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transaxle

[trans-ak-suh l, tranz-]
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noun
  1. a unit combining the transmission and differential of a motor vehicle and connected directly to the axles of the driving wheels.
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Origin of transaxle

First recorded in 1955–60; trans(mission) + axle
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British Dictionary definitions for transaxle

transaxle

noun
  1. a unit in a motor vehicle engine that combines the differential, transmission, and drive axle
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Word Origin and History for transaxle

n.

1958, from transmission axle.

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