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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JEEP

"Take the jeep over to the tunnel entrance," he told his father.

His father snapped on the screen and pickup of the jeep that was standing nearby.

Take four men in the jeep; have them lift two of them and bring them here.

He swung the jeep to get the crowd in the pickup, explaining who they were.

By noon they had rented a jeep and were well away from the city.

Lieutenant Wims unfolded out of the jeep into the jungle mud.

"Thanks fer the ride," Wims said as he wrestled his gear out of the jeep.

"I hope so," Blalok said as he braked the jeep to a stop in front of the hospital.

He brought the jeep in lightly, setting it carefully in the center of the area.

Kennon braced his back against one of the fat tires of the jeep.

WORD ORIGIN

early 1941, American English military slang, from G.P. "general purpose (car)," but influenced by Eugene the Jeep (who had extraordinary powers but only said "jeep"), from E.C. Segar's comic strip "Thimble Theater" (also home of Popeye the Sailor). Eugene the Jeep first appeared in the strip March 13, 1936. The vehicle was in development from 1940, and the Army planners' initial term for it was light reconnaissance and command car.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JEEP

all-terrain vehicle

nounoff-road vehicle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.