road warrior

noun

Definition of road warrior

: a person who travels frequently especially on business

Examples of road warrior in a Sentence

a lightweight laptop computer that's perfect for road warriors
Recent Examples on the Web While airlines foresee an uptick in bargain-hunting leisure travelers this summer, big money road warriors will take longer to win back. Justin Bachman, Bloomberg.com, "America’s ‘Big Three’ Airlines Prepare for a Very Painful Fall," 8 May 2020 While many road warriors will switch to Zoom meetings, other types of corporate travels will need to get out there soon. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Life after coronavirus: Ready to travel as soon as it's safe? So is everyone else," 1 May 2020 While airlines foresee an uptick in bargain-hunting leisure travelers this summer, big money road warriors will take longer to win back. Justin Bachman, BostonGlobe.com, "America’s ‘Big Three’ airlines prepare for a difficult fall season," 20 Apr. 2020 By Jeff Baker, The Oregonian The Portland Trail Blazers — road warriors all season — bulled through an early roadblock and roared back to the NBA Finals with a 105-97 win over Utah. oregonlive, "Trail Blazers Classics: Portland advances to 1992 NBA Finals with win over Utah Jazz," 15 Apr. 2020 Road Games The Seahawks were true road warriors in 2019, posting a franchise-best 7-1 record in road games. oregonlive, "Breaking down the Seattle Seahawks’ 2020 schedule," 8 May 2020 On-road, the Compass is not an off-road warrior like the Wrangler, nor an urbane sophisticate like the Grand Cherokee. cleveland, "This cheap Jeep is sure to break your heart (review)," 2 May 2020 The signs are turned on nightly at dusk and blaze away until 11 p.m. The romance of neon For an old road warrior like me, the park is an enchanting slice of Americana. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "When stay at home ends: This Arizona neon sign park glows nightly. Here's how to see it," 20 Apr. 2020 Outside of California, drivers saved only 1.6% on average for every 5,000 mile reduction, and very low mileage drivers paid only 6% a year less than the road warriors. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Driving less during coronavirus outbreak? Ask your car insurance company for a discount," 7 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of road warrior

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Road warrior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20warrior. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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road warrior

noun

English Language Learners Definition of road warrior

chiefly US, informal : a person who travels a lot especially as part of his or her job

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