variants or four-wheeled
1
: having four wheels
2
: acting on or by means of four wheels of an automotive vehicle
four-wheel disc brakes

Examples of four-wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And same goes for the true six-wheel-drive power train, which runs in full-time four-wheel drive as standard, and can then activate a custom transfer case ahead of the middle axle to send power to the rearmost wheels when required. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 8 May 2024 Safety and convenience features include a low oil shutoff switch that protects the engine, a four-wheel design for easy movement and storage, and quiet power at 68 decibels. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 19 Apr. 2024 From the steer-by-wire four-wheel steering to its remarkably stiff exoskeleton, the 845 hp Cyberbeast is sure to inspire retaliation from Tesla’s similarly innovation-minded EV competitors, keeping the unlikely genre of ultra-high-performance pickups alive and kicking. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2024 This vehicular tripod is technically a cycle car, in the spirit of Morgan’s first product from 1910, introduced to benefit U.K. drivers who couldn’t afford to buy and license a four-wheel automobile. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024 This shift also saw enthusiasm turn from two-wheel racing to four-wheel racing as the nation started building permanent, professional race circuits. Emiko Jozuka For Cnn, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 Shift on the fly four-wheel drive adds around $3,500, depending on the model. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2024 And using a cousin’s SUV with four-wheel drive, Manuel ferried me and, on one day, his family to other swimming holes. Mya Guarnieri, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2024 Drivers on on Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 50 were required to use chains or four-wheel drive. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of four-wheel was in 1740

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Cite this Entry

“Four-wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-wheel. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

four-wheel

adjective
ˌfōr-ˌhwēl,
ˌfȯr-ˌwēl
variants or four-wheeled
ˈfōr-ˈhwē(ə)ld,
ˈfȯr-,
-ˈwē(ə)ld
1
: having four wheels
2
: acting on or by means of four wheels
a car with four-wheel drive
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