variants: or less commonly cab-over-engine \ ¦⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗⸗ \
plural cab-overs also cab-over-engines

Definition of cab-over

: an automotive vehicle (such as a truck or van) with a cab (see cab entry 3 sense 3) at the front end over the engine If I were a farmer buying my first tractor-trailer, I'd look for a used cab-over— Dan Anderson, Farm Journal, February 1999

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Other Words from cab-over

cab-over adjective
a cab-over chassis

First Known Use of cab-over

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Cab-over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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