drive·​line | \ ˈdrīv-ˌlīn How to pronounce driveline (audio) \

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The system coordinates the engine, transmission, driveline and suspension for the best launch and consistent straight-line acceleration. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Dodge plays to muscle car niche with power, technology," 16 Aug. 2019 American Axle & Manufacturing designs, develops, and manufactures driveline and drivetrain systems in 17 countries. Fortune, "American Axle & Manufacturing," 1 July 2019 The provider of high technology driveline, sealing, and thermal management products serves major manufacturers of light, medium/heavy, and off-highway vehicles. Fortune, "Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)," 1 July 2019 At two different driveline sites, archaeologists have radiocarbon dated bison bones to between 900 and 1650 CE, with the majority of kills happening in the final 250 years of that period. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Native Americans managed the prairie for better bison hunts," 25 July 2018 Shaft drive on some motorcycles can produce a clunky, jacking effect in the driveline, but the Ryker was easy. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "8 Cool Things About the Can-Am Ryker," 13 Nov. 2018 The all-wheel drive system links up to the chassis domain controller, and the driveline's integrated actuator lets the car adjust to new road conditions in as little as 150m. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "1,160 miles in 11 days: A grand tour with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio," 15 Aug. 2018 That cash-and-stock deal, announced this month, would have created the world’s largest supplier of axles and other driveline components. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Melrose Industries Wins Bruising Takeover Battle for Britain’s GKN," 29 Mar. 2018 The move, which would create the world’s largest supplier of driveline components, is designed to improve Dana’s position in electric-vehicle production. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ," 13 Mar. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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