four wheels

four wheels

n. a car; transportation. (see also wheels.) I need four wheels to get me around town.
See also: four, wheel
References in classic literature ?
It was a curious little green box on four wheels, with a low place like a wine-bin for two behind, and an elevated perch for one in front, drawn by an immense brown horse, displaying great symmetry of bone.
He fastened it together with wooden pegs and made the four wheels out of short pieces of a big tree trunk.
He was seated in one of the light open cars with four wheels, drawn by one horse, that are in use everywhere on the roads in these hilly districts.
With two motors providing 691PS between them and driving all four wheels, Tesla's P85 D is the Model S capable of tackling pretty much anything.
The car handled really well in two or four-wheel drive mode and there was not a huge increase in fuel consumption when you opted to put the power through all four wheels.
MECHANICAL: 120bhp, 1,910cc, 4cyl diesel engine driving four wheels via 6-speed manual gearbox.
In this guise, the engine produces 166 hp @ 5,800 rpm, 161 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm, and is mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox driving either the front or all four wheels.
6-litre petrol engine as on the earlier SX4 but this one delivers grip to all four wheels and comes in higher GLX trim.
It will be based on the company's new four seater model but with raised suspension, additional protection underneath and, of course, drive to all four wheels.
It will be based on the company's new four-seater model but with raised suspension, additional protection underneath and, of course, drive to all four wheels.
Over-acceleration in the form of wheel spin is difficult to achieve, even in the wet, due to the spread of power to the four wheels, which is reassuring in the form of a Porsche Carrera Turbo with PlayStation acceleration.
That 4WD system is part time, requiring just the push of a button to shift power to all four wheels.
Wheel lockup under braking is much less prevalent with all four wheels pulling, while steering responsiveness is enhanced through the application of power to the front wheels.
J&J has been in partnership with this company since 1995 for the development of the iBOT system, a wheelchair which can be operated on two or four wheels, stabilising the user by automatically adjusting and balancing itself using a combination of electronic, sensor and software components.
The powertrain builds from a VW base, its W12 delivering power through a ZF automatic gearbox to all four wheels.