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

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PRONUNCIATION OF REAR-WHEEL DRIVE

rear-wheel drive  [ˌrɪəwiːlˈdraɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REAR-WHEEL DRIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rear-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 REAR-WHEEL DRIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Automobile layout

In automotive design, the automobile layout describes where on the vehicle the engine and drive wheels are found. Many different combinations of engine location and driven wheels are found in practice, and the location of each is dependent on the application for which the vehicle will be used. Factors influencing the design choice include cost, complexity, reliability, packaging, weight distribution, and the vehicle's intended handling characteristics. Layouts can roughly be divided into two categories: front- or rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel-drive vehicles may take on the characteristics of either, depending on how power is distributed to the wheels.

Definition of rear-wheel drive in the English dictionary

The definition of rear-wheel drive in the dictionary is a layout in motor vehicles which places the engine at the front and the driven wheels at the rear.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REAR-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
misdrive
ˌmɪsˈdraɪv
outdrive
ˌaʊtˈdraɪv
overdrive
ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv
posidrive
ˈpɒzɪˌdraɪv
redrive
riːˈdraɪv
rive
raɪv
shrive
ʃraɪv
strive
straɪv
thrive
θraɪv
underdrive
ˈʌndəˌdraɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REAR-WHEEL DRIVE

rear light
rear projection
rear sight
rear vassal
rear wheel
rear window
rear-end
rear-engined
rear-mounted
rear-view mirror
Reardon
rearer
rearguard
rearguard action
rearhorse
rearise
rearm
rearmament
rearmice
rearmost

WORDS THAT END LIKE REAR-WHEEL DRIVE

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

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «rear-wheel drive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REAR-WHEEL DRIVE

Find out the translation of rear-wheel drive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rear-wheel drive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rear-wheel drive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

后轮驱动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tracción trasera
570 millions of speakers

English

rear-wheel drive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रियर व्हील ड्राइव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

محرك خلفي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

задний привод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tração traseira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিছন-চাকা ড্রাইভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

propulsion arrière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pacuan roda belakang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heckantrieb
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

後輪駆動
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

후륜 구동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rear-wheel drive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bánh sau
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின் சக்கர இயக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मागील-चाक ड्राइव्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Arka tekerlek Sürücü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

trazione posteriore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

napęd na tylne koła
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

задній привід
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cu tractiune spate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κίνηση στους πίσω τροχούς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

agterwielaandrywing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bakhjulsdrift
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bakhjulstrekk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rear-wheel drive

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

The term «rear-wheel drive» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.980 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REAR-WHEEL DRIVE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REAR-WHEEL DRIVE»

Discover the use of rear-wheel drive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rear-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
The end of the mainshaft is splined to accept a slip yoke or flange on the end of the driveshaft, which transfers the engine's torque from the transmission to the rear end in a rear-wheel-drive powertrain. The outer diameter of the slip yoke is ...
Robert Bowen
2
Auto Body Repair Technology
A front-engine, rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle has the engine in the front and the drive axle in the rear. The transmission is usually right behind the engine, and a drive shaft transfers power back to the rear axle. A rear-engine, rear-wheel ...
James E. Duffy, Robert Scharff, 2003
3
Theory of Ground Vehicles
... gained increasingly wide acceptance since the total weight of a four-wheel- drive tractor is utilized for the development of thrust, whereas only about 60–70% of the total weight is applied on the driven wheels of a rear-wheel-drive vehicle.
J. Y. Wong, 2008
4
Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology
Rear-wheel drive vehicles having independent rear suspension require a drive shaft to transmit the power from the final assembly (fixed to the body) to the road wheels. The rear wheels are not steered (as in a front- wheel drive vehicle) so the  ...
Victor Albert Walter Hillier, Peter Coombes, 2004
5
TechOne: Basic automotive service and maintenance
Many axle shafts in rear-wheel drive cars have a roller bearing and seal at the outer end (Figure 34). These axle shafts are often retained in the differential with " C" locks that must be removed before the axles. The rear axle bearing removal ...
Don Knowles, Jack Erjavec, 2004
6
Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems
Soecial Tools Seal puller Bearing puller Rear Axle Bearing and Seal Service, Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars A WARMING: Use extreme caution when diagnosing problems with a vehicle raised on a hoist and the engine running with the transmission ...
Don Knowles, 2002
7
Popular Science
Rear-wheel drive works best on ditches where front-wheelers may lose traction. Handy clutch is needed for disengagement. Front drive is tops for work around plantings. Light down pressure on handle lifts power wheels for fast in-and-out ...
8
Automotive Chassis: Brakes, Suspension, and Steering
Most rear-wheel drive and some front-wheel drive vehicles use three-channel systems. A three-channel system has a sensor at each front wheel. The rear works like the single-channel two-wheel system. One sensor controls both rear wheels ...
Tim Gilles, 2005
9
Works Escorts in Detail: Ford's Rear-Wheel-Drive Competition ...
This new book covers all of these vehicles, car-by-car detailing build details, colour schemes, competition history, technical development.
Graham Robson, 2013
10
Auto Repair For Dummies
With rear-wheel drive, the power flows to the rear wheels, and they're in charge. Surprise! (There are all-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, and other variations, but I keep it simple for now.) On almost all vehicles, the front wheels respond to the ...
Deanna Sclar, 2011

