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four-wheel drive

noun uk   /ˌfɔː.wiːlˈdraɪv/  us   /ˌfɔːr-/
[C or U] (also 4x4, written abbreviation 4WD) If a vehicle has four-wheel drive, its engine supplies power to all four wheels instead of the usual two, so that the vehicle can travel easily over difficult ground. [C] a vehicle that uses this system
four-wheel drive
adjective uk   us  
a four-wheel drive car
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