of a train or automotive vehicle
: designed with the cab (see cab entry 3 sense 3) or passenger compartment placed farther forward than usual
a cab-forward locomotive
It features the increasingly popular cab-forward treatment—wider wheel-base, roomier inside—dual air bags and available ABS.John Russell, Essence, November 1994
The big-car feel is reinforced by the cab-forward interior that pushes the windshield far forward.Patrick Bedard, Car & Driver, June 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cab-forward was in 1936

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“Cab-forward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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