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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The man jumped into a red sport-utility vehicle and drove northbound on Ohio 237. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 8 Dec. 2022 An woman crossing a street near the Plant Shopping Center in San Jose was struck and killed by a sport-utility vehicle Wednesday night, becoming the 61st traffic fatality this year and the 31st pedestrian to die in a traffic incident. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Dec. 2022 If all of those production credits applied, a 75 kilowatt-hour battery pack such as those used in the long-range version of Tesla’s Model Y compact sport-utility vehicle could see its cost drop by nearly 40%, according to Bernstein Research. Rebecca Elliott And Mike Colias, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2022 When police arrived, the man was still sitting in the sport-utility vehicle. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 23 Dec. 2022 Scott Keogh, current head of Volkswagen Group of America Inc., has been appointed chief executive of Scout, the iconic American off-road vehicle brand that VW is reviving as an all-electric sport-utility vehicle and truck maker. William Boston, WSJ, 19 July 2022 Police previously believed both Myles Sanderson and Damien Sanderson were last seen on Sunday in Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan, in a black Nissan sport-utility vehicle. Paul Vieira, WSJ, 5 Sep. 2022 Two people stepped out of the Jeep and the other vehicle and walked toward a Toyota Tundra and a Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 sport-utility vehicle parked in the driveway. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2022 In addition to the head-count reductions, Mr. Scaringe said Rivian was focused on increasing production of the $67,500 R1T pickup truck and $72,500 R1S sport-utility vehicle, as well as the Amazon van. Sean Mclain, WSJ, 28 July 2022 See More

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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 5 Feb. 2023.

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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