or cab·o·ver

[ kab-oh-ver ]

  1. a truck tractor or other vehicle in which the cab is located over the engine.

  2. a camper in which the body extends forward over the cab of the truck on which it is mounted.

  1. pertaining to such a vehicle or camper.

  2. pertaining to the part of a camper that extends over the cab.

Origin of cab-over

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby cab-over Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cab-over in a sentence

  • Arthmore pulled the cab over to the curb a few yards from the entrance and the two men waited in silence.

    The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • The jolting of the cab over the car-tracks struck my nerves as his question did my heart.

    One of My Sons | Anna Katharine Green

British Dictionary definitions for cabover


/ (ˈkæbˌəʊvə) /

  1. of or denoting a truck or lorry in which the cab is over the engine

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