travel trailer

noun

Definition of travel trailer

: a trailer drawn especially by an automobile and equipped for use (as while traveling) as a dwelling

Examples of travel trailer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the meantime, however, the pair has remained quarantined inside their travel trailer: father, son and two golden retrievers, Watson and Fink, cooped up inside a 24-foot rectangle. Los Angeles Times, "On the road in the Southwest during the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter in place? Keep driving?," 4 Apr. 2020 The property owner was in her travel trailer watching the robbery take place. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Liberty County court sentences Houston man to 36 years for jugging charge," 20 Feb. 2020 The second was going to be an Airstream travel trailer parked permanently outside the restaurant offering grab-and-go options. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Gott’s Roadside reopens at San Francisco’s Ferry Building," 3 May 2020 The state will spend $50 million to buy 1,309 travel trailers from FEMA and private vendors and to lease hotel and motel rooms to provide quarantine capacity. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: March 18-19," 24 Apr. 2020 Under the umbrella of RVs are motorhomes, camper vans, travel trailers, camper trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, popup campers and truck campers. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "The doctor slept in an RV. He ate on the porch. He saw his kids through the window.," 23 Apr. 2020 The Armstrongs considered a few options before settling on buying a new travel trailer — should Kristin and Declan go stay with her parents or with Zach's? Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville emergency room doctor moves into trailer to keep family safe from COVID-19," 8 Apr. 2020 Two-thirds of the money will go directly to local governments for spending on homeless services and $50 million will be used by the state to buy 1,300 travel trailers and lease hotel rooms for emergency housing. John Antczak, Fortune, "60,000 homeless could end up infected with coronavirus, California governor says," 19 Mar. 2020 Thirty travel trailers and medical services tents are due to have arrived in Los Angeles County to help officials there contend with a spike in homelessness. Michelle Krupa, CNN, "Start your Monday smart: Super Bowl, Iowa, State of the Union, Israel, Solar Orbiter," 2 Feb. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'travel trailer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of travel trailer

1961, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about travel trailer

Time Traveler for travel trailer

Time Traveler

The first known use of travel trailer was in 1961

See more words from the same year

Statistics for travel trailer

Last Updated

29 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Travel trailer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/travel%20trailer. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

Comments on travel trailer

What made you want to look up travel trailer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!