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 Divers and other officers from the Tuscaloosa Police discovered the sport-utility vehicle in water in the Holt community, a rural area a few miles east of Tuscaloosa, police said in a statement. CBS News, 25 Mar. 2022 Last year, Ford’s lineup included just one electric vehicle: the Mustang Mach-E sport-utility vehicle. Mike Colias, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2022 The cost to fill up his sport-utility vehicle has jumped to $130 from about $70 in 2018. Harriet Torry, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 The unidentified driver of a Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle led police on a high-speed chase at about 12:15 a.m. March 9. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 17 Mar. 2022 Its Model 3 sedan and Model Y compact sport-utility vehicle made up 97% of Tesla’s roughly 936,000 deliveries last year. Rebecca Elliott, WSJ, 28 Jan. 2022 Avsenew was convicted in the shooting deaths of Steven Adams and Kevin Powell and taking the couple’s sport-utility vehicle and money. Jim Saunders,, 13 Jan. 2022 District police on Saturday identified the two women who were killed when a sport-utility vehicle sped into a crowd of sidewalk diners on Connecticut Avenue as Terese Dudnick Taffer, 73, and Jane Bloom, 76, both of Northwest Washington. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2022 Emergency crews were called to the single-car accident about 2:15 a.m. near the intersection of state Route 76 and Airport Road, where the Dodge sport-utility vehicle slammed into a light pole, police said. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sport utility vehicle

1969, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Sport utility vehicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for sport utility vehicle

sport-utility vehicle


Kids Definition of sport-utility vehicle

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


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