sport utility vehicle


variants or sport-utility vehicle or less commonly sport utility or sport-utility
plural sport utility vehicles or sport-utility vehicles also sport utilities or sport-utilities
: 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 Li Auto on Monday announced price cuts of about 6-7% across its lineup, with the L7 five-seat sport utility vehicle now starting from 301,800 yuan ($41,700). Peter Vercoe, Fortune Asia, 22 Apr. 2024 The rear of a white sport utility vehicle could be seen inside the massage business through a broken glass doorway. Remington Miller,, 6 Apr. 2024 Grossman is accused of driving her sport utility vehicle at more than 70 mph into two young brothers, Mark and Jacob Iskander, in a Westlake Village crosswalk. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Eight days after he was released in December from a stretch in federal custody on a robbery conviction, a man drove from Houston to Arlington, robbed a stranger and ran her over with a rental sport utility vehicle, killing her in a parking lot, police allege. Emerson Clarridge, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 Feb. 2024 The first was fueled by the Model 3 sedan and Model Y sport utility vehicle, and the next is expected from the launch of a cheaper next-generation vehicle slated to start production late next year. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 2 Apr. 2024 Two sport utility vehicles were barreling toward them. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2024 Those passing took an interest, with drivers of luxury sport utility vehicles slowing down to take photos of the scrum. William K. Rashbaum, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2024 Officers obtained a good description of the suspect’s sport utility vehicle, a 2001 Infiniti QX4, and found it on Pioneer Parkway around 9:20 p.m. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sport utility vehicle was in 1969

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Cite this Entry

“Sport utility vehicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

sport-utility vehicle

sport-util·​i·​ty vehicle
: a rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light truck chassis
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