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all-terrain vehicle

[awl-tuh-reyn] /ˈɔl təˈreɪn/
noun
1.
a vehicle with treads, wheels, or both, designed to traverse varied, uneven terrain as well as roads.
Abbreviation: ATV.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • He often checks his cows on horseback, but that day his steed was a mud-splattered all-terrain vehicle.
  • In the driveway were two cars, a late-model truck, and an all-terrain vehicle.
  • You'll need a car, preferably an all-terrain vehicle, to get here on the rutted dirt roads.
  • The motel abuts snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle trails and has an on-site restaurant.
  • Off-road vehicles require a permit before traveling on the forest's all-terrain vehicle trails.

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