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Meaning of "front-wheel drive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE

front-wheel drive  [ˈfrʌntˌwiːl draɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Front-Wheel drive is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is a form of engine/transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only. Most modern front-wheel-drive vehicles feature a transverse engine, rather than the conventional longitudinal engine arrangement generally found in rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Definition of front-wheel drive in the English dictionary

The definition of front-wheel drive in the dictionary is a system whereby the engine drives the front wheels only.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE


all-wheel-drive
ˌɔːlwiːlˈdraɪv
arrive
əˈraɪv
co-drive
ˌkəʊˈdraɪv
contrive
kənˈtraɪv
deprive
dɪˈpraɪv
derive
dɪˈraɪv
descrive
dɪˈskraɪv
drink-drive
ˌdrɪŋkˈdraɪv
drive
draɪv
microdrive
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌdraɪv
outdrive
ˌaʊtˈdraɪv
overdrive
ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv
rive
raɪv
shrive
ʃraɪv
strive
straɪv
thrive
θraɪv
underdrive
ˈʌndəˌdraɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE

front-end
front-end financing
front-end load
front-end loading
front-end payment
front-end processor
front-fastening bra
front-line
front-line player
front-loading washing machine
front-page
front-page news
front-rank
front-to-back engine
front.
frontage
frontager
frontal
frontal bone
frontal lobe

WORDS THAT END LIKE FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE

all-wheel drive
belt drive
cattle drive
CD-ROM drive
disk drive
flash drive
fly-drive
four-wheel drive
hard disk drive
hard drive
in overdrive
motor drive
pen drive
rear-wheel drive
self-drive
sex drive
test drive
test-drive
thumb drive
USB drive
worm drive

Synonyms and antonyms of front-wheel drive in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «front-wheel drive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE

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Translator English - Chinese

前轮驱动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tracción delantera
570 millions of speakers

English

front-wheel drive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सामने पहिया ड्राइव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بالدفع على العجلات الأمامية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

передний привод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tração dianteira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সামনে চাকা ড্রাইভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

traction avant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemacu roda hadapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Frontantrieb
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

前輪駆動
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전륜 구동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngarep-wheel drive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ổ đĩa bánh trước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன் சக்கர இயக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फ्रंट व्हील ड्राइव्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Önden çekişli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

trazione anteriore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Napęd na przednie koła
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

передній привід
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tractiune fata
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κίνηση στους εμπρός τροχούς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voorwielaandrywing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

framhjulsdrift
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forhjulsdrift
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of front-wheel drive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE»

The term «front-wheel drive» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.820 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about front-wheel drive

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE»

Discover the use of front-wheel drive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to front-wheel drive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How To Rebuild and Modify Your Manual Transmission
FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE TRANSAXLES The term "transaxle" simply describes a transmission with built-in final drive. Transverse front-wheel-drive transaxles and rear-wheel-drive transmissions have more similarities than differences, but there  ...
Robert Bowen
2
Popular Science
Five front-wheel-drive systems— each Transverse engine positioned in advance of the front-wheel hubs, shown here in bird's-eye view, is now the most commonly seen type of front-wheel drive. You will find it on the Austin America (Mini and ...
3
Auto Repair For Dummies
Most vehicles come with two basic types of drive trains: front-wheel drive and rear -wheel drive. The names are self-explanatory: With front-wheel drive the power flows from the engine to the front wheels, which drive the car. With rear-wheel ...
Deanna Sclar, 2011
4
Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology
Front-wheel drive cars normally use a transaxle, the drive for four-wheel drive purposes is taken from this transaxle unit, through a central differential to the rear wheels (Figure 3.141). The torque distribution proportion varies with the make of  ...
Victor Albert Walter Hillier, Peter Coombes, 2004
5
Automotive Chassis: Brakes, Suspension, and Steering
A typical rotation pattern for front-wheel drive cars with radial tires involves moving the front tires to the rear on the same side of the car. The rear tires are then moved to the front, but to opposite sides of the vehicle. This is said to even out and ...
Tim Gilles, 2005
6
Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care
Front-Wheel Drive On a front-wheel drive vehicle the power from the transmission is transferred to the front wheels. This is the standard on most cars today. The weight of the engine on the front wheels gives front-wheel drive cars extremely ...
Michael E. Gray, 2003
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Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems
A spring insulator insulates the coil spring from the upper strut mount or lower spring support For many years, rear-wheel -drive cars were equipped with front and rear shock absorbers. Most front- wheel-drive cars are equipped with front struts ...
Don Knowles, 2002
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Popular Science
In rear-drive cars that's fine because the added weight shifted to the rear wheels gives them more bite. But for front-wheel-drive cars the weight shift lifts the front end and unloads the wheels. This can result in tire slippage, loss of acceleration,  ...
9
Auto Body Repair Technology
(A) Front-engine, front-wheel drive with a transverse engine mounting is the most common drive line configuration. The heavy engine and transaxle are in the front to place more weight over the front drive wheels. (B) This front-wheel drive ...
James Duffy, 2008
10
Object-Oriented Programming and Java
Danny Poo, Derek Kiong, Swarnalatha Ashok. Land Vehicle regnNumber numberOfPassenger Front-Wheel Drive Car drive() drive() Front-Wheel Drive Truck Motor Car Truck brake() brake() In the second representation, the front- drive feature ...
Danny Poo, Derek Kiong, Swarnalatha Ashok, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term front-wheel drive is used in the context of the following news items.
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BMW M135i - The Last Rear-Wheel Drive Hatch?
But it might soon be coming to an end, as the BMW 1 Series will likely be switching to BMW's front-wheel drive architecture, shared with MINI ... «BMWBLOG, Jul 15»
2
The Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles
Traditional sedans are heavily weighted to the front, where the engine is mounted, which is why most cars are front-wheel drive, not the optimal ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»
3
Alfa Romeo Giulia Developed in Just Two and a Half Years
Alfa Romeo initially began toying with the idea of a successor to the 159 with a front-wheel drive vehicle. However, that entire project was soon ... «GTspirit, Jul 15»
4
Audi covers all its bases and more
That's not to say it is a car which I, personally, would particularly like to own, favouring as I do a full 4WD rather than the front-wheel drive option ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
5
Citroen teases China-bound 2016 C-Quatre
Front-wheel drive will be the only configuration available, and most models will ship with an automatic transmission. The next Citroën C-Quatre ... «LeftLane News, Jul 15»
6
2016 Lexus ES Presents Itself With a Bolder Spindle Grille – Photo …
It may be just a front-engined and front-wheel drive luxobarge, but the 2016 Lexus ES isn't too shabby in terms of what's under the hood. «autoevolution, Jul 15»
7
Lexus crossover has a sports car stance
The system uses front-wheel drive during normal conditions and automatically engages all-wheel-drive when needed by distributing available ... «Boston Herald, Jul 15»
8
Oh Good: Alfa Romeo Giulia Developed In Only Two And A Half Years
This 159 successor has been a long-time coming after numerous delays: the earlier front-wheel drive programme was canned in its entirety, ... «Jalopnik, Jul 15»
9
Honda Could Turn Next CR-V Into A Plusher 7-Seater
People who will be more interested in something with front-wheel drive will be directed towards the smaller HR-V. The only thing that begs a ... «Carscoops, Jul 15»
10
Golf R'nt You Jealous? Volkswagen Unveils 330-hp Golf Race Car …
... is no “R” badging anywhere, and Volkswagen stresses that the race car is simply a heavily modified, good ol' Golf, and it's front-wheel drive! «Car and Driver, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Front-Wheel drive [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/front-wheel-drive>. Oct 2020 ».
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