Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or running on four wheels.
  • adj. Of or relating to four-wheel drive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having four wheels
  • adj. Having a transmission that drives all four wheels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to vehicles with four wheels

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Examples

  • When you start putting it all together—the standard four-wheel disc brakes; the battery of smart-braking functions; the midsize roominess of the cabin; the net-extra features for this class such as outside-mirror turn indicators—the Elantra is, on paper, pretty much unbeatable for the money.

    Hyundai Takes a Bold Stand in the Compact Race

  • Cathy Yan/The Wall Street Journal Shown here, a four-wheel bike for tourists to travel between sets at Hengdian.

    Welcome to 'Chinawood'

  • Nor, though a professional geographer, does she explore the impact on her cherished imagined landscape of the 1993 road built from Daphne to Karyés that brought buses and four-wheel drives to this unchanging paradise.

    A Fossil With Flesh

  • Much of the aid was consumed by the various international organizations whose four-wheel drives clogged the streets of Kabul.

    The Longest War

  • Around two hours after Amerine was first alerted to the approaching Taliban column, Navy F-18 fighters spotted a group of around ten four-wheel drives and started bombing them.

    The Longest War

  • One of off-roading's classic experiences way back when was ending the four-wheel drive segment of the trip and getting back onto hard pavement, headed, naturally, for the nearest In 'N Out Burger.

    Steve Parker: Mitsubishi's 2010 Outlander Off-Roader a Serious Vehicle

  • Speaking of real off-roading, one of the best Outlander features is a locking four-wheel drive system which gets the same amount of torque and horsepower to all four wheels.

    Steve Parker: Mitsubishi's 2010 Outlander Off-Roader a Serious Vehicle

  • When you run into a real four-wheel drive system like the one available on Outlander, respect it ... and the company which includes it on their rock-crawler.

    Steve Parker: Mitsubishi's 2010 Outlander Off-Roader a Serious Vehicle

  • In fact, one of my first solo four-wheel lock excursions was taking a Montero through a dry riverbed which ran through Joshua Tree (Google it) for about 20 miles or so and provided just about every off-road challenge and escapade possible for dirt rookies and veterans alike.

    Steve Parker: Mitsubishi's 2010 Outlander Off-Roader a Serious Vehicle

  • I don't know if we'll be saying the same thing in 30 years about the Outlander, but in a world of too-alike and too-boring crossovers, with overwrought interiors all trying to out-velour each other, Outlander is a fun, good-looking, safe and capable off-roader with the kind of true four-wheel drive system which almost no one offers anymore.

    Steve Parker: Mitsubishi's 2010 Outlander Off-Roader a Serious Vehicle

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