[ awf-rohd, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈroʊd, ˈɒf- /


designed, built, or used for traveling off public roads, especially on unpaved roads, trails, beaches, or rough terrain: an off-road vehicle.
taking place on such roads or terrain: off-road racing.
used for or suitable to an off-road vehicle: off-road tires.


on a road or terrain other than a public road: to travel off-road.

Origin of off-road

First recorded in 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for off-road



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

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