variants or less commonly cab-over-engine
plural cab-overs also cab-over-engines
: 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-overDan Anderson, Farm Journal, February 1999
cab-over adjective
a cab-over chassis

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cab-over was in 1939

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“Cab-over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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