: of, relating to, done with, or being a vehicle designed especially to operate away from public roads

Examples of off-road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Firefighters working on the south side of the Smith River Complex fire noticed issues with firetrucks and off-road vehicles midday Friday. Austindedios, oregonlive, 10 Sep. 2023 These connoisseurs of fine wine, art, and travel are least interested in taking the Hummer off-road. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 9 Sep. 2023 The latest version of the best-selling Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup will be on Toyota’s stand in TRD off-road trim. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 9 Sep. 2023 The supervisor’s office has received complaints about off-road vehicles driving down the roads and the county has requested funding to establish sidewalks in the area. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 Nitrogen dioxide is released into the atmosphere when cars, trucks, buses, power plants and off-road equipment burn fuel. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023 Select types of cars—many of which had off-road wheels—were also able to navigate the boggy terrain. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 5 Sep. 2023 Organizers on Sunday said only four-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with off-road tires have been able to exit successfully, and passenger vehicles and other cars, trucks and RVs have only made exit attempts worse by getting stuck and blocking others. Liz Kreutz, NBC News, 3 Sep. 2023 The optional air suspension from the sedan comes standard for the wagon, providing the wagon with more confidence off-road. Car and Driver, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of off-road was in 1954

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“Off-road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-road. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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: of, relating to, done with, or being a vehicle designed especially to operate away from public roads
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