sport-utility vehicle

sport-util·​i·​ty vehicle | \ˈspȯrt-yü-ˈti-lə-tē- \

Definition of sport-utility vehicle 

: suv

called also sport-ute\ -​ˌyüt\, sport-utility

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Germany’s Daimler AG and BMW AG, for example, sell U.S.-made sport-utility vehicles in China. Lucy Craymer, WSJ, "With Tariff Deadline at Hand, Businesses Brace for the Fallout," 5 July 2018 Having established the brand’s cachet with high-end offerings — the Model S luxury sedan and the Model X sport-utility vehicle — Tesla would begin churning out more affordable Model 3 sedans. Neal E. Boudette, New York Times, "Can Elon Musk and Tesla Reinvent the Way Cars Are Made?," 30 June 2018 The device is installed in Daimler’s Vito transport van, GLC 220d sport-utility vehicle and the C 220d sedan, Mr. Scheuer said. William Boston, WSJ, "Audi CEO Targeted in Emissions-Cheating Investigation," 11 June 2018 An industry-wide shift from passenger cars to crossovers, sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks is continuing. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Ford sales down, Fiat Chrysler up in April as auto industry cools off," 1 May 2018 China was set to retaliate with tariffs on goods worth the same amount, hitting products from soyabeans to sport-utility vehicles. The Economist, "As its trade tussle with America heats up, China is on the back foot," 5 July 2018 China is expected to hit back against the Trump administration’s 25 percent tax on those Chinese goods with taxes on an equal amount of American products, including soybeans, lobsters, sport-utility vehicles, and whiskey. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Trump suggests China meddling in North Korea talks amid trade tensions with US," 10 July 2018 But very big vehicles, like large sport-utility vehicles, can be more difficult for new drivers to handle. Ann Carrns, New York Times, "Advice Has Changed on What Car to Buy for a Young Driver," 8 June 2018 That list included some vehicles, including sport-utility vehicles, aircraft, plastics and chemicals. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan may be among hardest hit if trade war with China erupts," 30 May 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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

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