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four-wheeler

[fawr-hwee-ler, -wee-, fohr-]
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noun
  1. a four-wheel vehicle, especially a hackney carriage.
  2. Citizens Band Radio and Automotive Slang. a four-wheel automotive vehicle, as a car or small truck, especially as distinguished from a vehicle having more than four wheels, as a tractor-trailer, or fewer than four wheels, as a motorcycle.
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Origin of four-wheeler

First recorded in 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • I saw her and her maid into a four-wheeler, and I saw their luggage on the top.

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)

    Harry Furniss

  • I had the good luck to sight a four-wheeler and got him in just in time.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • But for a four-wheeler as takes families and their luggages, he's the very horse.

  • Presently she came to a halt, and hailed a four-wheeler which was passing.

    A Study In Scarlet

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • He lived a couple of miles off, and he had chosen a four-wheeler to drag out the time.

    Nona Vincent

    Henry James