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

Other Words from road test

road test transitive verb

Examples of road test in a Sentence

The car performed well on the road test.
Recent Examples on the Web In our road test, the lashes stuck to the liner like glue and stayed put. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 26 May 2022 Xavier's back on the road Sunday for its first true road test of the season at Oklahoma State in the Big East-Big 12 Battle. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 2 Dec. 2021 This year’s road test in northwestern Arkansas covered the aforementioned traditional racers but broke from the pack with a large number drop-bar models designed for endurance as well as gravel grinding. Josh Patterson, Outside Online, 18 May 2020 Posty will get several chances to road test his new music in the months ahead. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 13 Apr. 2022 Braconi scheduled a road test for him this week, ahead of the RMV’s deadline. Steve Annear,, 18 Feb. 2022 This weekend’s conference opening series at Utah (15-11), which has lost five straight, is one of weakest UO has remaining on paper and a good early road test before a gauntlet April stretch. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 18 Mar. 2022 Villanova has treated each matchup of the Big East and NCAA tournaments like a road test, Samuels said, and the Wildcats will take the same approach Saturday. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Mar. 2022 San Diego State faces crucial road test Monday night against Wyoming Cowboys LARAMIE, Wyo. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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4 Jun 2022

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“Road test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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