off-roader

noun

off-road·​er ˈȯf-ˈrō-dər How to pronounce off-roader (audio)
1
: a driver of an off-road vehicle
2
: an off-road vehicle

Examples of off-roader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The burly off-roader comes with several performance upgrades, the chief of which is a twin-turbo V-8 that pumps out well over 600 horses. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 5 July 2024 More than 1,200 people fled from Hungry Valley Park, a popular destination for off-roaders and bikers known for its scenic motorcycle trails. Christopher Cann, USA TODAY, 18 June 2024 The Post Fire was 8% surrounded after having scorched nearly 23 square miles and forced the evacuations of at least 1,200 campers, off-roaders and hikers from the Hungry Valley recreation area Saturday. NBC News, 18 June 2024 Rover first envisioned this experimental off-roader, dubbed Land Rover, as a stopgap, keeping the company afloat until luxury-car production got back up to speed—but almost from the beginning, the Land Rover was a runaway success. Bob Sorokanich, Robb Report, 18 June 2024 Rally mode is effective for fun on mud and other low-traction surfaces, but don’t mistake it for an off-roader. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 30 May 2024 Mercedes-Benz The Mercedes G-Wagon, a very capable off-roader typically purchased by people who never intend to take it anywhere near dirt, is getting an electric upgrade. Roberto Baldwin, Ars Technica, 24 Apr. 2024 By electrifying its premium SUV, Jeep isn’t exactly signaling this will be an off-roader’s ideal EV. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 30 May 2024 The company’s off-roader will be powered by a drivetrain that includes electric motors on each axle (giving it all-wheel drive) and a 42-kWh battery pack. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 21 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of off-roader was in 1969

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“Off-roader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-roader. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

off-roader

noun
off-road·​er
ˈȯf-ˌrōd-ər
1
: a driver of an off-road vehicle
2
: an off-road vehicle
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