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 Court documents say the driver of the car Kayden was riding in was almost hit by a sport-utility vehicle, NBC Chicago has reported. NBC News, "Man charged in Chicago road-rage shooting that wounded child," 23 Apr. 2021 Police stopped the woman’s sport-utility vehicle after seeing her driving northbound in the southbound lane. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Drunk man crashes Ram, runs away; man drives Audi through bus depot fence: Brook Park police blotter," 27 Mar. 2021 The man left the store without paying for the merchandise and drove away in a sport-utility vehicle. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Mother-daughter arrested outside factory; woman defrauded of $700: Brook Park police blotter," 19 Feb. 2021 Woods was reportedly driving to a video shoot in Los Angeles County on Feb. 23 when his sport-utility vehicle veered across a median, hit a tree and overturned. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods out of the hospital, continuing recovery from car crash at home," 17 Mar. 2021 In 2013, a family of Uighurs drove a sport-utility vehicle into a crowd at Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, killing two tourists and everyone in the car. Ben Mauk, The New Yorker, "Inside Xinjiang’s Prison State," 27 Feb. 2021 Woods was the only person in the sport-utility vehicle. NBC News, "Tiger Woods had rod put in leg, is 'awake, responsive' after rollover crash, reps say," 24 Feb. 2021 Volkswagen is already using the framework in its ID.3 compact and ID.4 sport-utility vehicle. Tom Krisher And David Mchugh, Detroit Free Press, "Ford investing $1B to revamping factory in Germany for zero emissions production line," 17 Feb. 2021 Canadian supplier Magna International , which is also seen as a potential partner for Apple, assembles vehicles under other brands, notably the Jaguar I-Pace, an all-electric sport-utility vehicle. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Making an Apple EV Is a Poisoned Chalice for Car Companies," 11 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of sport utility vehicle

1969, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2021

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“Sport utility vehicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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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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