drivetrain

noun
drive·​train | \ ˈdrīv-ˌtrān How to pronounce drivetrain (audio) \

Definition of drivetrain

: the parts (such as the universal joint and the driveshaft) that connect the transmission with the driving axles of an automobile also : power train the drivetrain warranty

Examples of drivetrain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Rogue is squarely aimed at family buyers, so there’s just one drivetrain a 181-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine linked to a continuously variable automatic transmission. cleveland, "2021 Nissan Rogue makes room for car seats, adds clever navigation (review)," 27 June 2020 Low-weight oil, low-friction seals, axles, and bearings, and mass optimization on the gears and other hard parts have all drastically cut down on parasitic loss through the drivetrain. Maxwell B. Mortimer, Car and Driver, "1000-HP Hellephant-Powered Dodge Demon Rolls onto Dyno in Video," 12 June 2020 The Rogue is squarely aimed at family buyers, so there’s just one drivetrain a 181-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine linked to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2021 Nissan Rogue makes room for car seats, adds clever navigation," 15 June 2020 To us, though, that makes complete sense, as drivetrain efficiency has improved throughout the years. Maxwell B. Mortimer, Car and Driver, "1000-HP Hellephant-Powered Dodge Demon Rolls onto Dyno in Video," 12 June 2020 The all-new G80 2.5T drivetrain variants (RWD or AWD) are offered in three package levels each: Standard, Advanced, and Prestige; while G80 3.5T variants (RWD or AWD), are available in two package levels each: Standard and Prestige. Pr Newswire, Houston Chronicle, "Genesis announces all-new 2021 Genesis G80," 10 June 2020 The engine and drivetrain facility employs about 1,000 people. CBS News, "Harley-Davidson restarts production as it faces a "new normal"," 22 May 2020 The engine and drivetrain facility employs approximately 1,000 people. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Harley-Davidson restarting production, bringing hundreds back to work," 21 May 2020 Electric vehicle drivetrains have far fewer parts and the process is less labor intensive. Chris Bryant | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "An Industrial Crisis Is Brewing in Germany," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of drivetrain

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Drivetrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drivetrain. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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