all-terrain vehicle

noun all-ter·rain vehicle
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of all-terrain vehicle

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

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First Known Use of all-terrain vehicle

1956

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ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE Defined for English Language Learners

all-terrain 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

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

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