road test
noun Date: 1906 1. a test of a vehicle under practical operating conditions on the road 2. a test on the road of a person's driving ability as a requirement for a driver's license • road test transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • road test — road ,test noun count 1. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL an official driving test that you must take before you are allowed to drive a vehicle on the road 2. ) a test to check whether a vehicle works well, done by driving it on the road …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • road test — ► NOUN 1) a test of the performance of a vehicle or engine on the road. 2) a test of equipment carried out in working conditions …   English terms dictionary

  • road test — n. a test of a vehicle, tires, etc. under actual operating conditions road test vt …   English World dictionary

  • road-test — road ,test verb transitive to test something, especially a vehicle, to check that it works well on the road …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • road test — n a test to check that a vehicle is in good condition and safe to drive →↑MOT >roadtest [ˈrəudtest US ˈroud ] v [T] ▪ All our vehicles are roadtested before they are sold …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • road test — road′ test n. 1) aum a check of an automobile s performance in actual operation on the road 2) aum an examination of driving skill, conducted in normal traffic, esp. as a requirement for a driver s license • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • road-test — /rohd test /, v.t. to test (an automotive vehicle) under normal operating conditions on the road, as by a potential purchaser. * * * roadˈ test transitive verb • • • Main Entry: ↑road * * * road test UK US verb [transitive] [present tense… …   Useful english dictionary

  • road-test — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms road test : present tense I/you/we/they road test he/she/it road tests present participle road testing past tense road tested past participle road tested to test whether a vehicle works well by driving it on… …   English dictionary

  • road test — {n.} 1. A test to see if you can drive a car. * /Jim took the road test and got his driver s license last week./ 2. A test to see if a car works all right on the road. * /Most new cars are given road tests before they are put on the market./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • road test — {n.} 1. A test to see if you can drive a car. * /Jim took the road test and got his driver s license last week./ 2. A test to see if a car works all right on the road. * /Most new cars are given road tests before they are put on the market./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • road\ test — noun 1. A test to see if you can drive a car. Jim took the road test and got his driver s license last week. 2. A test to see if a car works all right on the road. Most new cars are given road tests before they are put on the market. After he… …   Словарь американских идиом

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