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[awf-rohd, of-]
  1. designed, built, or used for traveling off public roads, especially on unpaved roads, trails, beaches, or rough terrain: an off-road vehicle.
  2. taking place on such roads or terrain: off-road racing.
  3. used for or suitable to an off-road vehicle: off-road tires.
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  1. on a road or terrain other than a public road: to travel off-road.
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Origin of off-road

First recorded in 1960–65
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  1. (of a motor vehicle) designed or built for use away from public roads, esp on rough terrain
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Word Origin and History for off-road


1949, from off (adv.) + road.

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