four-wheel drive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “four-wheel drive” in the English Dictionary

"four-wheel drive" in British English

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four-wheel drivenoun

uk   /ˌfɔː.wiːlˈdraɪv/  us   /ˌfɔːr-/
[C or U] (also 4x4, written abbreviation 4WD) If a ​vehicle has four-wheel ​drive, ​itsenginesuppliespower to all four ​wheelsinstead of the ​usual two, so that the ​vehicle can ​traveleasily over ​difficultground. [C] a ​vehicle that uses this ​system
four-wheel drive
adjective uk   us  
a four-wheel ​drivecar
(Definition of four-wheel drive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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four-wheel drivenoun [U]

 /ˈfɔrˌhwil ˈdrɑɪv, -ˌwil/
a ​system by which the ​engine of a ​vehiclesuppliespower to all four ​wheels, so that it can ​traveleasily over ​roughground
(Definition of four-wheel drive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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