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road test

noun
1.
a check of an automobile's performance in actual operation on the road.
2.
an examination of a person's driving skill, conducted in normal traffic, especially as a requirement for an automobile driver's license.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10

road-test

[rohd-test] /ˈroʊdˌtɛst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to test (an automotive vehicle) under normal operating conditions on the road, as by a potential purchaser.
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British Dictionary definitions for road-test

road test

noun
1.
a test to ensure that a vehicle is roadworthy, esp after repair or servicing, by driving it on roads
2.
a test of something in actual use
verb (transitive)
3.
to test (a vehicle) in this way
4.
to test (something) in a real and appropriate context
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