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

1949, from off (adv.) + road.


: This baby is an off-road, all-terrain vehicle


To drive in deserts, mountains, forests, beaches, etc, away from roads: People with a little too much enthusiasm for nocturnal off-roading were a problem for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (1990s+)


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  • Off-roading

    noun 1. the sport or activity of driving vehicles over rough terrain noun the recreation of driving a vehicle off the public roads, esp. over rough terrain Examples Jeeps are designed for off-roading. Usage Note off-roading adj

  • Off-road skating

    noun a type of inline skating done on rough terrain, usu. Involving skates with special wheels Word Origin 1996

  • Off-sales

    plural noun 1. (Brit) sales of alcoholic drink for consumption off the premises by a pub or an off-licence attached to a pub

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