front-wheel drive

[ fruhnt hweel, -weel ]
/ ˈfrʌnt ˌʰwil, -ˌwil /

noun Automotive.

a drive system in which engine power is transmitted through the front wheels only.

Nearby words

  1. front-loader,
  2. front-loading,
  3. front-page,
  4. front-rank,
  5. front-runner,
  6. front.,
  7. frontad,
  8. frontage,
  9. frontage road,
  10. frontal

Origin of front-wheel drive

First recorded in 1925–30

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