drive train

or drive·train


the power train of an automotive vehicle consisting of all the components between the engine and driving wheels and including the clutch and axle, as well as the components of the driveline.

Origin of drive train

First recorded in 1950–55

OTHER WORDS FROM drive train

drive-train, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for drivetrain

/ (ˈdraɪvˌtreɪn) /


the parts of a vehicle that are concerned with generating power and transmitting it to the wheels
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