defensive driving

[ dih-fen-siv drahy-ving ]
/ dɪˈfɛn sɪv ˈdraɪ vɪŋ /

noun

the practice of using driving strategies that minimize risk and help avoid accidents, as by predicting hazards on the road (often used attributively): Get an insurance discount by taking a defensive driving course.

QUIZZES

GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?

Origin of defensive driving

First recorded in 1935–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020