sport-utility vehicle

[ 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

Origin of sport-utility vehicle

First recorded in 1990–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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