a check of an automobile's performance in actual operation on the road.
an examination of a person's driving skill, conducted in normal traffic, especially as a requirement for an automobile driver's license.
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Origin of road test
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby road test
Definition for road test (2 of 2)
[ rohd-test ]
/ ˈroʊdˌtɛst /
verb (used with object)
to test (an automotive vehicle) under normal operating conditions on the road, as by a potential purchaser.
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British Dictionary definitions for road test
a test to ensure that a vehicle is roadworthy, esp after repair or servicing, by driving it on roads
a test of something in actual use
verb road-test (tr)
to test (a vehicle) in this way
to test (something) in a real and appropriate context
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