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 What are your thoughts on bringing hybrid power trains to NASCAR? Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2024 One of the best things about the 2024 Volvo XC90 is the power train. Tony Leopardo, The Mercury News, 17 Mar. 2024 More prosaically, the new model now offers more emissions-free electric range with the power train in E-mode: now up to 21 miles. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 26 Feb. 2024 The Newsom administration and officials at the energy commission say the numbers simply reflect the fact that overall car and truck sales — regardless of power train — dropped in the second half of 2023. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2024 As a testament to the power train, which includes an eight-speed ZF dual-clutch transmission, those figures for the 5,373-pound (curb weight) sedan could be considered in the supercar category. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 What sets the model apart, and ensures its collectability, is its innovative technology, especially that advanced power train. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 31 Jan. 2024 While the purchase and installation of the power train is up to the buyer, Hi-Tech Automotive will furnish a list of independent installers. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 4 Jan. 2024 Flight-testing the hybrid-electric power train integrated into a commercial aircraft at operational altitudes will provide the team with practical opportunities to develop equipment and procedures for future commercial operation. Amy Jankovsky, IEEE Spectrum, 30 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of power train was in 1943

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“Power train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20train. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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