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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.
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four-by-four

n
(Automotive Engineering) a vehicle equipped with four-wheel drive
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The stage is planted with rows of black four-by-fours, maybe 42 inches tall.
The Honda was pitched against a dozen four-by-fours, MPVs and estate cars, and among the testers were a typical family of mum, dad and three children.
That has led to a proliferation of fashionable four-by-fours which might look really dinky on the drive but which could not cut it crossing anything much higher than a kerb.
And that's led to a proliferation of fashionable four-by-fours which might look really dinky on the drive and ab fab in front of the wine bar, but which couldn't cut it crossing anything much higher than a kerb.