sport-utility vehicle

[ spawrt-yoo-til-i-tee, spohrt‐ ]
/ ˈspɔrt yuˌtɪl ɪ ti, ˈspoʊrt‐ /

noun

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
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