: acting especially independently on or by means of all four wheels of an automotive vehicle
all-wheel drive

Examples of all-wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Grand Cherokee’s lower trims adding all-wheel drive costs an additional $2,000. Nick Kurczewski, Quartz, 27 Mar. 2024 The all-wheel drive capability, two rows of scrubbers (one on the front and back of the machine), and easy-to-clean filter tray are leaving shoppers impressed. Stephanie Osmanski, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Mar. 2024 As has been the case since the R35 launched, each version of the new GT-R features all-wheel drive. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2024 But now, Polestar says the price for a Polestar 3 Long Range with all-wheel drive will start at $73,400. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 13 Mar. 2024 The company went into great detail about the dual-motor electric powertrain and standard all-wheel drive system. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 Plug-in hybrid SUV: Toyota RAV4 Prime The all-wheel drive Toyota RAV4 Prime starts at about $44,000 and gets about 42 miles of driving range from its electric powertrain. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 27 Feb. 2024 Both front- and all-wheel drive will be available on all three trims levels. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 23 Jan. 2024 The Blazer will eventually be offered with four drive configurations, front, rear or two all-wheel drive variants including the high-performance SS. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-wheel was in 1942

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“All-wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-wheel. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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