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wheelbase

[ hweel-beys, weel- ]
/ ˈʰwilˌbeɪs, ˈwil- /
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noun Automotive.
the distance from the center of the front-wheel spindle to the center of the rear-wheel axle.
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Origin of wheelbase

First recorded in 1885–90; wheel + base1
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British Dictionary definitions for wheelbase

wheelbase
/ (ˈwiːlˌbeɪs) /

noun
the distance between the front and back axles of a motor vehicle
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