four-by-four


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four-by-four

or 4 × 4 (fôr′bī-fôr′)
n.
1. A four-wheel-drive motor vehicle.
2. A length of lumber that is 4 inches thick and 4 inches wide, or that is trimmed to slightly smaller dimensions.

four-by-four

n
(Automotive Engineering) a vehicle equipped with four-wheel drive
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Crooks hooked the trailer to a black four-by-four motor in Campbell Street, Renfrew, on Friday.
In a message after the ceremony, he boasted the features of the newly acquired four-by-four jeeps attached with electric winches, which have a pulling capacity of 12,000 pounds.
After typing the last sentence, I required about two minutes to come up with the four-by-four. SAME ORAL MESS EASE.
THE COMPANY which singlehandedly created the softroader market is moving into new territory with the launch of a new four-by-four for townies.
THE COMPANY which single-handedly created the soft-roader market is moving into new territory with the launch of a new four-by-four for townies.
Now the Urban Cruiser looks set to write a new chapter in the history of the four-by-four for although it has four wheel drive and, therefore, limited off-road credentials, it is firmly targeted at city dwellers rather than rural byways.
Four-by-four. Then think, "4x4, show 'em the door!"
The newcomer will revive the Sportage name which was used on the company's original small four-by-four model in the 1990s, but it will be an altogether more sophisticated animal, based on the same running gear as the new Hyundai Tucson, which has just been launched in the UK.
There's going to be a four-by-four fracas on the roads of America as three of the world's biggest car makers go head to head with new off-roaders.