all-wheel drive


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all-wheel drive

(ôl′wēl′, -hwēl′)
n. Abbr. AWD
An automotive drive system that transmits power from the drive shaft to all four wheels and is designed for full-time use both on-road and off-road.

all-wheel drive

n
(Automotive Engineering) a system used in motor vehicles in which all four (or more) wheels are permanently connected to the source of power, in such a way that each wheel is able to rotate at a different speed. See also four-wheel drive
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