Definition of “road test” - English Dictionary

“road test” in British English

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road testnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrəʊd ˌtest/ us /ˈroʊd ˌtest/

road test noun [ C ] (TEST FOR CAR/DRIVER)

If you give a car a road test, you drive it to test its safety or how well it works.

US a test of a driver's ability to control a vehicle, which must be passed in order to get official permission to drive

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road test noun [ C ] (TEST OF PRODUCT/IDEA)

the act of trying something such as a product or idea, in order to find out whether it works well:

We ran a road test on two new digital radios.

road testverb [ T ]

also road-test

to try something such as a product or idea, in order to find out whether it works well:

The company may offer free samples of its skincare products so you can road test them.
The author road-tested her children's stories on her own kids.

(Definition of “road test” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“road test” in American English

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road testnoun [ C ]

us /ˈroʊd ˌtest/

road test noun [ C ] (DRIVING TEST)

an official test of driving skill that must be passed in order to obtain a driver's license

road test noun [ C ] (VEHICLE TEST)

a test of a new vehicle, machine, or idea to see how well it works:

The truck currently is undergoing a seven-day road test and initial reports are good.

(Definition of “road test” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)