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English definition of “four-wheel drive”

four-wheel drive

noun     /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. → Compare all-wheel driveCars [C] a vehicle that uses this systemVehicles in general four-wheel drive     adjective a four-wheel drive carCars
(Definition of four-wheel drive noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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