four-wheel drive

noun

Definition of four-wheel drive

: an automotive drive mechanism that acts on all four wheels of the vehicle also : a vehicle equipped with such a drive

Examples of four-wheel drive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the all-weather capability of four-wheel drive is important to you, the XT6 offers a good blend of luxury and modest performance at a reasonable price. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1988 Subaru XT6 Tests Upmarket Ambitions for Subaru," 11 Sep. 2020 Six trim levels, three engines and rear- or four-wheel drive. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV sets standard for big SUVs (review)," 22 Aug. 2020 Six trim levels, three engines and rear- or four-wheel drive. Mark Phelan, Dallas News, "The Arlington-made Chevy Tahoe sets the standard for 2021 big SUVs," 15 Aug. 2020 Six trim levels, three engines and rear- or four-wheel drive. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV sets standard for big SUVs (review)," 22 Aug. 2020 Six trim levels, three engines and rear- or four-wheel drive. Mark Phelan, Dallas News, "The Arlington-made Chevy Tahoe sets the standard for 2021 big SUVs," 15 Aug. 2020 Six trim levels, three engines and rear- or four-wheel drive. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV sets standard for big SUVs (review)," 22 Aug. 2020 Six trim levels, three engines and rear- or four-wheel drive. Mark Phelan, Dallas News, "The Arlington-made Chevy Tahoe sets the standard for 2021 big SUVs," 15 Aug. 2020 With a shockproof suspension system and four-wheel drive, this 1:12 monster truck can take on any terrain. Popular Science, "15 activities and toys that will keep your kids entertained at home," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of four-wheel drive

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Four-wheel drive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-wheel%20drive. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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four-wheel drive

noun

English Language Learners Definition of four-wheel drive

: a system that applies engine power directly to all four wheels of a vehicle

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