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 For Tier 2 and 3 suppliers closely tied to the combustion engine and drivetrain, decision time is approaching, Wall and the banker concurred. Mergermarket, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The trucks are designed to run on either an internal-combustion engine or a battery-electric drivetrain, which has a higher purchase price but would save the Postal Service money over time in fuel and maintenance. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 Also make sure your chain tool is compatible with your drivetrain. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 29 Mar. 2021 In a conventional car, a mechanical drivetrain turns chemical energy into kinetic to move you forward. Paul Greenberg, Curbed, 30 Apr. 2021 The long warranty coverage is specific to the trucks' battery pack and drivetrain components. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 1 Apr. 2021 Imagine if Ford built a van today that borrowed its engine from the Mustang, drivetrain components from the Ranger, and could be sold as a rear-wheel drive model. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 13 Apr. 2021 The heat pump captures heat generated by the drivetrain, thus reducing reliance on the battery to heat the interior of the car. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, 13 Apr. 2021 The fenders were off, the hood was off, the drivetrain wasn’t completed and the seats were out. A.j. Baime, WSJ, 10 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of drivetrain

1954, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jun 2021

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“Drivetrain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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