rear-wheel drive

rear-wheel drive
rearˈ-wheel drive noun
A system in which the driving power of a vehicle is transmitted to the rear wheels
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Main Entry:rear

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n. a transmission system that provides power to the rear wheels of a motor vehicle

[as adj.] a rear-wheel drive coupé

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noun [noncount]
: a system that applies engine power to the rear wheels of a vehicle

a car with rear-wheel drive

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ˌrear-wheel ˈdrive 7 [rear-wheel drive] noun uncountable
a system in which power from the engine is sent to the back wheels of a vehicle

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