road-test

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:
1905–10

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road-test

[rohd-test]
verb (used with object)
to test (an automotive vehicle) under normal operating conditions on the road, as by a potential purchaser.
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road test
 
n
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
 
vb
3.  to test (a vehicle) in this way
4.  to test (something) in a real and appropriate context

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