from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A motor vehicle built on a truck or bus chassis and designed to serve as self-contained living quarters for recreational travel.

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  • n. A recreational vehicle, a self-propelled structure built on a truck or bus chassis containing living accommodations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling


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  • Dragging their feet a little, Dortmunder and Kelp led the way back to the motor home and off-loaded all their gear: wet suits, air tanks, underwater flashlights, the whole schmear.

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  • Carlstein was back in the silver Toyota, a four-wheel drive, huge—lumbering but lithe, a motor home with warppower—and I could see it yaw as he floored the accelerator and started to close the gap.

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  • On the trip from Fort Collins, Colorado, our twenty-eight-foot motor home overheated every time we drove over fifty miles per hour.

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  • “If you say so,” Kelp agreed nonchalantly, and stopped with the nose of the motor home half an inch from another metal-pipe barrier.

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  • The living room door of the motor home opened and Tiny Bulcher stepped down, carrying a large gimbaled metal cutter.

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  • The motor home rocked and swayed through the second-growth forest, Kelp listening to bushes, Tiny and Dortmunder squinting hard as they stared through the windshield, Tom sitting back in the dark by himself, thinking his own thoughts.

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  • Texas Red celebrated his success with a very fine buffalo steak—low in fats, low in sodium, low in calories—and a 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet, served in his motor home by Chin, his chef.

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  • But examining it more closely the second time, it was apparent that the barn had been built not to service the ranch or to shelter animals but, instead, for the primary or exclusive purpose of garaging the motor home that Edward Robilio had named Haldeman.

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  • Tiny got out and dispatched this barrier the same way as the first, and the motor home steered slowly, majestically, with all the dignity of a great passenger liner, through the opening in the fence and onto Vilburgtown Reservoir property.

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