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off-road

[ awf-rohd, of- ]

adjective

  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.



adverb

  1. on a road or terrain other than a public road:

    to travel off-road.

off-road

adjective

  1. (of a motor vehicle) designed or built for use away from public roads, esp on rough terrain


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Word History and Origins

Origin of off-road1

First recorded in 1960–65
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Example Sentences

A white Lada off-road vehicle was parked nearby, ready to rescue visiting cars should they get stuck in the mud.

Races, including running (road and off-road), biking, swimming, and a combination of all three, are a great way to get moving.

It was now twilight; the fields were deserted, and not a peasant was to be seen anywhere on the far-off road.

Yet instinct made her run toward the far-off road, away from the plunging, bellowing cattle.

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