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English definition of “four-wheel drive”

four-wheel drive

noun [U]  /ˈfɔrˌhwil ˈdrɑɪv, -ˌwil/
a system by which the engine of a vehicle supplies power to all four wheels , so that it can travel easily over rough ground
(Definition of four-wheel drive noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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