power train


a train of gears and shafting transmitting power from an engine, motor, etc., to a mechanism being driven.

Nearby words

  1. power structure,
  2. power supply,
  3. power takeoff,
  4. power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,
  5. power tool,
  6. power transmission grid,
  7. power trip,
  8. power up,
  9. power walking,
  10. power yoga

Origin of power train

First recorded in 1940–45

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