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 Up next The Mercury begin a three-game road trip -- their last of the season -- Tuesday at New York (9-20). Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Chicago Sky spoil Diana Taurasi's return with win over Phoenix Mercury," 26 Aug. 2019 Minnesota kicks off the new campaign with a road trip, playing at California Santa Barbara on Thursday and at Cal State Fullerton on Sunday. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Gophers soccer midfielder Katie Duong makes early impact at U and heads to U.S. team next," 21 Aug. 2019 The win helped split a road trip (3-3) that included one victory and two taxing losses in Atlanta. Deesha Thosar,, "Mets prepare for tough nine-game homestand during critical playoff push," 19 Aug. 2019 This is the classic Iceland road trip; the Ring Road spans 828 miles around the entire coastal region of the country. Erika Owen, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Things to Do in Iceland: Our Definitive List," 16 Aug. 2019 The Warriors will play nine games over that stretch — which includes a five-game Southeast road trip (plus a game in Chicago) — against some of the worst teams in the league. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, "Kurtenbach: Six takeaways from the Warriors’ schedule release," 12 Aug. 2019 Take a daylong road trip, looping through Guillaumes to see the Gorges de Dalius, an impressive red-rock canyon chiseled by the frothy Var River. National Geographic, "How to go wild in the French Riviera," 5 Aug. 2019 The Tigers ended the 10-game, three-city road trip to Seattle, Anaheim and Texas at 2-8, with three walk-off losses. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Tigers observations: Sloppy play contributes to another late loss, sweep," 4 Aug. 2019 Perfect for short weekend trips, impromptu sleepovers or spontaneous road trips, the weekend bag is the answer to your traveling prayers. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "7 Weekend Bags Under $100 You Need For Summer Shenanigans," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of road trip

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Oct 2019

Cite this Entry

“Road trip.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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