four–wheel drive


: a system that applies engine power directly to all four wheels of a vehicle

Full Definition of FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE

:  an automotive drive mechanism that acts on all four wheels of the vehicle; also :  a vehicle equipped with such a drive

First Known Use of FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE



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