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"caravan" in British English

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caravannoun [C]

uk   /ˈkær.ə.væn/  us   /ˈker-/
  • caravan noun [C] (VEHICLE)

UK (US trailer) a ​wheeledvehicle for ​living or ​travelling in, ​especially for ​holidays, that ​containsbeds and ​cookingequipment and can be ​pulled by a ​car UK a ​paintedwoodenvehicle that is ​pulled by a ​horse and in which ​peoplelive: a ​gypsy caravan
  • caravan noun [C] (GROUP)

a ​group of ​people with ​vehicles or ​animals who ​travel together for ​safety through a ​dangerousarea, ​especiallyacross a ​desert on camels
(Definition of caravan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"caravan" in American English

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caravannoun [C]

 us   /ˈkær·əˌvæn/
a ​group of ​people with ​vehicles or ​animals who ​travel together for ​safety through a ​dangerousarea, esp. ​across a ​desert on ​camels
(Definition of caravan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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