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No. Definition given is dodgy, and misleading. "4x2" can not be used conversationally (without much derision.) It possibly might be listed as a classification on an automotive spec-sheet, but probably not by manufacturers, right? --Connel MacKenzie 16:29, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
- Not only possibly, but actually ! It's odd to see that the first pictured hit is a book called Jeep, but surely no American would be derisive of Willys; even in the UK some of us know they helped win WW2! It shows how much automotive aspirations have changed in the last 60 yrs. Needs some work though.
- Also, it's used much more commonly in UK (in spite of metrication) to mean a length of wood of cross-section 4" x 2". Is that universal, or merely UK use?
- And is/was it 4x2 or 2x4 (or neither) that the army used to use to clean rifles? --Enginear 21:30, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Re the wood cross section mentioned above, 4x2 is commonly used in Australia, and that is what I thought the listing was about when I first saw it. To be honest, it is used enough to be listed as a definition in its own right, but I'll think it over during the weekend. --Dmol 21:52, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
- four by two is definitely UK for a length of wood of this cross-section in inches. It has sometimes been used as rhyming slang for Jew (I seem to remember). SemperBlotto 22:13, 26 January 2007 (UTC) (p.s. I was expecting that to be a red link)
- It's two by four for wood in US, or at least in the Midwest. Cerealkiller13 01:13, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
- Well, all that aside, the b.g.c. link above shows one use followed by a plethora of mathematics books. Is calling a vehicle a 4x2 simply a UKism? (I think we've agreed the lumber sense of four inches by two inches is uniquely UK already, right?) --Connel MacKenzie 00:04, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
- RFVfailed in the vehicle sense. — Beobach972 00:48, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm surprised that people couldn't find the meaning of 4x2 for vehicles, since it so commonly used in North America. (If you know pickups...) 126.96.36.199 08:43, 2 October 2008 (UTC)