Definition of four-wheel drive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


four-wheel drive

BrE BrE//ˌfɔː wiːl ˈdraɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːr wiːl ˈdraɪv//
(especially North American English all-wheel drive) [uncountable, countable] Types of vehicle
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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 related entries: Types of vehicle
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: four-wheel drive