four-wheel drive

noun
Updated on: 17 Jan 2018

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

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First Known Use of four-wheel drive

1926


FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE Defined for English Language Learners

four-wheel drive

noun

Definition of four-wheel drive for English Language Learners

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


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