power train

noun

Definition of power train

: the intervening mechanism by which power is transmitted from an engine to a propeller or axle that it drives also : this mechanism plus the engine power train warranty

Examples of power train in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The power train combines a rear-mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 engine making 727 hp and 531 ft lbs of torque, with an electric motor—mounted directly onto the engine—making up the extra. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2021 My cousins tried to teach me about how the power train delivers torque to the wheels. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2022 The power train, including Porsche’s eight-speed PDK automatic transmission (a seven-speed manual is also available for the same price), allows the model to cover zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds (with the Sport Chrono Package) and top out at 190 mph. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 18 Jan. 2022 After two decades at Goldman Sachs, his stint at MIT was a needed stop on the Democrat power train, conferring the academic bona fide to secure his nomination as SEC Chair. Roslyn Layton, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 The power train will be hybrid in the sense of having electric lift rotor assemblies, while still employing turboshaft thrusters for the most efficient and longer-range flight. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 23 Dec. 2021 That’s something the Mach-E won’t be able to deliver, because lurking under its hood is Ford’s first all-electric—and relatively silent—power train. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 Oct. 2021 No surprise, since the power train is supplied by EV wunderkind Mate Rimac and is the same one that underpins his Rimac Nevera, the fastest-accelerating production car in the world. Nicolas Stecher, Robb Report, 16 Oct. 2021 Upon his arrival to Aston Martin, the smaller Valhalla supercar was slated to be powered by a V-6 hybrid power train. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of power train

1943, in the meaning defined above

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19 Apr 2022

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“Power train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20train. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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