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

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rear-wheel drive is used in the context of the following news items.
1
BMW M135i - The Last Rear-Wheel Drive Hatch?
The M135i is stuff of legends because of its uniqueness in the hot hatch market, its incredible driving dynamics and great performance. But it might soon be ... «BMWBLOG, Jul 15»
2
2018 BMW 1 Series could remain rear-wheel drive-based
In an interview with MotorTrend, Klaus Frölich, member of the Board of Management for BMW AG, has expressed his interest in keeping the next generation ... «Indian Autos Blog, Jun 15»
3
2015 BMW 1 Series Facelift Tested: The Joys of Rear-Wheel Drive!
Because this is one hatchback that has the rear-wheel drive at its disposal, ... for a fact that the future BMW 1 Series will migrate to a front-wheel drive layout, ... «autoevolution, Jun 15»
4
Bentley to reveal hardcore rear-wheel drive model next year
“A lot of people expected the GT3-R to be a proper rear-wheel-drive sports car,” Rolf Frech, the company's engineering boss told the magazine, “but the problem ... «WorldCarFans.com, Mar 15»
5
Cadillac's new entry-level sedan will be rear-wheel drive
It looks like we can breathe a sigh of relief as a new report is indicating Cadillac's entry-level sedan will ride on the company's rear-wheel drive Alpha platform. «WorldCarFans.com, Jan 15»
6
Infiniti BTCC challenger will be rear-wheel drive
The only exceptions on the current grid are the rear-wheel drive Audi A4s of Rob Austin Racing. The road-going car is front-wheel drive, but due to it having a ... «TouringCarTimes, Oct 14»
7
Lincoln reportedly working on rear-wheel drive crossover
A new report indicates Lincoln will be getting a rear-wheel drive crossover in the years to come. Towards the end of September we heard from Ford about their ... «WorldCarFans.com, Oct 14»
8
Tesla Motors gives us "the D"—dual-motor, all-wheel drive Model S …
Musk said the addition of the second motor will give the D models "half again" as much power as the rear-wheel drive versions. According to Musk, the high ... «Ars Technica, Oct 14»
9
Ford Hires Rear Wheel Drive Hybrid Systems Engineer
The folks at Jalopnik's truck related site, Truck Yeah, report that Ford has hired a hybrid systems engineer who specializes in rear-wheel drive for its hybrid ... «Gas 2.0, Sep 14»
10
Cadillac Mulls Rear-Wheel-Drive Mercedes CLA And Audi A3 Rival …
While Cadillac is working on a new flagship, rear-wheel drive sedan, it's keeping an eye on the opposite end of the luxury-car market. The compact Audi A3 and ... «Motor Authority, Aug 14»

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