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Definition of four-wheel drive noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


four-wheel drive

[uncountable, countable] (abbreviation 4WD)
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a system in which power is applied to all four wheels of a vehicle, making it easier to control; a vehicle with this system a car with four-wheel drive We rented a four-wheel drive to get around the island. see also four-by-four
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: four-wheel drive