all–terrain vehicle

noun all–ter·rain vehicle

Definition of all–terrain vehicle

  1. :  a small motor vehicle with three or four wheels that is designed for use on various types of terrain —called also ATV

1956

First Known Use of all–terrain vehicle

1956


ALL–TERRAIN VEHICLE Defined for English Language Learners

all–terrain vehicle

noun all–ter·rain vehicle

Definition of all–terrain vehicle for English Language Learners

  • : a small open vehicle with three or four large wheels that is used to drive over very rough ground


ALL–TERRAIN VEHICLE Defined for Kids

all–terrain vehicle

noun all–ter·rain vehicle

Definition of all–terrain vehicle for Students

  1. :  a small open vehicle with three or four wheels for use on rough ground


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