from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Existing, taking place, or designed for use off paved or public roads or in rugged terrain: off-road sports such as snowmobiling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Designed for, used for, or taking place on a driving surface that is not traditionally paved, such as a beach or rugged terrain
- v. To travel in rugged terrain not on a paved track.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. designed for or used for or taking place on trails and beaches etc., instead of public roads.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
All-Terrain tires will certionally provide better off-road traction (grip) than highway tires but will not be as effective on wet or dry pavement.
Having become accustomed to the off-road approach, I decided that in addition to the turkey and all the trimmings, we would have barbecue.
However, you would not take a truck off-road, for example, or try to use it for something for which you would normally use a smaller and more agile vehicle.
If you've been to Moab on a busy weekend in recent years, you've do doubt seen this phenomenon, characterized by massive herds of sightseers, mountain bikers, dirt bikers and other off-road enthusiasts.
The off-road tire plant will be the first factory Bridgestone has built in the U.S. in the past 14 years.
Japanese tire maker Bridgestone Corp. said Wednesday it plans to spend $1.1 billion to expand an existing auto-tire plant in South Carolina and build a new factory to produce tires for heavy, off-road vehicles.
"There is no doubt that this area is very competitive," Bridgestone Americas Inc. Chief Executive Gary Garfield said in an interview, adding that many global sites were considered before locating the off-road tire plant in South Carolina.
And here's the biggest surprise of the Evoque: not its off-road chops—fact is, I never took it off-road, so I'm like 99% of potential buyers—but its handling in spirited driving.
Last night, while on the highway leaving work, I passed a bright off-road yellow jeep with the license plate “KOUGAR.”
With a 4WD vehicle, it'll take you off-road and help you get unstuck from highway traffic jams courtesy of locals-only back roads.