[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:
used for or suitable to an off-road vehicle:
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+)
noun 1. a motor vehicle designed for use away from public roads, esp on rough terrain 2. an owner or driver of an off-road vehicle
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
plural noun 1. (Brit) sales of alcoholic drink for consumption off the premises by a pub or an off-licence attached to a pub