off-road


off-road
/awf"rohd", of"-/, adj.
1. designed, built, or used for traveling off public roads, esp. 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.
adv.
4. on a road or terrain other than a public road: to travel off-road.
[1960-65]

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Universalium. 2010.

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