road·​hold·​ing ˈrōd-ˌhōl-diŋ How to pronounce roadholding (audio)
chiefly British
: the qualities of an automobile that tend to make it respond precisely to the driver's steering

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But that wouldn't work for a high-style luxury sedan that demands dramatically large wheels, and the roadholding and handling to match European sport sedans. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Mar. 2023 The fact that most EVs will be better balanced than vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE) — most of their weight is midcar, fore and aft, and low in the chassis — lends itself to stability and good roadholding. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 18 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roadholding was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Roadholding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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