trans·​ax·​le | \ tran(t)s-ˈak-səl How to pronounce transaxle (audio) , tranz- \

Definition of transaxle

: a unit that consists of a combination of a transmission and an axle's differential gear used especially in front-wheel-drive automobiles

Examples of transaxle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The engine, positioned longitudinally and with a five-speed ZF transaxle behind it, is attached to a tubular-steel subframe joined to the monocoque chassis via four flexible mounts, improving ride comfort. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2022 The 2005 612 Scaglietti, meanwhile, sports a gleaming Azzurro Argentina exterior over beige leather upholstery and is reportedly one of just 199 examples equipped with a six-speed manual transaxle. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 Mar. 2022 The powertrain uses a 1.5-liter flat-four engine and a four-speed manual transaxle. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 7 Mar. 2022 The standard engine is a 3.2-liter V-6 lashed to a nine-speed automatic transaxle. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 22 Jan. 2022 The team says the new mill can produce in excess of 304 horses, which is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed transaxle gearbox. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 17 Nov. 2021 Roma’s 8-speed dual-clutch transaxle, derived from the 989-horsepower SF90 Stradale hypercar’s gearbox, is also adopted with slightly different ratios to best suit Portofino. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 The transaxle, meanwhile, was actually sourced from the 2005 Ford GT. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 June 2021 The transaxle was later offered for sale on the Bring a Trailer website, where it was purchased for the hefty sum by Bagans. Nicholas Rice,, 2 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of transaxle

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transaxle

transmission + axle

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1 Apr 2022

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“Transaxle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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