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transaxle

[trans-ak-suh l, tranz-] /trænsˈæk səl, trænz-/
noun
1.
a unit combining the transmission and differential of a motor vehicle and connected directly to the axles of the driving wheels.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; trans(mission) + axle
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Examples from the web for transaxle
  • The vehicle was fairly solid and complete, minus the engine and transaxle.
  • The yard tractor's transaxle can experience intermittent drive failure, posing a risk of reduced or lost braking ability.
  • It's a transaxle mounted at the rear and connected to the engine via a torque tube.
British Dictionary definitions for transaxle

transaxle

/trænzˈæksəl/
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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