road Trips," 26 Oct. 2018 Between the panoramic roof (standard on all V60s) and the light color palette of the Momentum trim interior, the V60's interior practically encourages family road trips. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Volvo’s new V60 is proof the station wagon must never die," 17 Oct. 2018 Maybe the Seattle Seahawks just needed a 4,700-mile road trip to finally put together a fast start and a complete performance. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "What the (inter)national media are saying about the Seahawks’ 27-3 trouncing of the Oakland Raiders," 15 Oct. 2018 The summit concluded with a cross-country electric vehicle road trip. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Cities, obsessed with electric cars, overlook simple solutions at climate summit," 18 Sep. 2018 Check out our favorite road trip destinations for you and your besties and get ready to hit the road. The Editors, Seventeen, "The Best Road Trips to Take With Your Besties," 27 Aug. 2018 On June 28, a group of volunteers bonded Gonzalez Garcia out of detention in Arizona, beginning a cross-country road trip that got her to New York, where her children had been placed in foster care. Pamela Ren Larson, azcentral, "Guatemalan mother regains custody of her children after 54 days apart," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of road trip

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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road trip

noun

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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