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 Which brings us to GMC's two new outre machines, the Syclone pickup (C/D, September 1991) and the Typhoon sport-utility vehicle pictured here. Arthur St. Antoine, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1992 GMC Typhoon," 19 May 2020 For Europe, Nissan will rely on its alliance with Renault SA, with a focus on selling crossover sport-utility vehicles and electric cars. Reed Stevenson,, "Nissan Said to Plan $2.8 Billion in Cost Cuts, Book Charges," 18 May 2020 Subaru is also jointly developing an electric sport-utility vehicle with Toyota and plans to bring it to major markets including the U.S. by 2025. Chieko Tsuneoka, WSJ, "Americans Show Scant Interest in Electric Vehicles, Subaru CEO Says," 20 Jan. 2020 The South Korean carmaker will team up with, a self-driving start-up, and mobility service provider Via to build a fleet of at least 10 Kona electric sport-utility vehicles to provide autonomous ride-sharing services called BotRide. Washington Post, "Four major retailers pull 22-ounce Johnson & Johnson baby powder from shelves," 25 Oct. 2019 The shooting victim drove himself to the hospital in his Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle, authorities said. Michael Cabanatuan,, "2 shootings in 2 hours on Bay Area freeways," 13 May 2020 The ramp-up of its new Explorer sport-utility vehicle in a Chicago factory didn’t go according to plan and a lot of vehicles had to be shipped to Detroit for repairs before being sent to dealers. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Ford Skids Again but Might Yet Pass GM," 5 Feb. 2020 Thomas pleaded guilty after prosecutors accused him of steering taxpayer money intended for nonprofits serving children into his own pocket to pay for a luxury sports-utility vehicle, expensive trips and exotic shoes. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "After embezzling youth funds, a former D.C. lawmaker reenters politics," 6 Mar. 2020 The man and women, along with three other males, were in and around a Lexus sport-utility vehicle parked in the street. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Items stolen overnight from five parked vehicles; door-to-door solicitor exchanges harsh words with resident: Berea police blotter," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sport utility vehicle

1969, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jun 2020

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“Sport utility vehicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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Kids Definition of sport-utility vehicle

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

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