all-wheel drive

noun \ ˈȯl-ˈwēl- \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of all-wheel drive

: an automobile drive mechanism that acts on all four wheels of the vehicle

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First Known Use of all-wheel drive

1934


ALL-WHEEL DRIVE Defined for English Language Learners

all-wheel drive

noun

Definition of all-wheel drive for English Language Learners

  • : a system that applies engine power directly to all four wheels of a vehicle together or separately


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