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off-road

[awf-rohd, of-] /ˈɔfˈroʊd, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
designed, built, or used for traveling off public roads, especially on unpaved roads, trails, beaches, or rough terrain:
an off-road vehicle.
2.
taking place on such roads or terrain:
off-road racing.
3.
used for or suitable to an off-road vehicle:
off-road tires.
adverb
4.
on a road or terrain other than a public road:
to travel off-road.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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Examples from the web for offroad
  • Ensuring an optimum blend of comfort, road holding and offroad capability.
  • Hummer is a brand of offroad vehicles sold by general motors, also known as gm.
  • The hummers made the trip with ease, for they were built to drive on offroad terrain.
British Dictionary definitions for offroad

off-road

adjective
1.
(of a motor vehicle) designed or built for use away from public roads, esp on rough terrain
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Word Origin and History for offroad

off-road

adj.

1949, from off (adv.) + road.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for offroad

off-road

modifier

: This baby is an off-road, all-terrain vehicle

verb

To drive in deserts, mountains, forests, beaches, etc, away from roads: People with a little too much enthusiasm for nocturnal off-roading were a problem for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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