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four-wheel

or four-wheeled

[fawr-hweel, -weel, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌʰwil, -ˌwil, ˈfoʊr-/
adjective
1.
having four wheels.
2.
functioning on or driven by four wheels.
Origin of four-wheel
1730-1740
First recorded in 1730-40
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  • They used Sam's panel truck, which had a four-wheel drive and mud tires.

    The Great Gray Plague Raymond F. Jones
  • "The whole of the four-wheel trade is with you, ladies," he told us confidentially.

    Rebel women Evelyn Sharp
  • Mary and her husband are outside the gate in their four-wheel.

  • A pile of pigskin luggage was ready for the four-wheel dogcart.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • He started the jeep, then shifted into his own four-wheel drive.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • The prison doctor stood by his side and called a four-wheel cab.

    The Golden Web Anthony Partridge
  • "You are thought too grand to drive in our four-wheel," she said, smiling.

    Under the Mendips Emma Marshall
  • It was believed that she had left the station in a four-wheel cab.

    The Way We Live Now

    Anthony Trollope
  • A wooden frame, serving as a seat, was affixed to the skeleton of a four-wheel cart.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie

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