[ spawrt-yoo-til-i-tee, spohrt‐ ]
/ ˈspɔrt yuˌtɪl ɪ ti, ˈspoʊrt‐ /
a rugged vehicle with a trucklike chassis and four-wheel drive, designed for occasional off-road use. Abbreviation: SUV
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Words nearby sport-utility vehicle
Origin of sport-utility vehicle
First recorded in 1990–95
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British Dictionary definitions for sport utility vehicle
sport utility vehicle
sports utility vehicle
a high-powered car with four-wheel drive, originally designed for off-road useSometimes shortened to: sport utility, sports utility Abbreviation: SUV
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