sport-utility vehicle

noun sport-util·i·ty vehicle \ ˈspȯrt-yü-ˈti-lə-tē- \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of sport-utility vehicle

: suv called also sport-ute\-ˌyüt\, sport-utility

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First Known Use of sport-utility vehicle

1969

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SPORT-UTILITY VEHICLE Defined for Kids

sport-utility vehicle

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Definition of sport-utility vehicle for Students

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

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