sport utility vehicle

variants: or sport-utility vehicle \ ˈspȯrt-​yü-​ˈti-​lə-​tē-​ How to pronounce sport-utility vehicle (audio) \ or less commonly sport utility or sport-utility
plural sport utility vehicles or sport-utility vehicles also sport utilities or sport-utilities

Definition of sport utility vehicle

: a rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis : suv

called also sport-ute

Examples of sport utility vehicle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of the episode was captured on video recorded by an in-car camera from a Fairfax County police lieutenant who followed the Park Police marked sport-utility vehicle along the parkway, and then onto Alexandria Avenue in Fort Hunt. Washington Post, "Park Police officers surrender in Fairfax on manslaughter warrants in Bijan Ghaisar slaying," 19 Oct. 2020 Aroste used the proceeds to make credit card payments, mortgage payments and car loan payments, including payments for a 2015 Mercedes-Benz sport-utility vehicle, officials said. Megan Jones,, "Montgomery woman sentenced to 4 years in prison after pocketing $730K while working at Aurora Social Security office," 2 Oct. 2020 Deliveries in the September quarter were dominated by the Model 3 sedan and the Model Y sport-utility vehicle that first started going to customers in March. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Tesla Quarterly Deliveries Hit Record as Car Maker’s Pandemic Recovery Speeds Up," 2 Oct. 2020 The plant was at risk of closing because the Edge sport-utility vehicle made there has an uncertain future. Derek Decloet,, "Ford Reaches Deal With Canadian Union to Save Assembly Plant," 22 Sep. 2020 Lane, 31, showed up at the distribution center at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and crashed his sport-utility vehicle into the employee entrance to the building, officials said. Editors, USA TODAY, "Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend," 28 June 2020 Police saw the man driving a sport-utility vehicle. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Heroin users steal candy, Slim Jims from Speedway; man solicits woman for sex on dating website: Berea police blotter," 18 June 2020 Spirited driving also reminded us that even with the high-performance engine, suspension, and tires, the ML55 is still a sport-utility vehicle with a high center of gravity. Bradley Nevin, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML55 Brings AMG into the SUV Fold," 3 June 2020 Which brings us to GMC's two new outre machines, the Syclone pickup (C/D, September 1991) and the Typhoon sport-utility vehicle pictured here. Arthur St. Antoine, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1992 GMC Typhoon," 19 May 2020

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First Known Use of sport utility vehicle

1969, in the meaning defined above

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28 Oct 2020

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“Sport utility vehicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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Kids Definition of sport-utility vehicle

: an automobile similar to a station wagon but built on a light truck frame

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