road test


Definition of road test

1 : a test of a vehicle under practical operating conditions on the road
2 : a test on the road of a person's driving ability as a requirement for a driver's license

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Examples of road test in a Sentence

The car performed well on the road test.
Recent Examples on the Web The Avalanche, since going winless in five consecutive games between Oct. 26 and Nov. 5, now ride the momentum of three wins in a row heading into a Thursday night road test at Edmonton. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Avalanche overcome Francouz injury to defeat Winnipeg for third straight win," 12 Nov. 2019 Outlook: Difficult road test at Dexter (7-1), which already has five wins of at least 35 points. Joey Yashinsky And Chris Allen, Detroit Free Press, "These Michigan high school football teams are on the playoff bubble," 25 Oct. 2019 Week 2 football previews Kingwood goes on the road Kingwood gets first road test against Dekaney at 7 p.m. Thursday at Spring ISD Stadium. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, "Atascocita, Katy clash in battle of state title contenders," 4 Sep. 2019 The Buckeyes are 2-0 and coming off a 42-0 shutout of in-state rival Cincinnati as they get set to begin Big Ten play with a road test in Bloomington to take on the Indiana Hoosiers in their first road game of the season. Tim Brown, oregonlive, "No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers: Live updates, score, TV channel, how to watch free live stream online," 14 Sep. 2019 That trek starts with a stiff road test, trying to topple a Holy Angels team that won seven games last season. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "High school football: Friday night predictions," 30 Aug. 2019 That, more or less, sums up area Dickinson coach John Snelson's thinking in scheduling this non-district road test against state powerhouse Allen, a five-time state champion ranked No. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "High school football games to watch in Week 2," 4 Sep. 2019 Plenty of us road tested Monica's long layers with sideswept bangs and that sleek bob. Erin Donnelly,, "Monica Was Totally Jealous Of Rachel's Hair," 25 June 2019 Linsky equated the state’s current gun laws to allowing someone to get their driver’s license without first taking a road test. Matt Stout,, "As national frustration builds on guns, dozens of proposals target already strict laws in Massachusetts," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of road test

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of road test was in 1890

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23 Nov 2019

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“Road test.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of road test

: a test to see how well a vehicle works when it is driven on roads
US : a test to see how well someone is able to drive a car or other vehicle

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