four-wheel drive


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four-wheel drive

(fôr′wēl′, -hwēl′)
n. Abbr. 4WD
An automotive drive system in which mechanical power is transmitted from the drive shaft to all four wheels.

four-wheel drive

n
(Automotive Engineering) a system used in motor vehicles in which all four wheels are connected to the source of power

four′-wheel` drive′


n.
a drive system in which engine power is transmitted to all four wheels of a vehicle for improved traction.
[1925–30]
four′-wheel`-drive′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.four-wheel drive - a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission systemfour-wheel drive - a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
2.four-wheel drive - a transmission that provides power directly to all four wheels of a motor vehicle
transmission system, transmission - the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
Translations

four-wheel drive

[ˌfɔːwiːlˈdraɪv] N (= system) → tracción f de cuatro por cuatro, tracción f a las cuatro ruedas; (= car) → todoterreno m inv

four-wheel drive

[ˈfɔːˌwiːlˈdraɪv] n (Aut) with four-wheel drivecon quattro ruote motrici

four-wheel drive

الدَفْع ُ الرُبَاعِيّ pohon na čtyři kola firhjulstrækker Vierradantrieb κίνηση στους τέσσερις τροχούς tracción en las cuatro ruedas nelipyöräveto quatre-quatre pogon na sva četiri kotača quattro ruote motrici 四輪駆動 사륜구동 vierwielaandrijving firehjulstrekker napęd czterokołowy tração às quatro rodas, tração nas quatro rodas полный привод fyrhjulsdrift การขับทั้งสี่ล้อ dört çekerli xe bốn bánh 四轮驱动
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